There's a new article on developerWorks about the alphaWorks preview blog component for Workplace Collaboration Services. That's good to see, but it reminds me of something I intended to post during Lotusphere but never got around to. While live-blogging the INV402 "Blogs, Wikis and Feeds Will Change Your Business" session at Lotusphere, I wrote
Duncan Mewherter, Steve Foley and Tony Higham are presenting this session about corporate blogging, draing heavily on IBM's internal blogging experience, and highlighting the blogging tools from IBM Workplace. None of the presenters have, as far as I can tell, a public blog. No, wait, Mewherter does, but I can't see the URL.
When the session went into Q&A I went up to the microphone and said "I couldn't see the URL on the public blog that you showed. Could you tell me what it is?" and Duncan Mewherter answered "Come see me after." which I did. It turns out that while he did indeed have a public blog, it was just for testing the publishing interface from the blog component. He wasn't posting any real material there and wasn't giving out the URL.
Although there are many IBMers blogging on developerWorks and elsewhere, it appears that none of the IBMers working on the blog component for IBM Workplace is blogging publicly about the project. Why not? Isn't it a no-brainer that if you want to be promoting a tool for corporate blogging, you ought to be blogging about it?