Nashville’s blogging community grows

Nashville’s corporate blogging community grows: Nashville-based Thomas Nelson Publishers is about to launch a site called “House Work” that will aggregate feeds from employees’ weblogs, according to the company’s president and COO and blogger-in-chief Michael Hyatt.

According to Michael, the new site — and encouragement for employees to start blogging — has three primary objectives:

“1. To raise the visibility of our company and our products
2. To make a contribution to the publishing community
3. To give people a look at what goes on inside a real publishing company.

Hyatt
has posted a draft of Thomas Nelson’s corporate blogging terms and
conditions for employees who wish to have their blogs feed into the
aggregator site and is inviting comments and suggestions, not only from employees but
from the blogosphere.

I’m happy to see such a creative and enlightened approach to corporate
blogging come from one of Nashville’s major companies and the world’s
largest publisher in its category.

(By the way, is this a trend story as another, much smaller, Nashville publishing company, also has a company blog maintained by its employees?)

(via: Steve Rubel)