4 Reasons why Minority Nurses Ought to Blog More

canstockphoto9311192Minority nurses need to blog more because there are lots of advantages to blogging.

I was reading the statistics of minority nurses from the AACN report, and according to a survey done in 2013  by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, minority nurses represent 19% of all nurses.

You can read more of the report by clicking here:

I’ve not done any personal research to know the ratio of minority nurse-bloggers compared to others, but my gut instinct tells me they are very few.

I want to encourage more of you to blog because a lot of good things will come your way when you do.

My mother always said, “If you don’t want to miss out on the good things in life, always be early and punctual.”

I must say, I’m a bit guilty too because when most people started serious blogging in the early 2003-2005 period, the thought was at the back of my mind, but I did not start blogging until 2012.

Here are a few advantages that running a blog will do for you.

 

Who are you?

Before I started this blog, I was just another nurse with a difficult name to pronounce.

Now, people ask me how to pronounce my name because they believe I’m worth knowing.

When you run a blog, people will get to know you and will follow your blog.

The more your followers read your articles, the more they begin to trust you.

People tend to do business with those they trust.

 

Market your Skills

Your blog will automatically market your skills.

You will get contracts and job opportunities easily because you are always communicating with people.

Many of the contracts you’ll get online will require you to work online.

You’ll be able to work at your convenience.

 

Learn about opportunities

There are many opportunities online that you will learn about as you collaborate with other bloggers.

If you want to grow, the keyword is networking.

By networking with others, you will hear about opportunities you would never have heard of.

 

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Live the laptop lifestyle

This is the best part for me.

When people talk about the laptop lifestyle, they show pictures of people at the beach lazing away and money dropping from the blue sky.

Let’s keep it real. You can make money with your blog; however, it takes a lot of hard work and strategy.

Working hard is nothing new to nurses.

The beauty of the laptop lifestyle is; if you are a mother of young kids, you can work from home or anywhere around your child’s schedule.

If you are looking for opportunities beyond the bedside, particularly as you grow older and want a change, the laptop lifestyle will give you those opportunities.

If you love to travel and don’t want a job with a fixed schedule, you’ll love the laptop lifestyle.

 

Do you still doubt?

I don’t think I need to convince you further that you need a blog.

If you are interested in learning how to run a popular blog, I’m happy to teach you how.

If you would like a mentor to help you set up an authority blog, you can get in-touch with me today.

 

Don’t wait any longer  ~This is your opportunity.

 

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Comments

  1. Naomi says:

    Great point Joyce. We have to market ourselves more using the tools of today and tomorrow!

    • Joyce says:

      You are right Naomi.
      Things have changed these days. If you want a great job or opening, a resume is no longer enough.
      I blog will take you a long way.