The devil is in the details. Take a look at this outstanding compilation of facts & figures about the blogging habits of the AmLaw 200. Takeaway; 48% of the AmLaw 200 have blogs. That's a lot of information floating out there in the blogosphere.
I've taken my share of ribbing about some of my posts from other bloggers (Gabe Acevedo from Gabe's Guide to the e-Discovery Universe has the distinction of being the first) but I don't take it too seriously. My title pokes a little bit of fun at Mark Herrmann's article that was recently published in the ABA's Litigation magazine, Memoirs of a Blogger. It's about six discoveries he made – referred to as 'blind spots' – after he decided to create a legal blog.
Sometimes you have to resort to a 'damn the torpedoes' attitude, get started, and feel your way through. That's how I did it at the beginning. Hopefully, the path becomes a little clearer. All I know is, I'm still here and like the energizer bunny, I'm still going.
One thing that has always worked for me? I'll call it 'blind spot #7' – don't spend too much time worrying about what the 'competition' is doing. Concentrate on turning out the best 'product'. Cream always rises to the top.
At this point, I'm hoping to make it to Half & Half…