EMR Blogging Rules

Posted on August 19, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Today I came across a post on Neil Versel’s blog where he talks about staying up late and early morning to meet the deadline for the stories he was writing for FierceEMR. When I first starting blogging about EMR, I came across Neil’s blog and it was interesting to see the perspective of a real healthcare IT journalist. I learned a lot from him (both things I wanted to do and things I didn’t).

The one thing that I love most about blogging is that there are no such things as deadlines. Certainly, I’ve kind of created some self imposed rhythms and expectations with readers (especially over on EMR and HIPAA), but I don’t really have any fixed deadlines. There’s something satisfying about the freedom to post whenever I want about whatever I want. I’m only really beholden to my readers. It’s a beautiful thing.

I actually can’t imagine my life without blogging now. I’m currently working on a new website to help sports organizations fundraise, but even then I have a couple blogs built in to help with the marketing of the site. Blogs are an amazing way to communicate. Plus, there’s something really satisfying about putting your thoughts in writing. This is even more true when others read it and find value from it.