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Yes I have it that book! I actually met them in person too they are awesome!
Do you have a blog? I recommend starting one anyway, because I found that I always just put it on the back burner!
Let me know =]
It's so cool that you met them! I've been keeping an eye on their blogs for several years, and it's amazing how much they've grown and changed over time.
I have a whole WordPress site set up and about 15 half-written articles on my desktop, but I haven't pulled the trigger and gone live. I guess I've been worried that once I start, I'll feel obligated to keep producing content and it will become more stressful than therapeutic. One of the things I love about AN is that I can contribute when I feel like it, and totally fall off the grid when I don't.
My whole site premise is based around NICU, so it also feels a bit disingenuous to write about NICU when I'm leaving the specialty (granted, to switch to a closely related specialty). Changing my focus would cause me to have to change the whole brand, so I'm doing some soul-searching. I also worry that I'll be a bit busy and stressed out orienting to a new, higher-acuity specialty (peds cardiac ICU); I don't know if I want to take on any other projects right now. I keep telling myself I'll revisit the idea later, but I've been putting it off for a couple of years now.
One thing I found incredibly surprising and powerful about the book was the notion of becoming an 'influencer.' Simply by putting in the effort, it seems that you have the capacity to create a personal brand and really make a name for yourself. It's a fascinating idea, although it does take a lot of hard work, time, and investment.
I'll have to keep an eye on your blog. Keep us updated on how it's going!