Rod Boothby posted about the potential effects of blogging on your career development:
“I think that any business person who has long term career objectives in mind should be concerned about what they write in blogs.
The stakes get higher when people connect you with your employer.
When you apply for a job, your blogacts like an extended cover letter. Employers can and will search your name on Google. If the first thing that pops up is a blog entry about how smashed you got at a Frat party, it won’t help you get hired.”
He points to the work of Intuit blog wrangler Scott K. Wilder, who provides guidelines and brief training classes to bring internal bloggers into the blogosphere, more aware of how their career and reputation can be impacted by a few misguided sentences.