Congratulations to our friends over at AbnormalUse, who recently celebrated a milestone: their five hundredth blog post.
This blog is approximately as old as AbnormalUse and this post marks our 235th post, to give you some idea of how prolific AbnormalUse are.
AbnormalUse really makes their 500th post count too, sharing with readers some pearls of wisdom they’ve gained over the course of running the blog.
My own bit of wisdom for lawyers contemplating a blog: do it only if you love to write and/or write in your sleep. Blogging has to be its own reward; don’t count on your blogging winning you or your firm honors or acclaim. And write something worth reading. This xkcd cartoon on blogging pretty much sums up my view on blogging:
My other pearl of blogging wisdom: if you’re a lawyer-blogger who really wants to rack up the page views, make your blog political and news-oriented, rather than legal, like Althouse, Glenn Reynolds and Bill Jacobson have done. That’s part of why I admire AbnormalUse so much: they made it to 500 posts and managed to keep their blog’s focus intact.