Hey, Remember Me?

Well, as the title of this post suggests, I am back. I know, I know it has been quite some time since I have posted anything here, and it has been a lot longer since I have posted consistently but with EMS Today coming up this week, I decided to reopen the door to blogging and start writing again. For the last six months I have been focusing on a lot of aspects of both my personal and professional life. I have been teaching more, developing classes more, and just generally enjoying life outside of the blogging world. After writing for five and a half years, I guess that I just needed a break.

I have spent the last couple of months writing for Dragons Speak, a blog about Drexel University’s basketball team in Philadelphia. As a present to my dad, a Drexel grad, I got us season tickets. Sports writing has been a good outlet, and has helped me break down some of the more serious setbacks that I have had with writer’s block over the last couple of months.
I am sure that most of the other bloggers who are still out there and active will agree that writing is a labor of love. Unlike some, I don’t make any money from doing this. This website is completely self-funded and maintained. I write because I enjoy it, and I write because I am passionate about my chosen career.

My main motivation for coming back and writing, however, is two-fold. Moving past my love for it and my field, I am not at all happy with the direction that the online community of bloggers has taken. While there are still the likes of Noonan, Grayson, and Schorr gracing this series of tubes that we call the internet with their thoughts and feelings on this field, there are others who have become more frequent contributors who leave me scratching my head. But enough of the negativity. Let’s get back to writing, right?

Lately, EMS Compass has taken up a lot of my time, and with that coming to a close I plan on having more time to spend with a cup of coffee and a keyboard to share my thoughts on our industry. In other exciting news, I am speaking at EMS Today next week on behalf of EMS Compass. A big thank you goes out to Nick Nudell, Dave Williams and my cospeaker Mic Gunderson for their support and belief in me. Having my name anywhere near theirs is an exciting prospect for me.

Expect more regular posts, and maybe even a new project that is peaking its nose over the horizon. I have been in talks with a few people, new writers and old, and we are trying to put something together. More on that with the future.

Now let’s get back to it!