Quick Post: Use Your Blog

A quick post today about using your blog to help deal with the issue of knowledge share as well as how to get the most out of your internal blog. As you may very well know, most major blogging systems (WordPress, for example) have an email to post feature. This feature allows you to quite simply email a post to a special email address. The blogging system will then translate the email format into a blog post (usually pretty simple: subject as title, body as main post). This is handy for quick posts on the go and from your email client.

This handy feature can also be used to make a dead simple internal blog. Instead of dealing with the complications and annoyances of posting solutions and good ideas to the internal blog through a desktop blog editor or through a web interface (small, but it is all relative), representatives can just email their solutions directly to the blog. Some systems keep the posts in draft mode (therefore a moderator within the company could edit / verify / approve / etc. any articles) while others just publish it right away.

Wouldn’t it make a lot of sense (and be very simple) to have a coolsolutions@company.com email address within your company that automatically posted the coolest solutions to tough problems to an internal blog. If everyone reads the internal blog, they could very well get a lot out of those posts and know what to do if the issue comes up in the future.

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2 Responses to “Quick Post: Use Your Blog”

  1. Paul Sweeney said:

    Mar 14, 08 at 10:31 am

    You know, people are using gmail and “to do” to achieve this very thing! i.e. set up a label “to do”. Then when you email paul+todo@gmail.com it is sent to a specific folder! also try the GTD (Getting Things Done) extension to Gmail.

  2. Service Untitled said:

    Mar 14, 08 at 11:28 pm


    Interesting takes on how to do this. I like the blog idea because the solutions would be public.