What with the recent increase in dooce-ing and an article in this weeks Micro Mart about “the perils of blogging” it got me thinking about how many of my readers write about work, and how many would be willing to give up their blog or lose their job, should the situation arise.
Personally, I’m quite a private person and I don’t blog extensively about my home life or my job anyway. Vague comments about changing employment or unspecific details on new tasks are about as far as I’ll push it. I made it clear I blogged when I had my interview for my new job too — even went so far as to use my personal website as an example of my coding and design (haha) skills.
So, assuming that you are employed, what would you do if your employer called you into the office and said “stop blogging or lose your job” (even if you don’t blog about work)? Does your employer know that you blog? What do you think about people who get fired for blogging — just desserts for speaking out of turn or a violation of their right to free speech? It’d be interesting to hear what you all think, even if you’re not currently employed.
Edit: Off-topic, I forgot to mention my new page on my collection of geek t-shirts.