Trolls and Patience

I’m really happy my post “The Effects of Nursing on Nurses” is still generating commentary and discussion among nurses and other individuals. Unfortunately, there are a few trolls who have latched onto the post, attacking people in order to get more attention for themselves.

When I think of a troll, I don’t think of a hairy little dude under a bridge. Rather I think of a fisherman, slowly making his way around the water, with several baited lines, waiting for a bite.

That’s all trolls are. They drop aggressions, make offensive commentary, and hope they get a rise out of us.

Because I want discussion to continue, but I want to limit the amount of trolls on my blog, I have placed comments back under moderation on all posts. I have generally approved all comments, as anyone can tell by the number of “quit your job, you lazy nurse” comments I have received. As long as you are not attacking other users, comments will be approved.

I will continue to check the blog several times a day to approve comments. I appreciate your patience and understanding.

In addition, I have gotten a lot of new followers. I like to follow people for conversation, if you’d like me to follow you back, please post something here about the theme of your blog.

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About Grimalkin, RN

Trying really hard to be a decent person. Registered Nurse. Intersectional Feminism. Poet. Cat. Political. Original recipes. Original Stories. Occasionally Questionable Judgement. Creator of #cookingwithjoanne and #stopcock. Soulless Unwashed Carrot. This blog is dedicated to my grandmother, my beloved cat Grimalkin, and my patients.

Posted on January 5, 2014, in Basics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I liked your blog a lot! Can’t imagine anyone doing our job who doesn’t get compassion fatigue. Maybe if they don’t get that, they didn’t have any compassion to lose or get fatigued over. Just saying! Been a registered nurse since 1967 and believe me, if you don’t take care of yourself you will end up sick too! No joke. When they told us many years ago we could “have it all” they lied. Those of us who tried found that we couldn’t give 100% to both home, husband, children & work without eventually having a meltdown. So, just like on the airplane when they tell you in case of emergency to put your own oxygen mask on so you can help your child put his on, you need to care for yourself or you won’t have anything to give anyone else. No one wants someone who’s resentful and worn out. Been there, done that.

    • Thank you! There are people online who just live to make other people’s lives miserable, and that’s who I’m watching out for. They just live to upset people, and they have no place in an honest discussion.

  2. I really appreciated your post! I’m a nursing student going into my last semester and I enjoyed hearing some brutal honesty in regards to what I’m about to get into. I’ve worked in healthcare for 8 years so I realize that each position holds a different perspective and I’d rather hear words of advice and wisdom than just the generic fluff some have to offer. I’m toying with the theme of my transition from my last semester to becoming a RN. I haven’t written anything as of yet but when (if?) I do, I would love your insight.

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