Friday, February 02, 2007

Top Ten (And A Half) Reasons Why You Should Not Blog At Work.

Inspired by David Letterman’s 25th anniversary on late night TV, I have decided to post a Top Ten and a Half List every Friday. Why ten and a half? Because I don’t want to be accused of stealing a great idea, of course…

So, here are the top ten (and a half) reasons why you should not blog at work:

11. Uh, duh, it’s not allowed.

10. When blogging at work you can’t do your usual pre-writing/pre-blogging rituals to pump you up like shouting the phrases of motivational posters while strutting to ‘Eye of the Tiger’ or ‘Stayin’ Alive.’

9. Chances are that your measly office PC is slower than your sleek home model and as everyone knows, that creates impatience and impatience stifles creativity.

8. If your employer had wanted a staff writer, they would have hired one.

7. Blogging takes away from essential office duties like gossiping and playing Solitaire.

6. Blogging at work increases the chances that a co-worker will drop in on you and discover your secret online identity, Mr. Grrrrt Luvuh83.

5. Blogging is a delicate activity and requires your complete attention and focus…oh wait, that’s what your job requires.

4. It’s probably not a good thing when you go to check your favorite blogs during a conference call and you are redirected to a page that displays the words ‘Company Web Policy Violation Page’ in bold red color.

3. If you blog at work, you’ll have to spend more time at home doing chores and honey-do’s and you will most certainly be expected to spend more time with the spouse and kids.

2. You can get easily distracted when writing your post only to discover that you have accidentally typed your post into an email that you unknowingly sent to upper management.

And the number one reason why you should not blog at work is:

1. If you aren’t paying attention, your boss might….

Get it? Number 1 on the list wasn’t completed. That was the half. That’s the gimmick…see you next Friday for another Top Ten and a Half List.

6 comments:

Rhea said...

An excellent list. I am only more encouraged to blog at work.

Pickled Olives said...

great list!

Odat said...

It's not allowed??????? Damn!
You mean my reasons for not meeting deadlines can't be because I was catching up on reading blogs????
Good post, Michael...thanks for sharing!
Peace

etain_lavena said...

9. Chances are that your measly office PC is slower than your sleek home model and as everyone knows, that creates impatience and impatience stifles creativity.

This was one of the fumers of my aggresion this week....hihi....
wonderful list...note to self BLOG more at work;)

SGT DUB said...

#1 cracked me up, you got it going.

thethinker said...

Now, if only I could find some way to blog at school...