It’s that time of year again. No, not the Fall. The Fall suuuucks. There, I said it. And, I hate foliage, too. The only thing I want to see turning colors of red, orange and yellow (perhaps in reverse order, on second (or first) thought) is my skin, when I’m sitting on the beach. But, I digress. But, I digress strongly, in revenge for the end of the summer, as I await for its return.
No, it’s that time of year again when the ABA Journal solicits nominations for its annual ABA Blawg 100 List. This is your chance to do something nice for your favorite legal blogs (sorry, I still don’t use the term “blawg”–yes, it does still make me more than a little nauseous) and bloggers, by bringing them to the attention of the ABA Journal’s editorial staff, who will select the Blawg 100 for 2010.
Now, this isn’t a popularity contest, as the ABA Journal makes abundantly clear in its rules for the contest-that’s-not-really-a-contest; but, if the LOMAP Blog gets, say, 200 nominations, that can’t hurt, right? At least we’ll get noticed. (Sorry, I’m jumping the gun.) So, if you like what we do here, you can nominate us, and provide your pithy and laudatory (don’t forget: laudatory!) comments about us, here. (Well, maybe I wasn’t jumping the gun so bad, after all.)
The Blawg 100 List is a tremendous mechanism, broadcast widely, for the recognition of some of the good work done by legal bloggers. To that end, I wouldn’t ask you to just nominate us. (I mean, if you’re pressed for time, you should only nominate us, of course, but . . .) If you have the time to nominate multiple legal blogs that you like, you should absolutely do so, because your nomination may bring a noteworthy blog to the attention of the editorial board, or may assist a blog’s entry into the coveted Blawg 100 landscape.
In that spirit, I list below a number of blogs that I have nominated for the 2010 ABA Blawg 100 List. Not that I’m pressuring you to vote for these folks any more than I’m pressuring you to vote for us. (This all tended to be far more subliminal when I had it worked out in my head . . .) I just like them, and I think they’re worth a look.
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The “JDC Blawg 21 List”
Alan Crede’s “Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog”
Jay Shepherd’s “Gruntled Employees” and “The Client Revolution”
Bob Ambrogi’s “LawSites”
AbacusLaw’s “Practice Smarter”
RocketMatter’s “Legal Productivity Blog”
Jim Calloway’s “Law Practice Tips Blog”
Beverly Michaelis’ “Oregon Law Practice Management Blog”
Dan Pinnington’s “Avoid A Claim Blog”
Allison Shields’ “Legal Ease Blog”
David Bilinsky’s “Thoughtful Legal Management”
Leanna Hamill’s “Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog”
Lee Rosen’s “Divorce Discourse”
Erik Mazzone’s “Law Practice Matters”
Stephanie Kimbro’s “Virtual Law Practice Blog”
Stephen Seckler’s “CounseltoCounsel Blog”
Kelsey & Trask’s “Scaling the Summit: A Family Law Blog” and “Don’t Go Alone: A Bankruptcy Law Blog”
Courtney Kennaday’s “SC Small Firm Blog”
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If I missed anybody I like (making it very cryptic for you to guess who you are), please feel free to add yourself in the comments section.
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I’m feeling a liner notes section, because . . .
These are the eight songs I bought on iTunes last night:
“Drivin’ My Life Away” by Eddie Rabbitt
“In One Ear” by Cage the Elephant
“Ridin’ Solo” by Jason DeRulo
“That Which I Have Lost” by George Harrison
“Country Comfort” by Elton John with Earl Scruggs
“The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Live)” by Zac Brown Band
“To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)” by Dave Rawlings Machine
“Waiting for a Star to Fall” by Boy Meets Girl
(Yes, that last one is highly questionable. I liked that song in 1988, and, apparently, still do. Some phases stick a little bit, I guess.
Classified as “synth pop” in Wikipedia. Ugh. I’m shunning myself right now.)