This is the beginning of an adventure!

Connectivity–the whole picture!

Can I really connect 9+ million nurses worldwide? Let’s see.

I started this adventure one weekday morning in early April 2019. It was in a classroom in Tacoma, Washington. A guy I’ve listened to before–Rick Hogan–was doing a class on starting an online business. At the time, it was a little more than a dream for me. My wife had had a blog. I had a blog at one time (as a hobbyist). Our boy’s girlfriend has a blog (that she actually makes some money from!)

“Why not me?” I thought.

A short time before, I had moved a couple of URLs we owned over to a new provider. I had purchased a new WordPress site from the same provider. I was ready to roll!

“WordPress has changed since I used it last. It’s changed a lot!” I thought. “Oh well. Let’s see how it goes.”

There was this new thing called “Gutenberg”. A new text editing tool to learn how to use. I thought, “I’m pretty techy. I can figure this out!”

First things first. I had to figure out all over again how to set up and customize WordPress. “Not easy is it now, is it? Big shot!” I had to find an image–a graphic–to replace the “stock photo” that came with the default WordPress theme. Something that reflected the theme of the new site “Connected Nurses”. I really didn’t want my model nurses to be all-female and wearing scrubs!

Something modern in a contemporary setting–maybe a break or a report room. Perhaps making a gesture that I never would have seen in nursing school! How about a group of young people (nurses) doing a “one for all” gesture over the report table. You know. Really connecting!

So, here we go. One for all, and all for one!

Who will be our first connection?

About Gerry Wieder

Gerry is a former Registered Nurse, currently living in the Seattle area of the United States.
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