Thursday, April 20, 2006

Article: Blogs 'essential' to a good career

I don't necessarily agree with this article entirely, but I appreciate the spirit. In the legal profession, I don't think you absolutely need a blawg - but it helps. Some of the reasons outlined below are relevant, especially for individuals who are thinking about a sole practice.
''It's the new public relations and it's the new home page. Instead of a static home page, you have your blog," he said. It's a way to let people know what you are thinking about the field that interests you.

Once you zero in on your topic, here are eight reasons blogging helps your career:

1. Blogging creates a network.
2. Blogging can get you a job.
3. Blogging is great training.
4. Blogging helps you move up quickly.
5. Blogging makes self-employment easier.
6. Blogging provides more opportunities.
7. Blogging could be your big break.
8. Blogging makes the world a better place.
On a related topic, if you are thinking of starting a legal website (blawg or otherwise), May It Please The Court's most recent podcast discussed the "Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Law Firm Websites". Useful information for anyone interested in site design, on either side of the border. Here's a link to his podcast stream for iTunes (or any other podcast app).

OK, back to the books.


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