Some Random Blog Information – Summertime Personal Update

Some of you may have noticed that my posting frequency has dropped off as of late. It has. While I try to shoot for 3 to 5 posts per week Iíve been barely making one for the last couple of weeks. Donít worry though; I have a ton of good ideas for articles floating around in my head lately. They just havenít made it onto the pages of the blog as of yet.

One of the things I struggle with as a blogger is how I want the site to be perceived. Am I an article site? Should I concentrate on the big articles and big ideas that can get up to 2k views in a day? Or should I fall back upon the more personal style of bloggery that the greats such as AmboDriver and TOTWTYTR use? I realize that this is my forum and that I can do what I darn well please with it, but I do want my readers to get something useful from the site. Thatís the thing. I have always thought that people come here to read this blog because Iím just some guy who writes about paramedicine from the front of his ambulance. And thatís still the case. I almost always write things whilst on-duty and my various jobs have been pulling me in a lot of directions as of late which has been slowing me down. I can write when Iím home, like this post, but I enjoy playing with the boy and I think that the wifeíd skin me if I didnít keep up with my part of the house chores.

At any rate, please donít give up on me. I love having a blog and I have always been surprised and appreciative that people actually come here to read what I have to say. Itís a great feeling to be able to think of an idea, jot it down on a keyboard, and have people come and read and comment on it. It is even better when the subject matter is something that I truly love as much as I love EMS. While I could see myself writing a blog about other subjects Iím passionate about, such as Barbeque or Tibetan Dance, Iím glad that I chose EMS. Itís much more entertaining to write things about calls I run on than it would be to write something every time I sear a steak to perfection or smoke the perfect rack of ribs (like I did last night, I might add)

So today, Iím going to be working on writing the big articles that Iíve yet to finish and Iíll be scheduling them to run during the week. Iíve sent some things to the magazines and if youíd like you can read one of my more formal articles up on EMS Magazineís page or you can hop on over to and hear a podcast I was on regarding high school students in EMS. Tonight you can go and listen to the Happy Hour on the or you can go listen to the great things theyíre doing at .

Yes, this was a disjointed article, but for just under 600 words it took me three cups of coffee, two phone calls, a bathroom break, two kiddie wrestling matches, a few ďDad!! Look!!ísĒ and an hour and a half to write. Bear with me folks and thanks for reading. Iím going to write today, I promiseÖ

However, I could† go fishing…

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  • LadyLizzie

    Umm…I like your blog just the way it is. Almost – the one thing I hate (not just about your blog, don't worry) is the Twitter updates. Maybe just because I don't Tweet (is that the right word?) I don't understand the importance of it. Anyways, what I was going to say, before I got distracted by the Twitter, was that I like the variety of your posts. The mix of articles and personal and stories keeps me from getting bored and I always enjoy reading your posts.

  • Ckemtp

    I hate the twitter updates too! I just can't figure out how to turn them off… So every week, once I remember that a Sunday has passed and there's one of those abominations up there, I go and delete it. I originally put the auto tweeter up there to build keywords, and it worked in my google ratings, but now they're just an annoyance.

    Twitter itself is fun. It's a tad addicting to put it mildly. I highly recommend that y'all start tweeting. The fun and the available information is just too good to miss.

    Thanks for the comment :)

  • Brad

    Wow Chris… ADD much? “How long does it take CKEMTP to write a blog post? I dunno, lets go ride bikes!” lol, keep it up :)


  • Ckemtp

    Seriously! That's very much the case. I am riddled with ADD. It's more fun that way because um, what was I talking about?

    Right now I'm writing the “spork” piece and watching Star Trek TNG while occasionally going to check on the boy, who's running a lemonade stand.

    Has anyone heard of a “Knork”? Google it

  • LadyLizzie

    Woah, a Knork…cool! I'm pretty sure I would cut myself with that. Excuse me while I go share this discovery with all my other nerdy friends.

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