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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blawgs: Quality or Quantity?

First, I would like to thank everyone who has ever read any of my articles. Many of you have also offered words of gratitude and helpful comments. You have no idea how motivational it is to receive an email, comment on a post, or a tweet, commenting how something was helpful or appreciated. I just happened to be checking my stats this morning (something us bloggers do in order to make sure we’re serving up the right stuff), and I noticed a link from the LinkedIn Blog (the actual Blog written and published by LinkedIn), meaning that there was a link leading to my blog from there. I was (very pleasantly) surprised to find my blog listed as one of the top blogs on all of LinkedIn, according to LinkedIn traffic and reads.

While I wasn’t actually up there with Mashable or TechCrunch (two major commercially-produced web sites), this blog was listed in the “Other top-shared stories you may have missed” category as the lone representative for the legal community. Appearing second in a list of three, along with a design professionals article, and a Wall Street Journal article which was popular among Recruiters and IT professionals this blog was mentioned:

Lawyers took to “Trying Your Case in 3 Hours: California’s Expedited Civil Jury Trials Act” (The Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg), which discussed how to wage a fast-paced trial in a new method being proposed in California.

For that, I must again say, “Thank you.”

We all have a finite amount of time each day in which we have a chance to go online to catch up on news, articles, social media, or other items of interest. Given that we do have limits on how much time we have for this, we must often make choices on what we’re going to read. Whether it’s the latest local or world news, recreational reading or professional articles, we’ve all found our preferred sources that we tend to go back and visit regularly. Why? Often, it is because we know what to expect when we get there. We’ve enjoyed it in the past, and expect more of the same. It is often unique, original content, rather than a re-post of someone else’s articles (although there are a few decent sites that offer a summary along with an article of interest, which was written by someone esle). That is a good definition of quality content.

I wish I had enough time to write a new article every day, but that’s simply not the case. Sometimes, I barely have enough time to sleep, during trial. I’ve opted for quality, rather than quantity. I don’t really want to just slap something up there to keep some fresh content to drive more traffic. I’d rather spend the time it takes to do it right. Apparently, you who read this must appreciate this – at least you’re reading it. And, your comments are always welcome. Again, thank you. 

1 comment:

  1. Quality is the key, sir.

    Blogging should only be done when there is something to say, and something interesting or thought provoking...and that's what you do.


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