Michael Marx and I had a discussion yesterday about the opening of the recently launched iSixSigma Blogosphere to additional bloggers. What’s amazing is not that we came to a similar conclusion, but that the entire conversation took place through instant messaging, or IM. (Since I’m in Alaska this week on vacation I find that the family lets me get away with IMing much more than telephone calls.)

While we both agreed that providing a voice to those who have something useful to say is the desired end result of the iSixSigma Blogosphere, we don’t have the resources to allow everyone to sign up and begin blogging. Nor do we have the ability to review all blog posts for inappropriate content (it’s a full time job just moderating the discussion forums). As a result, we have decided to create three simple rules that potential bloggers must abide by, and to solicit interest from potential bloggers.

Blogs hosted by the iSixSigma Blogosphere must meet the following three rules:

  1. Blogs must not promote products, services or businesses. The iSixSigma Blogosphere is not a medium for business, product or service promotion.
  2. The blog should be focused on management, leadership, methodology or other Six Sigma related topics. The purpose of the blogs is to share thought, knowledge and expertise on business related subjects.
  3. The blog must be professional. Inappropriate content will not be tolerated.

If you are interested in having your own blog on theiSixSigma Blogosphere and being promoted to the largest community of business professionals in the world focused on Six Sigma (350,000+ unique readers per month and counting), please send your interest to blogs (at) isixsigma.com. Please indicate the type of topics you are interested in writing about.

We look forward to hearing from (or IMing with) you soon.

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