Archive for the “Blogging” category

Your blog is your brand

By Nick Holmes on February 18, 2009

In two recent posts Kevin O’Keefe follow-ups on why a law blog does not belong inside your law firm website, on which I’ve already commented. He confirms his view, concerns about maintaining the law firm’s brand notwithstanding: A brand for (…)

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Pushing the boat out

By Nick Holmes on January 28, 2009

There’s a lengthy discussion on Real Lawyers Have Blogs on Why a law blog does not belong inside your law firm website. For me it boils down to this. Effective blogging is you – or a group including you – (…)

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Blogging is normal – let’s move on

By Nick Holmes on November 7, 2008

An article in this week’s Economist concludes: Gone, in other words, is any sense that blogging as a technology is revolutionary, subversive or otherwise exalted, and this upsets some of its pioneers. Confirmed, however, is the idea that blogging is (…)

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Bilge pump

By Nick Holmes on October 24, 2008

I’m not going to take the linkbait laid by Paul Boutin in Wired Magazine telling us to quit blogging because the blogosphere has been “flooded by a tsunami of paid bilge” and that time is “better spent expressing yourself on (…)

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Behind the times

By Nick Holmes on August 21, 2008

Alex Wade in Times Online looks at blawging: “only a handful of legal practitioners maintain blogs”. No way! Sure only a handful of law firms maintain firm-branded blogs, but as we on Binary Law all know, maybe half the hundreds (…)

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Blogs as a publishing platform

By Nick Holmes on July 23, 2008

Dave Winer, pioneer of blogging, RSS and other publishing standards, recently posted about the importance of blogs as a publishing platform: Publishing keeps getting cheaper. That’s been the constant push, the practical application of Moore’s Law in my neck of (…)

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Monitoring LexMonitor

By Nick Holmes on June 25, 2008

There has been a fair amount of comment on LexMonitor, Lexblog’s law blog aggregation service in the last few days since its soft launch. Aside from straightforward reports of its launch and what it is, there have been some who (…)

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Real lawyers should network

By Nick Holmes on June 13, 2008

Robert Ambrogi has written the first of two articles on social networking for lawyers for law.com’s Legal Technology News. In the first, Social Networking May Pay Off in the End he starts off by saying that “social networking web sites (…)

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Something no one else has

By Nick Holmes on May 12, 2008

From an amusing piece by Jeffrey Goldberg on advice he received on becoming a blogger: A blogger should only post, when he has “something new to add to something old,” and has “something that no one else has.” Do not (…)

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Law firm newsletters – do or die

By Nick Holmes on May 10, 2008

Jordan Furlong on the futility of most law firm newsletters. Law firms sometimes seem to think their newsletters, print or e-mail, are competing only against other law firm newsletters for clients’ attention. They’re not. They’re competing against every business and (…)

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Blawgs of note

By Nick Holmes on May 2, 2008

I was asked to write an article for the Legal Executive Journal (April issue) on the best law blogs. I’m not into “the best” and conferring awards, but I did agree to write a piece on “What makes a good (…)

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One more glass of Rioja, please

By Nick Holmes on April 18, 2008

(The continuing adventures of Mike Semple Piggot) From before sparrow’s fart till late into the night Mike SP beavers away producing and publishing news, comment and analysis for our enjoyment and edification. He’s recently rearranged his furniture, and to help (…)

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Blogs vs wikis

By Nick Holmes on April 11, 2008

A chain of people in my orbit seem to agree that a simple test as to when to use a blog and when to use a wiki for collaboration is: one or two people providing content, use a blog; many (…)

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What makes a good blawg?

By Nick Holmes on April 11, 2008

First published in Legal Executive Journal, April 2008 Law blogs (aka “blawgs”) are still unfamiliar territory for many lawyers. Though not a new phenomenon, blogging itself and even reading blogs is definitely not yet normal for lawyers. Space does not (…)

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Law prof blogs

By Nick Holmes on February 23, 2008

I’ve been meaning for some time to investigate the US law prof blog network as it’s a phenomenon that is not apparent in the UK. Carolyn Elefant on Law Blog Watch has prompted me to do so, pointing to Paul (…)

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