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Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,00 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s professional turnkey blog solution, licensed on a subscription basis, is used by over 18,000 legal professionals.

I’m honing the feeds on my news aggregator (Feedly) in an effort to stimulate my thinking and engage readers of my blog and social media via better stories and insight.

Out goes the mindless “content marketing” feeds produced by those producing copy merely to draw attention.

In stays the stories and posts from those driving

Election coverage now comes from blogs.

Whether they be blogs run by the mainstream media, blogs that have the status of mainsteam media, such as FiveThirtyEight, blogs published by legal commenators, or citizen bloggers, blogs dominate election coverage.

In addition, what Americans read on social media is often a report originally published on a

Moving into a larger home has enabled me to open boxes of books and magazines from years back. Doing so I stumbled across the November, 2003 edition of Business 2.0, the Fortune and Business Week magazine of the startup world.

You see, evolving from trial lawyer to legal tech entrepreneur I couldn’t read enough about

“Connecting lawyers with people, for good, since 2003,” feels like a much nicer – or at least a more mature – mantra than “We build blogs for lawyers.” The latter from when we kicked things off at LexBlog in November, 2003.

The Internet is about connecting with people in a real and intimate way. Always

Developing legal business through publishing is in large part about developing relationships.

The content is the currency of engagement that builds and nurtures relationships. The content enables you to engage someone.

Maybe it’s the networking you do with someone who likes or comments on content that you share on LinkedIn.

Maybe it’s virtually meeting someone

Before talking with a larger law firm this morning, I made a few notes on what I’d be thinking about as a larger firm when starting a first blog. I thought I’d share my thoughts with you.

One, Pick a winner. It’s not time to launch a blog for a group of lawyers for the