Reading a lot of posts from people surprised about how many Microsoft employees blog (and the fact that executive management allows it). Recently, some posts on the idea of recruiters blogging...surprising?  Are we crazy?

Does it help to know that we all go home to our spouses, kids and dogs? That we all have hobbies...and opinions?

I  love that it's OK to do this here. It's part of my job (which I also love, by the way).

What are your thoughts on the subject? Is it dangerous for employees to have a public forum to express opinions AND say who they work for? Can your professional interface to your customers and your personal opinion outlet reside at the same address?