The Rambling Librarian addresses the issue of blogging guidelines for employees with a subtitle of “What might make a good corporate blogging guideline?”.
I tend to agree with that premise. You don’t need a lawsuit or negative publicity in order to do things right. Basically, the guidelines are to manage employees but not in an insidious way. I prefer to think that it’s about managing employees by managing their expectations where blogging is concerned.
I asked myself, “If a government agency were to draft a Blogging Guideline for Employees”, what would it say? Rather than start from scratch, I decided to review what is already out there, for a pointer or two.
The author goes on to offer examples of of various corporate blogging guidelines from major corporations, examining what is the good and bad in each.
If you are a corporate blogger, or have a company blog, don’t wait for someone to scream and yell or sue your company to do the “right thing” when it comes to your company’s blogging ethics. The suggestions offered should help you put together a good blogging guideline that will benefit your company as well as your blogging employees.
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