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By: Law Firm Web Strategy : Tips on How to Blog Like A Canadian

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 17:19:28 +0000

[...] a strong law blog presence has always been to mix authenticity with the social side (see my ‘you gotta say thanks post‘ for more thoughts). What do I mean by the social side? Mostly it’s about identifying [...]

By: Law Firm Web Strategy : Welcome to the Gong Show!

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 21:18:12 +0000

[...] I’ve said many times the social side of blogging is where the value is. Blogs aren’t magazine articles, and [...]

By: Steve Matthews

Wed, 09 Jan 2008 00:31:34 +0000

Hi Jacob,

The answer to your question isn't that different from academic circles - citation rules! In terms of value, citation within blog commentary is more valuable than any blogroll link. It also gets people's attention quicker.

The principal strategy is to respond & link directly to the other person's post. Agree or disagree, but cite them by name, recap/quote their commentary, and then - most importantly - add something valuable & original from you to the exchange.

Blogs that do this are winners - over & over again.

Your blogroll is still a valuable tool. My advice on creating your 'dance card' is to make it unique & subject targeted. And remember these 2 things: 1) read the blogs before you link up, and 2) the sites you link to make up the subject sphere of your website. The tighter your content focus and linking focus (SEO factors aside), the better Google will be able to place your site for ranking purposes.

By: Jacob Sapochnick

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 22:28:26 +0000

I am new to the Blog area but recently gave up all marketing efforts and now have my blog as the only tool. I am taking a gamble and your site andd blog is a great inspiration. My question: blogroll links to your peers; not just writing your own thoughts, but engaging in blog-to-blog discussions; How do you do that? link to peers and engage in blog discussions. Can you explain. Great info thanks for your site

By: David J. Bilinsky

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 06:50:56 +0000

Steve: Interesting comments...I think the whole social side of the web and blogging is just beginning to be understood - particularly when it comes to lawyers. I think our past history is responsible..we read a magazine and perhaps a few of us would do a letter to the editor. But that would be about it. But in a blog - after reading the can enter into a dialog with not only the writer, but also with the readership at large. The collaborative and interactive power of web 2.0 is not only transformational, it is synaptic. Bloggers write about other blogs ...and lines of communication are developed...linking not only ideas, but people and thoughts. People who would not normally come into contact, do so. Ideas are shared. A knowledge velocity is at work - speeding the dissemination of thought and innovation - and connections. There is something at work here that mirrors the internet itself - but rather than just connecting computers...we have connected minds. Who knows where this will lead. But certainly professionals..and lawyers..need to be considering this and in particular, their role in this future. Cheers, Dave

By: Binary Law » Blog Archive » Be social - blog smart

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 12:19:14 +0000

[...] is one of the leading thinkers when it comes to web marketing for lawyers. He has this to say about how to “be social” with blogs: For me, the social side of blogging involves a number of tactics, things [...]

By: Kevin OKeefe

Mon, 24 Sep 2007 22:20:31 +0000

Most welcome Steve. You keep posting great stuff to your blog, you're going to have no problem getting others like Larry and I to reference the content - as well as refer clients to you. ;)