Blog is Dead? Blog remains Dead?

Paul Boutin’s recent Wired article, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004, suggests that the blogosphere is  too crowded for a lone blogger to make a difference, and it it time to fold up shop on blogging: Writing a weblog today isn’t the bright idea it was four years ago. The blogosphere, once a freshwater oasis of folksy self-expression and clever thought, has been flooded by a tsunami of paid bilge. Cut-rate journalists and underground marketing campaigns now drown out the authentic voices of amateur wordsmiths. It’s almost impossible to get noticed, except by hecklers. And why bother? The time it takes to craft sharp, witty blog prose is better spent expressing yourself on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter. I thought I would post a blog about it, and I hope that it draws more comments than those haranguing hecklers Paul references. In many ways, I tend to agree that…

Why I Don’t Practice Law (collection of tweets)

During my CLE this year, I decided to keep track of the reasons that I don’t practice law on Twitter. I hope you enjoy. Comment any favorites, or make any contributions. because after nearly 15 hrs of cle in the last 32 hrs i am contemplating poking sharp objects into my eyeballs because mediation is for wussies because my idea of trial prep is 45 minutes of perry mason followed by 30 minutes of matlock because they call me ‘the yapper’ and the whole “brief” thing never worked to well for me because i happen to like “the blog things” because being disciplined by the board actually sounds intriguing because i cannot call myself a ‘minister of justice’ without winking and shooting my air gun Hide Conversation because I say “compliance” with the same disdain as other “c” words because “having relations” with clients is “just a bad idea” because…

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