Being Careful About What I Write

A friend of mine cautioned me about talking too much about work related issues on my blog (thanks man). I checked into it with my HR person and they advised me of the same thing. Apparently the company is worried about confidentiality and things like that. So, because my job is more important than my blog, I will be more careful about what I write here.

It's interesting though; the rise of blogging has created problems for corporations that have never been encountered before. Some companies, like Microsoft, have embraced blogging as a way for employees to connect with customers and to expand the customer base. Other companies have strict rules limiting or even squelching work-related blogging all together. I know that some soldiers got in trouble for some of the war related blogging they did and it makes me wonder how free speech and censorship fit into the whole equation? Shouldn't I be able to say anything I want, provided that I don't disclose company confidential information?