It was a nice surprise today to learn today that this blog (DennisKennedy.Blog) was again named as one of the blogs on the ABA Journal’s 3rd annual Blawg 100 list, in the category of legal tech blogs. You’ll see that the legal tech category is well-represented with a large number of great blogs.
I must confess that it is nice to get recognition for what I do (and have done) with this blog, especially as a lot of legal tech content that would have made it onto this blog in the past has instead gone into the Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast. However, I enjoy even more the way other great legal tech blogs are getting some well-deserved recognition and attention. Check them out, as well as other blawgs on the Blawg 100 list.
I want to congratulate every blogger who made the list. I also want to compliment the ABA Journal on the immense amount of work that went into the Blawg 100 selections and descriptions and for its support of the blawgging community.
I thought this would be an appropriate time to also recognize and express my appreciation for the readers of this blog, especially those who have read the blog for many years.
In the recently-completed Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band tour, Bruce would say that they tried to come up with a special way to say “thank you” to fans and came up with the idea of playing live versions of specific albums in concert. As you may know, I got to see the full version of the Born to Run album in St. Louis.
I can’t really do anything that special, but I had an idea over Thanksgiving that I was already planning to announce today, it seems even more appropriate now.
Over the years, one of the things this blog has been known for, and something I used to do on a regular basis, is my feature of doing “by request” posts where I answer questions from readers as blog posts.
My announcement is that the entire month of December will be “By Request” month and I’ll attempt to answer as many of the questions I get as I can.
The rules: Basically, any question is fair game, although I reserve the right to edit questions to fit what I want to right or to answer an easier question than the one you ask.
You can submit a question in any way that you can get a question to me; just be sure to flag it as a “By Request” question. In other words, leave a comment on this post (or a later “By request” post), email me at denniskennedyblog @ gmail . com; or reach me via Twitter (@denniskennedy or @dkennedyblog), Facebook, LinkedIn, whatever. I’ve probably set up a Google Wave for this purpose soon too.
If there’s a question you’ve always wanted to ask me, now’s the perfect time.
In exchange, I have a favor to ask you. Let me quote what I said last year about the Blawg 100 and the voting aspect of it:
However, I do have some mixed feelings about this recognition that come from the fact that, as the author of a monthly technology column for the ABA Journal, I’m a paid contributor to the magazine. For that reason, I really wouldn’t mind if they left me off the list entirely, but, because of this and because my relationship with the ABA Journal might not be completely clear from the Blawg 100 blurb, I do have a favor to ask.
Part of the Blawg 100 is a contest for votes for the top blog in each category. There are . . . other great choices in the [Legal Technology] category, several of which are likely to end up with one of my own 2009 Blawggie awards. Please vote for one of them – I would be very uncomfortable if I won this category because I am a paid contributor to the magazine. It wouldn’t feel right to me, and it probably wouldn’t look right to others.
Instead, if you like my blog, I ask you to check out my most recent ABA Journal column, consider becoming a follower of my microblog (@dkennedyblog), subscribing to the RSS feed for this blog, checking out the Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast on the Legal Talk Network or buying a copy of The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together.
The most important point I’d like to make about the Blawg 100 is that it, in addition to generating conversation about law-related blogs, gives you a great way to sample blogs and pick some new blogs to subscribe to. Take advantage of that opportunity.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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