It is fair to say that almost all bloggers have a day job, but carry out their blogging activities in their own as opposed to the company’s time. But that does not allow employees to blog about certain aspects of the business in which they are employed. But how far can companies go in restricting what bloggers put out on their sites.
Most companies have policies regarding computer usage and confidentiality. But some companies are raising the levels of what an employee can say or blog to a point where they want to vet everything an employee has to say. Often it is an individual manager that wants to control their staff above and beyond what the company guidelines provide for.
So what does an employee do if they are faced with a controlling manager. Simple. If the blog does not refer to, imply, make reference to or in ay way breach the company guidelines, tell the manager where to go. If that results in a stoush and if it is allowed to continue, then it is not the kind of company you want to be employed by. Time to “Ramble On”