Why do I blog?

I started blogging around 17 months ago and originally I planned to use it as a journal to keep a record of my time at university. I didn’t think that others would be interested in reading my content. After releasing a few posts, I realised that a few people might actually want to read my blog, so I decided to write about things during my time at university that other student nurses may read and find useful for their own journey to becoming a qualified nurse. When I started blogging, there were very few UK based student nurse blogs available to read. Now there are many more available and this is great as everyone has different experiences and placements during their time as a student nurse.

I enjoy blogging as it is a good way to arrange my thoughts and write about the different things I’ve learnt. I like to write posts about the different placements I have so that other students who receive the same placement allocations can start them knowing a little more about what to expect.

My favourite posts to write are my ‘top tips’. I have had a lot of fantastic feedback on these types of posts and I really enjoy collecting my tips and writing them into a post that hopefully other student nurses will find useful. So far I have written top tips on being a first year student nurse, first placement and assignment planning but watch out for more!

Blogging is open to everyone and you can write about whatever you want to (protecting confidentiality and abiding by the NMC code is a must throughout). You can discuss your opinion on current affairs, health related news stories or something you have experienced on placement/at work. Blogging is also a great tool when it comes to reflection, you can write your thoughts down and share them if you feel comfortable to do so. You can write in whatever style you prefer and blogging is very informal compared to academic writing, I’ve found that writing blog posts can give a little bit of a release during assignment writing.

I would encourage student nurses and qualified nurses to blog, there are so many of us out there who would be interested in reading your posts and you may just fall in love with blogging like I have!

Send your blog links for me to follow and let me know why you enjoy blogging!

Love,

T x

9 thoughts on “Why do I blog?

  1. This was s such a lovely post to read. I enjoy blogging for the ability to look back on the little things such as the lipsticks I was loving and places I’ve visited over the past few years. It’s so rewarding to know others enjoy your content too, great post!
    Zara x

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  2. I enjoyed this blog post about why you enjoy blogging! I saw a lot of myself in what you had written – I’ve been blogging about my experiences in education and with mental health as well as disability for a little under four months now. I find blogging to be very helpful with easing the congestion of thought I can often experience in my own mind too; arranging my thoughts on a page and writing about the different things I’ve experienced is super beneficial in my own opinion! I’m sure the UK student nurse population will find lots of benefit in what you have to say, keep on writing – you have a lot to share, I’m sure of it! ❤️

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