“By Request” – How Do I Get an Invitation to BlawgThink?

Some people do not understand the invitation-only approach that we are taking for the LexThink!(tm) BlawgThink event. In part it’s due to space constraints, but it it also has to do with our “unconference” approach for this conference and our desire to create the best experience for our attendees that we can.
The first set of invitations have been sent out. With the exception of one rather grumpy law professor, the invitations seem to have been well-received. Just kidding. We invited some of the nicest law professors we know.
We’ve held some invitations back for sponsors and for a second round of invitations.
All you have to do is get in touch with Matt or me, tell us about your interest and get us your contact info and we’ll get you on the list. At this point, we are especially interested in finding non-bloggers who are interested in becoming bloggers (or learning more about blogging) and established bloggers who can provide different perspectives to legal bloggers.
Updates and information on BlawgThink will be provided at the LexThink website, which now contains the agenda for the event. We’ll be announcing speakers over the next few weeks.
Also, if you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring BlawgThink, please let us know and we will talk with you about the details.
I hope to see you there, but you will need to request an invitation in order to attend.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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“By Request” – Why Did You Take Most of Your Articles Off Your Website?

Frankly, I made a mistake doing that. Many people told me that I was offering too much free content and I should only offer a few teasers and drive people to buy e-books instead.
I went against my instincts and removed most of them. Now I want to go back to my old approach and probably make some of my PowerPoint slides freely available as well.
What I’m planning to do is to republish most of my favorite articles as individual blog posts to make them part of my blog database. I’ll also provide a PDF download option.
I believe it’s more valuable to offer a lot of free material on your website, but still provide some options for people to support your efforts through the purchase of convenient collections of materials. That’s the approach to which I plan to return.
[Originally published on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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“By Request” – Have You Written Any New Articles Lately?

I get asked this question a lot and I always get a chuckle when I hear it. You see, I’ve always thought that my blog posts, especially the extended ones, were articles.
I’ve written quite a few articles this year. I’ve also written some chapters for a forthcoming book (anthology) on information security.
Tom Mighell and I write the monthly “Strongest Links” column on Law Practice Today. I also write, on average, one article every two months on legal technology or law practice management topics on Law Practice Today.
Tom Mighell, Evan Schaeffer and I are writing a regular “Thinking E-Discovery” column on DiscoveryResources.org.
The other two places my new articles regularly appear are on LLRX.com and Law Office Computing. I’m currently working on an article about software updates for Law Office Computing.
Before the end of the year, I’ll be writing my annual legal technology predictions article. I have a few other articles in mind. I expect to write two articles on “client-driven technologies,” an article on how the combination of CaseMap 5 and Adobe Acrobat 7 may be the perfect tool set for small electronic discovery cases, and maybe something on either Web 2.0 tools for lawyers or the Open Source licenses. These days, I generally prefer to publish on the Internet, either on LLRX.com or Law Practice Today.
My articles do get republished in print and on the Internet on a regular basis as well, so you never know where you might see an article from me.
And, of course, I’m always willing to write articles and white papers for pay on other topics that interest me.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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“By Request” – Why Did You Add an Email Subscription to Your Blog’s Feed If You Are Such an Advocate of RSS?

That’s a very fair question. My decision to provide an email subscription option grew out of conversations I was having with Matt Homann, Tom Mighell and the Rethink IP guys on this subject. In fact, we all might have been on a Skype chat where we talked about the topic.
Although I think almost exclusively of the subscribers to my RSS feed as my audience when I write my posts, I also realized that a large number of people visit my blog to read it and still use email, not a newsreader, as their primary information information retrieval tool. I was also getting the occasional question about how to subscribe to my blog by email.
In the Skype conversations I mentioned, people were talking about FeedBlitz as an easy way to provide an email subscription to your RSS feed. When I looked into it, I saw that I could offer a choice of email subscriptions that could include one, two or all of the blogs where I write: DennisKennedy.Blog, Between Lawyers and LexThink. That made it an easy decision to try the experiment of adding the email subscription option that visitors to this blog will see in the left-hand column of the main page.
I still think that using a newsreader to subscribe to my RSS feed is the best way to consume this blog, but I wanted to make the email option since so many people still live in the email world.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Another By Request Day Tomorrow

It feels like it’s time once again for a “By Request Tuesday.” I’ve got a couple of questions in the hopper and encourage any of you who have questions that I can answer on my blog to email the questions to me at denniskennedyblog @ gmail.com. I’ll try to answer them (or at least some of them) on the blog tomorrow.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog)]
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