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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

Law blog networks coming to a community or niche near you

20140716-212031-76831184.jpgBrooklyn is getting its own blog network thanks to Corner Media and its founder and publisher, Liena Zagare (@lienazagare). With recent acquisitions, Peter Sterne (@petersterne) of Capital New York reports Corner Media’s network now covers seven different neighborhoods of Brooklyn: Park Slope, South Slope, Ditmas Park, Fort Greene, Kensington, Sheepshead Bay, and Bensonhurst. Very neat. … Continue Reading

Why do we still blog?

20140714-174844-64124979.jpgAuthor and business strategist, Euan Semple (@euan), writes that blogging doesn’t get easier even after all these years. Why do we do it? Because we get to test and improve our thinking in real time. And as Euan says, “What’s not to like about that?” There’s lots of reasons I continue to blog. Near the … Continue Reading

Uncovered law blog niches represent opportunities for lawyers

20140713-202712-73632344.jpgJoseph Lichterman (@ylichterman) shares word of a Pew Research Journalism Project study released last week on the decline of reporters covering statehouses across our country. The result is situations, as in Georgia, where there aren’t enough reporters to get the word out to citizens of recently passed legislation ranging from restrictions on guns in churches, … Continue Reading

Self editing makes for good writing — and blogging

20140711-173153-63113757.jpgNew York venture capitalist and very widely followed blogger, Fred Wilson (@fredwilson), shares that an educator he greatly respects told him recently that getting kids to rewrite their work, solo, is the single most effective technique for improving their writing. Obsessive self editing, it turns out, is what makes Wilson such a great blogger. When … Continue Reading