By Teresa Chinn & Sam Sherrington
A few weeks back we held a #WeNurses tweetchat that explored blogging as a nurse (you can read it HERE) During the discussion it was suggested that the NHS's 70th Brithday (#NHS70) was a brilliant opportunity to get nurses, from all areas of nursing, blogging:
The suggestion was well recieved:
I've had a food blog for 6 years I'd be happy to start a Nurse blog too :)— Vicki Jones RN DN QN (@VickiJNurse) March 1, 2018
Please do send me further Info is this is going ahead I’d be very interested in being a part of this ??— Jennifer Giampaoli STN (@jenniferg1710) March 1, 2018
I would love to try and revive my blog!— Hannah Smith (@HannahSTN) March 1, 2018
Love to get involved!— Liz Charalambous (@lizcharalambou) March 2, 2018
I would like to blog for #70nursebloggers #NHS70. I am starting to write blogs as part of my job and for my PGcert course. It's not an easy thing to do but I've found practice makes it easier. Count me in! #WeNurses— Jennifer Springham (@jlspringham2) March 3, 2018
So we are pleased to announce #70nursebloggers and #70midwifebloggers is now a thing!!
The aim is to inspire 70 nurses / student nurses / midwives / student midwives to blog in order to raise profile of what nurses and midwives do and nurses & midwives blogging and to celebrate 70 years of the NHS
The blog can be setting up a blog alone, or with some colleagues. It can be a guest blog on someone elses website. It can be a written blog, a video blog or an audio blog. Blogs are welcome from existing bloggers or those new to blogging … but must be about some aspect of nursing or midwifery.
When you have written your blog please post it and state something along the lines of:
We will then add you to the WeNurses or WeMidwives #70nursebloggers or #70midwifebloggers Twitter list
We also want to encorage those more seasoned bloggers amoungst you to share some of your blogging knowledge and expertise - below are some suggestions on how you could kindly support and encourage new bloggers:
We hope that #70nursebloggers & #70midwifebloggers will become a vibrant resource for nurses and midwives who blog or want to blog.
Here is all of that some handy infographics: