I had a read of our external site about blogging this evening. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re interested in blogging, and want to see an example of a positive corporate attitude towards it. I especially enjoyed looking through some of the profiles of other IBM bloggers, seeing why they do it, and what they think they get out of it.
Although I’ve been reading blogs for a year or two now, I’m still fairly new to blogging myself. I’m kinda enjoying it – I think it’s a useful thing to be able to reflect on something that you’ve done at the end of each day. It’s a little frustrating that the nature of my job means that it’s sometimes difficult to write about it here. I work in a technical support job for WebSphere MQ – investigating customer problems and providing advice, support, and code fixes for our corporate customers. Essentially, I get to solve puzzles – the customer describes a problem they are facing, invariably with one or more key pieces missing. My job is to work out what they are, and – as geeky as it sounds – this can be a lot of fun. And more than once, I’ve wanted to be able to write about something I’ve worked on here. But, describing problems faced by customers in a public forum would hardly be fair.
Maybe the answer is to move this blog to our intranet? Or create a separate blog there?