Blogging is about you, the blogger, not the copy

Blogging is being yourself

You cannot tell it today, but one of the first books I bought when I started blogging back in 2003 was “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser. Zissner died earlier this month at age 92. The New York Times’ Douglas Martin explained in his obituary that Zinsser went far beyond writerly do’s and dont’s in the book. Zissner … Continue Reading

Where do you find niche areas for legal blog and business?

niche legal blogs

I was scrolling through my RSS feeds this afternoon and noticed the headline “Plaintiff’s lawyers take a liking to employee defamation claims.” The Recorder’s Marissa Kendall (@marisakendall) was reporting on a growth of defamation suits by workers against employers are on the rise. The claims often crop up in wrongful-termination and discrimination suits, where plaintiffs … Continue Reading

Could Facebook become a model for legal citations?

Facebook for lawyers

John Barker (@contentbarker), Vice President of Strategy & Competitive Intelligence for Wolters Kluwer, asked this week, “What Can Legal Citators Learn from Facebook?“ Barker’s point being that social networking and social media drives discussion and collaboration around all topics today. We benefit from crowd wisdom. Why couldn’t our legal profession learn from Facebook as to how we … Continue Reading

Google running real-time tweets by lawyer name and tags

Twitter for lawyers

Twitter is teaming up with Google to bring Twitter’s real-time content to Google’s search results. As Twitter’s Jana Messerschmidt (@janamal), VP Global Business Development & Platform announced a couple days ago, Google users will now see relevant Tweets in their search results within the Google app (iOS and Android) and mobile web. The desktop web version is … Continue Reading

Business Development in the Digital Era: Manzama Webcast Tomorrow

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As a heads up, tomorrow I’ll be doing a joint webcast with Manzama on business development in the digital era. I’ll be joined by Manzama CEO and co-founder Peter J. Ozolin (@ozolincomments), and we’ll be covering how to drive business developments and strengthen client relationships in an age when it’s never been more challenging. Specifically, we’ll … Continue Reading