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Websites don’t generate business for law firms

law firm websitesThat’s the word from Lee Rosen (@leerosen), a North Carolina family law attorney and widely respected nationally in the areas of law firm management and marketing. Despite website vendors telling lawyers that their website will work like a money machine, your website only makes you findable, per Rosen. “It doesn’t cause anyone to go looking … Continue Reading

Lawyers turn to social media and blogging for professional development

lawyers social media professional developmentI was on a phone call recently with a major publisher discussing social media programs for lawyers. She asked in addition to the business development aspects of social media if lawyers were using social media for professional development. Great question on her part. Lawyers do use social media for professional development and they are not … Continue Reading

What’s holding you back from blogging?

Lawyers blogDarryl Cross, Vice President, Performance Development, LexisNexis (@darrylcross), gave a great talk on “Performance: Art, Science, or Grit” at the recent MA Los Angeles program . He said it’s often one of three things that hold us back. Fear, reservations, or complacency. Darryl may have been talking about lawyers and marketing or marketing professionals themselves, … Continue Reading

Teaching law students to blog : Interview of Law Professor Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein

law school student bloggingI had the good fortune to meet Silvia Hodges Silverstein via blogging and social media, first, and then in person earlier this year at ReInvent Law in New York City. Dr. Hodges Silverstein (@SilviaHodges) researches, publishes, teaches, and speaks on topics related to corporate procurement of legal services, as well as law firm management and … Continue Reading

WordPress blogs solve problems of peer review expert publications

peer review blogsWhether it’s science, medicine, law, or technology, publishing is by and large a peer review model controlled by large publishers and organizations. With the Internet and WordPress democratizing publishing, why can’t we have an open publishing system driven by blogs? It would benefit experts and society at large. From technology executive, Daniel Marovitz (@marovdan), in … Continue Reading

Google authorship eliminated

Google authorship eliminatedIn a post by John Mueller (@JohnMu) a Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, Google announced it was eliminating Google Authorship. If you have any doubt about Authorship being eliminated in entirety, read the discussion in the comments to Mueller’s post. Google Authorship enabled blog authors to connect the blog posts they published to their Google+ … Continue Reading

Your email outbox is full of blog posts

law blog post in email outboxAs a lawyer you struggle to find the time to blog. Ironically, you’re creating blog posts throughout a typical work day. They’re in your email outbox. The emails just need to be worked into blog posts. Web strategist Andy Crestodina (@crestodina) had a nice piece in the Huffington Post last week on business blogs failing … Continue Reading

3 keys to being the best law blogger in your niche

best niche aw blogThe door is wide open for lawyers to become the best blogger in their niche — or at a minimum to become one of the best. Getting there doesn’t require journalistic writing, proper grammar, or loads of content. In a post this week, Seattle’s Neil Patel (@neilpatel), Co-Founder at Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics, said three things were … Continue Reading

Five tips for faster blogging

tips for blogging faster for attorneysI regularly hear from lawyers that blogging takes too much time. Many just lack the passion, but for others they’re not taking advantage of blogging practices that can save a lot of time. CNBC contributor and author Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) shared in Entrepreneur Magazine this week five tips for writing better and faster that I … Continue Reading

Authentic legal blogging builds relationships

authentic legal bloggingMiraz Jordan (@miraz), a freelance technology writer from New Zealand, had witnessed the world where bloggers were concerned with catchy headlines and web traffic. It was not until she was asked to do a piece on the New Zealand Presbyterian Church’s use of blogging that she discovered authentic blogging. The bloggers Jordan interviewed for her … Continue Reading

Every law student is on law review

law review blog social mediaLaw students writing on blogs and other social media are contributing valuable legal writing. “Turn on your computer, write a blog post – and you’re an author,” says Andrea Lunsford, Stanford University’s Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, Emerita. The co-author of the digital-age writing guide Everyone’s an Author, told Angela Beccerra Viderergar (@abecegar) of the Stanford … Continue Reading

5 reasons lawyers seeking career development ought to blog

20140720-154421-56661116.jpgHibah Ahmed (@AhmedHibah), community manager at IT World Canada (@itworldca), shares 5 reasons IT professionals ought to start blogging which I think apply equally to lawyers. As with IT professionals, blogging isn’t the first thing lawyers think of when looking to further their careers. But there’s a growing network of professionals to network with via … Continue Reading
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