LONG-TIME READER Tom Murphy (at left) moves to the Microsoft main campus in Redmond, effectively moving up the feeding chain in the Irish blogging community. His pre-emigration send-off session happens at 8PM 18 Feb 09 in the Market Bar, Dublin 2. Years before the Irish Blog Awards, well before digital media associations gave out awards for best blogging, the Irish Independent profiled Tom and his blog. Tom brings an air of cordial communications to blogging, a skill set that everyone who blogs would do well to emulate. It's easy to use blogging as a bully pulpit, as a place to drop names or to spout inanity for the masses. Those tactics will not ensure you can hold onto your job while blogging. Tom Murphy has a mother lode of advice on best practise when blogging in the workplace that deserves careful attention for anyone reading this on their employer's time.