Does a team blog reflect a company’s view?

As you will probably already know I work for a social media and public relations consultancy based in Leeds.

At work we have a team blog which all the guys here contribute too. In fact, we even have work experience students who also post their own individual items. We  let them do this to ensure they get proper public relations experience and everyone in the team gets to have their own opinions heard. However, recently this has caused me to think – do people think that a team blog is the actual view of the company?

Some people may think this so but I have to say no. In our company, as with the many others that I have worked at, we have lots of different people with their own opinions, styles and views and sometimes this can cause healthy debates in our offices. To be honest if we all agreed on everything it would be a bit boring.

If it’s the view of the company it would mean we would have all got together discussed it properly, agreed something and minuted/reported it. On most things we don’t do this, so a team blog is just a collection of our opinions.

I would be interested to hear what you think. Is there really  a difference between a team blog and a website and if so do you view them or treat them differently?