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christopher king

Dear Evan,

Thanks for this. My blawg (at least my current one) will always be a bit of a niche blawg, but within your post I see several things I want to work on, most notably Res. #6, including "don't run a private club." I am trying to figure out how to provide background -- and actually would love to change the formatting but need some help with that.

Meanwhile, I await the disposition of Chief Dunn's suspension proceedings. (Dunn is the man who is accusing me of attempted felony extortion for writing a Demand Letter from the NAACP for those of you new to this). I have since sued him and the NAACP for 1st Amendment retaliation, malicious prosecution and other stuff, because they copped the indictment immediately after I notified them of my blawg, which was highly critical of his department and the NAACP, which I believe bailed so as not to ruffle any feathers, as they had to "loved and supported me" well after they knew about the Demand Letter.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a335/christopher1/TheTruth.jpg

Here's an entertaining recent post in line with Res. #2, 5, and 8 with links that, well, sort of explain this whole affair:

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2006/01/courts-are-watching-you-king.html

Peace be unto all of us in the New Year.

David Giacalone

Nicely done, Evan. I can't even think of any "yabuts" for your recommendations.

Thanks for noticing that f/k/a does indeed try to use space and pixels in a manner that can please both those with short attention spans and those with deep aesthetic needs.

One of my weblogging wishes for 2006 is that you start showing your personality a bit more again at The Legal Underground. Your assertions, opinions and playfulness inspire much of the fun in your Comment section.

Jeremiah Owyang

This is a great set of tips, I'm going to give my "About" page some love, based upon your suggestions

I've also been creating a list of blog business tips. there's over 60 tips at this time...a lot of scibble, and hopefully a few gems.

Check it out at

http://jeremiahthewebprophet.blogspot.com/2005/11/learn-from-my-pain-business-blogging.html

Kevin Heller

Very nice job in putting this together, but I can't figure out if I'm one of the offenders or one of the upholders of your 10 resolutions. The only other time I printed out a blog post was Pierce's How to Blog (mentioned above) (http://www.tonypierce.com/blog/2004/06/how-to-blog-by-tony-pierce-110-1.htm).

Dave

Evan,
Great job. This will be a must read for people starting new blogs. Or that already have blogs for that matter.

Prof. Yabut

Evan, I just want to point out that you have, by your positive example, helped show others how to avoid being obscure. More precisely, by giving the title (headline) for postings that you are discussing or pointing to, you've avoided a very annoying habit of many prior Blawg Review hosts, who seem to think that their cleverness should be reason enough to click on every listed hyperlink. Most webloggers craft their headlines purposefully -- to preview both content and tone. I hope future Hosts will do them the honor of using those headlines to help the reader decide whether or not to click through.

Kevin O'Keefe

Nice job Evan. I am sure this took a lot of time. I'll share most of your advice with my audience. Hope others will do the same.

You may not know it, but you were one of the lawyers who inspired me to start LexBlog. I continue to learn from you.

Picked up my second copy of Elements of Style yesterday. They have an illustrated one out. My goal for '06 is to become a better writer. Like you, my mantra is 'don't use needless words.'

Continued success in the coming year.

Scheherazade Fowler

Thanks for continuing to make me feel like part of the blawg world. I can't tell if I should be embarrassed by the "key quote." I've decided not to be.

I'm hoping to leap in and claim credit for the "all request" concept, which I believe I was the first person to do (but which Dennis uses to much better purpose on his weblog). I also claim the first instance of a virtual birthday party, where my readers submitted photos and we had a virtual photo album gathering. We missed you, Evan.

I continue to be impressed with your clear, friendly writing voice. And your podcast, to which I'm now subscribed, convinced me to get started with that.

Evan

Thanks for all the nice comments.

To Prof. Yabut: The stylistic point you're commenting on was recommended to me by the Editor of Blawg Review when I did Blawg Review #1. I think it makes sense for Blawg Review. As I said in the post, however, there are exceptions to the general rules. When I used to do the Weekly Law School Roundup, for example, I was usually more obscure in my linking, thinking that the only people reading were the ones most interested in clicking through. I point that out only because when I start doing the Law School Roundup again this Sunday, my linking style might be a little different.

Daryl

Evan - Thanks! I have taken your tips to heart and I have now posted pictures of myself and my podcasting partner on my front page with links to our 'about' pages. I was wanting to do something like this for awhile, but had been putting it off. Your post was the thing I needed to get me to finally do it. - daryl http://www.lawschoolpodcast.com

reader_iam

These are terrific--and I normally despise New Year's resolutions. Very timely, too, given a post I wrote yesterday.

Like another commenter, I don't print blog posts in hard copy. For this, I made an exception.

Thanks, and regards.

regina

Great list and framework for all bloggers. This is just the shot in the arm I needed. I love all of your ideas and suggestions and will link to this post. I might also suggest giving some thought to overall purpose and intention of the blog so as not to fall victim to synthetic transparency as I wrote about recently...http://blogs.bnet.com/hr/?p=248 Many of your suggestions outlined can help bloggers to guard against it! Thanks, Regina

Simon Heap

Thanks for some wonderful tips....I look forward to employing some of these.

The Common Scold

What a terrific job -- so clever and packed with good stuff.
Congrats!
- Mon

Bill Altreuter

It's still a new form, so I'm not surprised that it is still evolving, but I've noticed something about weblogs lately that seems to have gone unremarked upon. At one time the conversations in blogs took place between the sites. Someone would write something, then someone else would write about it-- commentary, perhaps, or disagreeing with a point. The second, or third, or whatever, party to the conversation would like back to the original post, and the reader would follow back and forth between the cross-links. Improvements in "Comments" technology has largely eliminated this way of reading blogs. One can, if so inclined, visit the homepage of someone who has left a comment on a site, but this feels like a different sort of thing. It is less like listening to a conversation and more like wandering from room to room picking up snatches of many ongoing converstaions.

Not sure what to make of this, but since I try to eschew blogging about blogging this seemed like a decent place to make the observation.

Evan

Bill: It seems like more sites have comments than used to. But there are still those that don't, which necessitates lots of back and forth in those cases.

Betsy

Well said Evan.

As a nonpracticing lawyer running a risk management consulting practice, I am struggling with whether to link my biz website to my blog. The blog already links to the biz site but not vice versa.

Have you or your readers dealt with this dilemma? There is a fear of alienating potential or current clients with some of the blog content. Not that it is radical or anything, but still... I am interested in hearing other lawyers' and professionals' viewpoints.

Thanks,
Betsy Palmieri

Evan

Betsy: There's been plenty written on this weblog and others about that question. Try googling "blawg negative marketing" without the quotes and you should find some links.

Walter Jeffries

Betsy, how about having a different unlinked blog for your more radical writings that you are afraid will alienate customers? That is my solution and I think it works well. Still, always be careful what you say in a public forum. The web is very public.

Cheers,

-Walter
Sugar Mountain Farm
in Vermont

Linda

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estetik

Great This will be a must read for people starting new blogs.

josh

thanks for tips hope they help

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