Saturday, September 26, 2015

Time to get blogging again?

I have been reviewing and updating my online spaces over the last few days and as a result have been thinking about what to do with this blog.

I haven't posted here for nearly a year and have contemplated posting a "goodbye" post and leaving it here as a record of the work I have done over the last few years.

I have been reticent about blogging over the last couple of years, especially about midwifery, because of my national role as Midwifery Adviser at the Australian College of Midwives. And it has been very interesting to see how my use of social mediua has changed as a result of this change in role - but that's another story.

Meanwhile, I'm thinking I'll pick up with my blogging again. But the question is; should I start up with this one again, or start another blog? And, what should I blog about - should I continue to make it a mix of professional and personal, or focus more on my life outside midwifery? For example, life in Canberra?

What do you think? What would you be interested in hearing about?


Tash D said...

I have missed your blog Sarah! Please start it up again. I enjoyed it being a mix of both your personal life observations, especially starting out in a new city(and country!) but also your midwifery musings. I know it can be difficult to do the latter given your professional role, but I think it would be difficult to separate such a big part of your life like that.

Sarah Stewart said...

Thank you so much, Tash, for your kind words :) I am feeling a lot more confident in my professional role now than I did 2 or 3 years again which is why I think its time to get blogging again. Your encouragement means a lot to me :) :)

Chris Hardy said...

Hi Sarah,
Have missed your musings and comments and glad to see you are still in Australia. I am interested to know how nurses "travel" to other countries to work. I think exchanges and secondments bring a lot of benefits to the individual practitioners, to the institutions they work at, and to the profession as a whole. I have several colleagues who have had lots of hurdles to navigate in gaining registration in the UK and in the USA. My own application to sit the NCLEX for registration in the USA was rejected as I did not have Obstetric Nursing, Paediatric Nursing or (acceptable) Psychiatric Nursing subjects as part of my degree. I am an RN currently practicing in Australia with no restrictions. I was unable to find a way to meet these requirements at colleges or universities, either in Australia or in the USA.
Chris Hardy

Sarah Stewart said...

Hi Chris, thanks for getting in touch. I think its getting more and more difficult to register in other countries so my advice would be to do everything you can to keep your options open. cheers Sarah

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