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True and authentic

imageOm Malik (@om) did a wonderful interview with Brunello Cucinelli, Italian fashion designer and chief executive of his eponymous brand, Brunello Cucinelli. Like great interviews you leave with plenty to think about. The biggest take away for me from Cucinelli is the need to be real and authentic with your team. To treat them with … Continue Reading

WordPress is democratizing publishing and development to empower us all

Wordpress development platformMatt Mullenweg (@photomatt), co-founder of WordPress, used to say WordPress is democratizing publishing. Mullenweg now describes WordPress as democratizing publishing and development. Rather than WordPress serving as just a powerful content management system, WordPress is becoming an application development framework. WordPress will serve as a platform enabling developers to build whatever they need in order to deliver … Continue Reading

When in doubt tell yourself the truth

Self criticismThis from marketer and author, Seth Godin, writing that no matter the amount of external validation nothing can undo the drone of self criticism. You’re beating yourself up so badly that “One little voice in the ether that agrees with your internal critic is enough to put you in a tailspin.” Seth’s post resonated with me. I … Continue Reading

It’s Christmas on Monday for LexBlog Network members

LexBlog blog publishing platform upgradesLexBlog Network members have been asking for features and updates to our blog publishing platform. We listened. LexBlog is delivering a system-wide update of your blog publishing platform this weekend. We will be updating our servers at the same time, providing greater speed, security and stability. As with presents under the tree, LexBlog Network members … Continue Reading

Wash, Rinse and Repeat

Friends key to relationships“Clients become friends and friends become clients. Wash, rinse and repeat.” This from LexBlog Network member Deborah Wood DuBois, Senior Marketing Strategist at Minneapolis’ Winthrop & Weinstine, commenting on Facebook to my post yesterday on how to begin networking as a professional on Facebook. The point being that networking on Facebook nurtures relationships and friendships. So timely … Continue Reading

Top 15 posts on Real Lawyers Have Blogs for 2014

top 15 real lawyers have blogsIt’s always interesting to go back and look at which posts from the past year drew the most interest from you, the readers. Posts that I thought represented the good stuff don’t always make it. It’s clear from this year that many of you like my instructive posts and how to’s. Perhaps that’s a nice … Continue Reading

Oh the places you’ll go…

Real Lawyers Have Blogs is 11My blog is eleven years old today. It’s been a wonderful ride. All I could think of on this anniversary of beginning a blog in my garage, was “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you … Continue Reading

Work at LexBlog! Editorial and Reporting Paid Intern

20140804-185804-68284015.jpgImagine working downtown Seattle for the largest professional blog network in  the world. No getting latte’s and making copies here. You’ll be researching legal stories, reporting news, and producing features. You’ll immediately be connected to some of the most influential lawyers in the country for the stories you’ll be working on. No promises, but five … Continue Reading

Legal startups partnering with the big boys : Make sense?

20140705-154139-56499471.jpgLexisNexis and Lawctopus, the most popular website for law students in India, announced a partnership this week to help LexisNexis understand and reach out to the law student market. In turn, law students will be recognized by LexisNexis for their top-notch content on Lawctopus. It is easy to see the benefit for LexisNexis. Though Lawctopus … Continue Reading

RLHB Road Trip to Chicago and New York City

RLHB Roadtrip New York ChicagoI’ll be on the road the next two weeks. First to Chicago, next Wednesday through Friday. Then in New York City the following Tuesday through Saturday. If you’d like to get together to discuss business or socially, I’d welcome getting together. Next Thursday afternoon, June 5, I will be keynoting the ASPPA (American Society of … Continue Reading

Cruise law blogger captures media attention, forces government response

3112626368_c819029515_bBlogs are recommended for lawyers in order to build your online reputation and perhaps catch the interest of the media. That is, unless you’re maritime attorney and cruise industry watchdog Jim Walker (@CruiseLaw) of Cruise Law News, then you also have prominent government officials responding to your posts. Walker – a LexBlog Network member – … Continue Reading

See some of you in St Louis this week?

ABA Marketing Conference St LouisI’ll be in St. Louis this Thursday and Friday for the ABA’s Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference 2014. Billed as “Gateway to the Future: Marketing and Business Development Strategies for the New Legal World,” sessions with over 25 presenters will cover: Effective marketing plans Ethics of engaging online How can social media really work Fundamentals … Continue Reading

Trust is expensive and trust is worth it

Trust is expensive and neededThat’s the word this morning from leading marketer, author, and speaker, Seth Godin. Brands are based on trust. The two key choices a brand makes to be trusted in the long run, per Godin: You will postpone profit-taking. There are always shortcuts available to you, always ways to make money sooner rather than later, plenty … Continue Reading

Free Webinar on Wednesday : 5 reasons lawyers should blog

Just a reminder that LexBlog is hosting a free webinar tomorrow on five reasons lawyers ought to be blogging. Attorney and LexBlog President, Kevin McKeown, will be joined by law firm CMO, Eric Fletcher, to review how blogging accelerates a lawyer’s reputation and relationships, the two lynchpins of business development. They’ll walk through how blogging … Continue Reading
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