Proclaim or Disclaim?March 10, 2005
Scoble posted some interesting comments on whether a person can truly partition off their professional life on a public blog.
The reality is you're always representing your employer when you talk in public, no matter how many disclaimers you make.
I think this is the bottom-line reality of speaking in public spaces. Particularly within the church world, your readers will always see you as a representative of your church (or, in an even larger sense, of Christianity). Once you accept that responsibility, the lines become much clearer. We are currently working through a personal websites/blogging policy and this is exactly the conclusion we've reached.