One of the greatest joys of leading LexBlog is the opportunity to meet (at least online & by phone) some incredible lawyers. Talented, dedicated, and hard working. Very hard working.
It’s not unusual for me to get emails inquiring about blogs in the middle of the night. Exchanging emails with lawyers on weekends is the rule rather than the exception. And I see LexBlog clients posting content 24 hours a day.
Admittedly there a lot of hard working people in all fields and most lawyers earn more than average Americans. But this dedication to blogging (or at least to learn how to get started) is a testament to lawyers and their dedication to learn, exchange information, and market themselves in an upbeat and professional way.
Any lawyer can run a yellow page ad, have marketing professionals churn out collateral material, or do a web site. But blogging requires a decision to give of yourself.
Blogging requires learning how to do something new – even scary to lawyers unfamiliar with online networking. And most of all, blogging requires a commitment to continue to give of yourself by publishing content and exchanging information in your niche area of law. Blogging lawyers, age 35, are going to be blogging for the next 25 years.
To you lawyers out there blogging and learning to blog, thanks. It’s an honor to be able to serve you in a small way.