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Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community and media company located in Seattle. Our professional turnkey blog platform, sold on a subscription basis, is used by over 18,000 legal professionals, worldwide.

This Christmas marks seventeen Christmases of blogs and RSS for me.

Blogs represented the democratization of publishing for me in 2003.

RSS was the radio signal that enabled bloggers to “broadcast” and have their signal received on a RSS reader on other’s computers.

A personal publishing press on your computer for which your copy was

I’ve been on the road interviewing successful law bloggers the last couple weeks and I’ll continue with more at the end of this week.

I’ll start to post the interviews on a LexBlog YouTube Channel and here on my blog within the next week.

By successful law blogger, I’m referring to lawyers who have built

As a managed WordPress platform for legal publishers, LexBlog runs a WordPress development shop.

Not as web agencies do with custom web development, which is tough to scale for the developer and the customer, but to perform the WordPress development work for our managed WordPress platform which supports all of our legal bloggers.

Plugins, upgrades

Over on Reddit, an authority asked about linking to books, other blogs and transcripts of podcasts on a blog they were starting.

They wanted to put their spin on what others were saying and writing. Their intent was to link to the authority as part of their commentary.

Like the law, the subject of the

Want to rekindle that belief with which you entered law school?

That being that lawyers can change things for the better – even if it’s one person at a time. That lawyers provide access to justice to those most in need.

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All the talk at conferences, in articles and on websites is on the legal professional getting something from their blogging.

Web stats, leads, search engine rankings, increased revenue and what have you. It’s the same old me/me/me approach to publishing.

Even when lawyers are told to keep the audience in mind, it’s for their personal

Many lawyers who have a law blog probably have no idea they have a law blog.

I am serious.

Many of the law blogs I see, and I use the word “blog” liberally, are a page on a website filled with a lot of content.

The blogs are not titled anything more than “blog.” No