April 15, 2006
Happy Birthday TaxProf Blog!
Congratulations to Paul Caron (Cincinnati) on the second anniversary of his blog, TaxProf Blog. When we started TaxProf Blog two years ago we had no idea that it would lead to the creation of the Law Professor Blog Network with its 28 member blogs. At the time Paul just thought he would like see where the blog would take him.
Paul has been working in the field of web communications for some time. He is editor of three electronic journals of Tax Law Abstracts published by on SSRN's Legal Scholarship Network: Tax Law & Policy, Practitioner Series and International & Comparative Tax (with Robert Green). He also is editor of the Tax Law Subject Guide on JURIST: The Legal Education Network. And Paul created and serves as editor of Faculty News, a monthly web publication that "highlighting the activities and accomplishments of the University of Cincinnati College of Law faculty."
Paul is an advocate and user of web distribution for law course book supplements. See his Tax Stories - Digital Supplement. His very popular Foundation Press series, Law Stories, may be the first series to use digital supplementation as an integral part of a law book series.
Of course Paul is editor and publisher-in-chief of the Law Professor Blogs Network, a venture we started in June 2005. Paul and I also also operate Law Professor Web Services to assist law professors in the use of the Internet to disseminate their scholarship and teaching. Finally, Paul has served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) since 2005.
The rigors of web publishing are a natural fit for Paul's talents and work ethic. It takes stamina and determination to blog every day. Paul has plenty of both. Last time I checked, he had published 4,700-plus posts. On average that's 6 posts per day for the last 2 years! Over 1.4 million visitors have read his blog posts 1.9 million times. Here's what others are saying about Paul's blog:
"The undisputed champion of tax blogging" -- Tax Notes
"A must-read blog" -- Wall St. Journal
"The frequent posting throughout the day ensures comprehensive coverage of tax news" -- Wall St. Journal
"Unfailingly excellent -- Caron's blog is the model I would point any law professor considering a blog to study. It has a great mix of academic and popular materials, along with links to great resources. Highly recommended, even for people who are not tax lawyers." -- Dennis Kennedy
Great job Paul! Now back to work.
Update: Check out Paul's Two-Year Anniversary of TaxProf Blog post.
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