I’ve got a family wedding going on this weekend so I’ll be off-air for a little while. When I come back, I think I’ll write about the topic of “inside vs outside Saab blogging”.
It’s based around a discussion in comments from Saabs United. You can read the comments thread here.
The reasons I’ll write about it are as follows:
- My name and former role are mentioned at length in the comment thread, which I believe gives me a right of reply.
- I cannot exercise that right of reply at SU because my account there was disabled for commenting a year or so ago, after I wrote this post and contributed one or two comments to this response on SU. Tim and I had a considerable email exchange after that and I haven’t been able to comment on SU since. So I can’t contribute to the SU thread even if I wanted to.
- Finally, and most importantly, I think I’ve got something genuine to contribute on the subject thanks to my previous experience with Trollhattan Saab, Saabs United and Inside Saab. I spent close to 7 years writing the book on this.
My aim isn’t to throw a hand grenade here. I’m not interested in territorial pissings. But I would like to add some perspective from someone who’s actually done the job that Tim/Till are doing now, and the job they’re talking about in the comments thread. I do have some experience here, some perspective to add and some things to correct.
So, go have a read and feel free to have some initial discussions here. I’ll read them when I’m back online.