When someone blogs about their life, and about their work there is always the possibility of being found out by family, friends and of course others. When you work in the public sector and for the health service, there are issues of confidentiality that need to be considered. I am lucky in that I don’t currently directly provide care for patients, I am a nurse without a caseload but I do deal with sensitive issues and now I am working the the area of commissioning this is going to increase. This may be the reason that I am struggling for posts at a time when I am actually encountering more potential topics and this issue is not going to go away because my new boss visits a website I know to contain a link to and description of this blog’s contents.
In the past I have planned the contents of a post during the working day and have also heard myself saying almost the same words that are contained within a post (before or after it appears), but I do not want to risk getting discovered. I enjoy writing this blog, I have fun mixing up posts from my home and work life and I enjoy reading and contributing to other blogs. As far as I can see there is no point in keeping this blog about my life as a manager in the NHS if I can’t maintain at least some element of truth to my posts and part of my passion has always been in portraying the truth as I see it. I guess for now I will just be careful and try not to bring any undue attention to myself but if my posts are slightly stilted then you will understand why!