INDEPENDENT -- The Irish Independent joins the rising chorus of broadsheets and explains blogs to the unwashed masses. In this well-written piece, cordial and self-deprecating Tom Murphy explains how to hold onto your job while blogging. This is especially relevant since it is easy to find at least one person per week losing a job because of their blogging. (Loose lips: pink slips.) Murphy himself has a mother lode of advice on best practise when blogging in the workplace that deserves careful attention for anyone reading this on their employer's time.
The article cautions readers to ensure they know company policy about online diaries before embarking on one.
Last month the dangers of emplyees' blogging came under the spotlight. News reports indicated that an employee in Waterstone's booksellers in the UK had been fired for keeping an online diary in which he commented on his workplace.
Elaine Larkin -- "Beware of the Blog" in the "Jobs & Careers" section of The Irish Independent, February 17, 2005.
Tom Murphy -- "Readers of the Irish Independent"
Bonus Link: Flickr pictures of Irish bloggers.