Blogger Firings Down, Hirings Up?

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Have you noticed that it’s been awhile since we last heard about a company firing an employee blogger?

The Technorati and Indeed.com data appears to back this hypothesis up.

My gut is that there has been a decrease in blogger firings because a) the ensuing publicity is terrible, b) more companies have a tolerance for bloggers and c) they may be hiring bloggers instead. I don’t feel it necessarily reflects that more organizations have blog policies in place – although they should.

Further to this, note the two graphs below. The first charts mentions of “fired for blogging.” The second tracks job postings on Indeed that express a desire for blog-related skills.

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Steve Rubel is a PR strategist with nearly 16 years of public relations, marketing, journalism and communications experience. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President with Edelman, the largest independent global PR firm.

He authors the Micro Persuasion weblog, which tracks how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations practice.

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