Tuesday, February 22, 2011

More Twitter!

As you might have noticed, there have not been any updates for quite a while. I've been in one of those periods where time management has caused the blog to drop in priority. I have always enjoyed sharing pharmacy news stories on this blog, and I want to continue this.

I have been posting to Canada Pharmacy News in pretty much the same format since it started way back in 2003. But times have changed. I signed up for a Twitter account a while back, but wasn't sure how to incorporate it into the blog. But I think I've finally realized that Twitter needs to be the primary source of content and the blog becomes the supplement. The process of identifying an interesting article, posting a brief preview, and then providing a link to the story has been what I've been doing all of these years. Twitter provides an fast and easy to use method to do what I've been doing all along. Also, sending a link via Twitter is much quicker and less labour intensive than my old method on the blog. So making the change should be much more efficient from a time point of view.

So here's the new format: I will be posting all links to news stories via Twitter. The Canada Pharmacy News Twitter account is CanadaPharmNews. The link for the Twitter page is http://twitter.com/CanadaPharmNews. The Twitter feed will be featured on the blog on the right side of the page, so you can still come here to get the links as well.

I may still post things on the blog from time to time. I haven't decided if it will be an occasional comment on the latest pharmacy news, or a link to a story which I deem important enough to double post. We shall see how this evolves.

New links later today on Twitter!


Anonymous said...

Any news on if there is going to be a community pharmacist union forming in canada any time soon?
I'm going crazy with the way chain pharmacy has slashed tech hours and we're havingg to pick up the slack and spend more time counting,filing and putting away stock and NO time doing medschecks!

Small Town Canadian Pharmacist said...

Well said! I'd be very interested in a Pharmacist Union here in Canada! I just wish there was some more information on who's talking about starting one. There was an article in Pharmacy Practice recently about it but there is no contact information to learn more about this idea.

- Small Town Canadian Pharmacist