To blog or not to blog?

(Originally posted 2005-02-17.)

For me that isn’t really the question – I’ve been blogging inside IBM for about a year now. And the benefits are well-known to me.

So welcome to my customer-facing blog.

I do like to mention client situations. But (especially as I’m helping develop IBM’s blogging guidelines in this area) I’d like to think I will handle client situations sensitively: As most people who I’ve worked for know I don’t like to make my clients out to be fools. So I’ll try to avoid giving clues that would let you guess which client I’m talking about. But I will on occasion talk about technical topics from real installations. If you spot yourself in my blog I hope you’ll be pleased with the treatment. And if you’re not then please do me the favour of discreetly telling me you’ve a problem with it. And I’ll try to make amends.

I obviously can’t talk about IBM Confidential stuff. Nuff said. But a lot of what I do is developing analysis tools for our global consulting practice to use. And, strangely enough, I learn quite a bit from this, much of which is worth sharing.

Finally, this stuff is all just my opinion. I believe there is a mechanism for commenting on what I’ve said. Feel free to use it – I would be honoured if you would – and if not then do contact me via

Thank you and again welcome to my blog. Hopefully this is the last entry in the “meta” category for a while.

Published by Martin Packer

I'm a mainframe performance guy and have been for the past 35 years. But I play with lots of other technologies as well.

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