I received a very interesting note from Jeff Brooks who asked me to blog about it. He is or was the author of Donor Power Blog, which as of this moment still lists him as the blogger. Jeff, it so happens, blogged on company time. He also noted his employer. Now, the blog is owned and run by his former employer and Jeff has started a new blog, Future Fundraising Now. Are we to conclude then that those of us who blog from time to time from our company computer have thereby ceded control of our work to our employer when and if we leave?
In a way, this is a story about blogging come of age. Isn't it interesting that blogging that has always seemed to be about individual voice, and a little disreputable, is now considered a corporate asset, like client lists, or write for hire intellectual property, to be preserved by the firm when the fungible employee leaves? My suggestion is that if you want your blog to remain your own make clear who really owns it. In my case, Wealth Bondage.
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