Alright, what’s the secret?

There has to be something our top bloggers know that I don’t. Because for the life of me I cannot figure out how you guys (and gals!) find time to do all the things you do!

Today’s Battle of the Blog spotlight is on our FIRST NURSING blogger!

This is Keith Carlson, RN (aka: “NurseKeith”)

NurseKeith is a registered nurse, professional coach, writer, AND rock star blogger. Oh, excuse me, did I forget to mention he also co-founded an internet radio station called “RN.FM Radio: Nursing Unleashed”?

Seriously, people, how can you pull all this off!? 

The name of Keith’s blog (well….one of them) is Digital Doorway. In his blog posts, NurseKeith discusses everything from the latest happenings in the world of nursing to book reviews to personal stories from his nursing experiences.

The real miracle is that Keith found some time to talk to us about his blog. Learn more below!

How would you describe Digital Doorway?

Digital Doorway is a venue for my thoughts, opinions and reflections on issues related to nursing, health care, and coaching.

What would you say is the focus or mission?

The mission of my blog is to be informative, thought-provoking, and intellectually stimulating, and to communicate important and timely information related to nursing and healthcare, as well as social justice and related topics.

What inspired you to start it?

I started Digital Doorway as a means to use my voice as a nurse and writer in a public format.

My blog began more as a personal exploration of issues important to me, and in the last 4 to 5 years it has become increasingly focused on nursing and health care.

How long have you been writing on this particular blog?

Digital Doorway has been active since January of 2005.

Do you have a favorite thing to write about?

My favorite subjects to write about are nursing, health care, social justice, and health.

Tell us a little bit about your blog ‘community’ …

My blog community is varied and sundry. I am sometimes surprised by the amount of attention that certain posts engender, and I am frequently gratified by the wonderful encouragement and feedback that I receive.

What would you say has been your best experience as a blogger?

My best experience as a blogger has been the ongoing relationships with other nurse bloggers that I have developed over the years, as well as the organic notoriety that has been created by the blog.

I have actually met several people face to face with whom I first connected through Digital Doorway. It’s wonderful to create a real friendship out of an online connection.

What have you learned through the experience?

I have learned a great deal about writing, blogging, the internet, nursing, and the intersection between internet technology and healthcare.

If you win, to which charity will you donate your $200 winnings? Why?

I will be likely to donate my $200 winnings to Madre, an excellent organization that assists women and children around the world.

Other than the blog, where can we find you on the web?

On Facebook and on Twitter.


We are so happy to have our first Nursing blogger profile! To learn more about Nurse Keith and check out some of his blog posts, click here. To vote for your favorite Nursing Blog in Battle of the Blogs, click here!

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