August 28, 2011
Rock Star, Pro Athlete, ... Blogger?
Over at The Race to the Bottom, Jay Brown reviews some of the benefits of blogging, including: (1) increased downloads of academic papers; (2) improved faculty reputation; and, (3) the ability to influence policy- and decision-makers. He goes on to note:
Given these advantages, Kim Krawiec rightfully asks why more faculty do not blog. There are any number of reasons. The work load is one. The lack of credit at law schools (despite the considerable potential for increased institutional notoriety) is another. There is often some hesitancy about operating on the Internet which is still very much a Hobbesian state of nature, with both high and low quality side by side. Comments can also provoke unsavory responses, sometimes requiring a thick skin. But in fact one would assume that with the benefits, blogging would increase. In fact, the data suggests otherwise. Individual law blogs continue to disappear.