Archive for the “Blogging” category

The future of law publishing (reprise)

By Nick Holmes on January 29, 2014

Kevin O’Keefe is a tireless promoter of the benefits of blogging for lawyers. I may disagree with him on many points but I’m with him all the way with the underlying proposition that blogs (for lawyers) are the best thing (…)

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Why is everyone talking about content marketing?

By Nick Holmes on November 20, 2012

It’s likely you’ve heard a lot of talk recently about “content marketing”. What’s that? You might turn to Wikipedia for an explanation: Content marketing is an umbrella term encompassing all marketing formats that involve the creation and sharing of content (…)

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Too many #LawBlogs ?

By Nick Holmes on May 17, 2011

In the run up to the next #LawBlogs meet there have been a few pertinent posts about the state of the blawgosphere. John Bolch asks Has blawging become “establishment”? Well, yes, John, everyone’s at it now – blogging is normal. (…)

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The future of legal blogging

By Nick Holmes on February 18, 2011

Image: Charon QC (In Blawg Review #292) Unfortunately I missed The future of legal blogging last night – a discussion hosted by a panel of legal bloggers David Allen Green (Jack of Kent / New Statesman), Carl Gardner (Head of (…)

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Social meeja blues

By Nick Holmes on November 2, 2010

Image: OLPC Time was when I was a guru of social meeja for lawyers. I was an early adopter with a keen eye for the potential of blogs, feeds and all that followed – and I sang its praises. I (…)

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BabyBarista lucks out

By Nick Holmes on July 2, 2010

Tim Kevan is on a roll. BabyBarista now has a tenancy at the Guardian in their new Law section. Congrats Tim! He’s suitably nice about the Grauniad: I’m really delighted to be joining the Guardian at such an exciting time (…)

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BabyBarista balks at the paywall

By Nick Holmes on May 29, 2010

Tim Kevan has raised two fingers to the Digger and withdrawn the BabyBarista blog from The soon-to-be-paywalled Times, saying: I didn’t start this blog for it to be the exclusive preserve of a limited few subscribers. I wrote it to (…)

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Tired of blogging? – tired of life

By Nick Holmes on March 10, 2010

I’m more than happy that, as the Pew Foundation reports, the chatter has moved elsewhere: Since 2006, blogging has dropped among teens and young adults while simultaneously rising among older adults. As the tools and technology embedded in social networking (…)

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Are blawgs an effective marketing tool?

By Nick Holmes on January 13, 2010

I won’t get into marketing theory here (being unqualified to pontificate on the topic), but will restate my firm belief – supported by most genuine blawgers – that a blog “works”, ie it engages effectively, raises profile and is good (…)

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Are we (still) in thrall to BigLaw?

By Nick Holmes on October 13, 2009

Jordan Furlong bemoans (on Slaw and Law21) the fact that the legal media focus on BigLaw, because BigLaw makes a lot of money, so they’re attractive both as subscribers and as advertising targets. It’s not good for smaller practices, which (…)

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