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March 03, 2011


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Andrew Barovick

I agree, and I'm not sure whether it's a good thing or not. The allure of Twitter is the ease and quickness with which you can pump your thoughts into the (micro) blogosphere. Lately, I have only blogged when I couldn't make the point sufficiently in a Twitter post.


Thanks for your post. I have enjoyed writing my legal blog, www.VaLocalityLaw.com, and have found that posting that content to Twitter (@AndrewMcRoberts and @VaLocalityLaw) and other social networks has been an effective way to reach the audience.

You're right: Legal blogging is not dead, it just has gotten socially networked!

Andrew McRoberts, Esquire
Sands Anderson, PC
Richmond, Virginia


Niki, what are some good group legal blogs?

Most legal blogs I've seen are individual blogs, while sports blogs are almost always group blogs. The group blog works for sports because usually sports blogs have multiple posts per day, so you need the extra man/woman power.


This is one of the best blog posts I've read on legal blogging to date. Social media offers many of the same benefits of blogging mainly writer/reader and reader/reader interaction via commenting. Professionals need to monitor where the younger generation reside online to predict future trends. I agree whole heartedly with your point on passion being the key element to a successful blog. Group blogs where associates are required to write definitely fall short. I've watched this happen. I hope legal blogs sticks around for the long haul as it allows for personal creativity and design that social media doesn't quite offer yet.

Nicole Black


A few that come to mind are Volokh Conspiracy, an old stand by. 3 Geeks and a Law Blog is another good one. Slaw and Lawyerist are two other examples.

Blogs with single authors won't go away--and the ones that are well known and have a good following will continue to do well. And of course, a few new blogs with single authors that are unique will do well if the blog has a great voice that people can identify with.

But I really do think the future of legal blogging is group blogs. The market is simply too saturated at this point.


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I hope legal blogs sticks around for the long haul as it allows for personal creativity and design that social media doesn't quite offer yet.The market is simply too saturated at this point.

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