More on Corporate Blogging…

by dave on August 20, 2007

Sorry for another post so quickly in the day, but I just happened to stumble upon Jeremiah Owyang’s excellent blog entry entitled “How Blogs can help a Corporation.”  While he makes some very valid points about some of the more tenacious exchanges out there (StorageZilla and Robin Harris), I think he missed something along the way.

Jeremiah states:
“The rules around EMC’s organic (bloggers that appear on their own, without corporate control) bloggers seem very controlled…”

Honestly, I don’t think this is the case whatsoever.  As a matter of fact, what got me started blogging was several really good exchanges with Chuck Hollis regarding Infiniband, etc. that were off the beaten path.  Chuck simply asked me what my passions were and to blog those. Simple, really, but the essence of what blogging should be about.  What drives me as an EMC employee is my thirst for knowledge that lies outside the scope of my daily routine.  I can engage with those who have experience beyond that of mine and learn and then, when the mood strikes, blog. 🙂

So, let’s give up on the whole EMC ControlCenter blogging argument and focus on what drives us in storage.



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