Saturday, March 12, 2011
There are several reasons why recent and not-so-recent law grads may want to start a blog. Given the job market, more grads than ever are considering hanging a shingle. A good niche law blog is a great way to market yourself both locally and nationally on the cheap. I've heard of some fabulous success stories by grads who attracted media attention and clients through blogging (by writing about niche subjects like videogame law). Establishing an internet beachhead may also lead to opportunities to affiliate with other, like-minded attorneys by forming a virtual law firm. Did I mention blogging is really inexpensive advertising?
Over at the blog the Lawyerist, they've put together a great checklist of tips (you'll need to scroll down the page) for starting your own law blog including an interview with an attorney whose blog is apparently also his law practice (he and his co-bloggers are hoping to eventually generate enough advertising revenue to sustain them).
Here are the highlights:
- What Is a “Blawg,” and Why Does It Matter?
- Blogging 101: Why Blog?
- Finding a Blog Niche
- Create a Successful Law Blog
- Make Time for Blogging
- Enhance Your Law Blog
- Legal Blogging: The G.Y.I. System
- Blogging Provides Publishing Platform and Offers Control
- Write Great Blog Posts
- 10 Tips for Starting Your Law Blog
- Blogging Helps Lawyers Match Their Passion and Aspiration
- How to Get More Blog Hits
- Niches Lead to Riches in Legal Blogosphere
- Law Blogs Remain the One Constant Among Social Media
You can read the rest of the Lawyerist's advice here.