Thrive: Blogging at work – Boon or bane?


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A friend of mine goes into work at 9 in the morning. He puts down his bag, makes a cup of coffee and settles in front of the computer. By 10.15, his blog is updated, usually a post of almost 500 words, with nice photos to complement the piece. By 11, he has about 50 comments left on his blog. I sometimes wonder whether his whole morning is dedicated to his blog.

It’s no wonder employee blogs are growing to be a concern among employers. From the employers’ point of view, blogs are a two-pronged problem:

  1. an employee’s time is wasted on his or her blog; and
  2. business secrets may be revealed on the employee’s blog.

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