In the past year, I have read a lot of nursing blogs, some very good, a few very bad, and covering all points between. As a way to mark the first anniversary of this blog, and something which I intend to become an annual event, I thought I might return a little of the recognition you, my nurse colleagues (and I hope, friends) have given me.
It was a pretty hard deciding who my favourites were. There are many superlative blogs, and undoubtedly I have only seen a fraction of them. The choices are purely subjective and idiosyncratic. I employed no elaborate scoring system to objectify my choices, but I did keep in mind factors of readability, interest/topicality/aptness/etc., and regularity of posting, only one of which, in any case could be realistically measured.
In no particular order, my choices for the best nursing blogs:
My personal blogmother.
Thoughtful and well-written; unfortunately on summer holiday, and waiting for his return.
Comics are art, and newly-graduated Will is an artist.
No verbal filter, she says, but hugely entertaining, thoughtful and readable nonetheless.
Where art meets healing, along (as a bonus) a sister blog, JParadisi RN’s Blog
Flat out, the best written.
Writing his way through nursing school; “Just me,” he says, and my Y chromosome afloat on the estrogen ocean. . .”
Our blogs should all look so good. Or be so informative and interesting.
Rob Fraser: “The goal of this website is to share ideas of research, innovation and leadership with nurses.”
Terrific, beautifully written stories: on a (hopefully) brief hiatus.