BlawgSearch.com & Blawgs.fm – New Legal Blog Search Tools from Justia

Hi Friends, We have released the first beta version of BlawgSearch.com for searching legal blogs… and our first alpha version of Blawgs.fm for searching legal podcasts and blog posts with audio or video media files attached. BlawgSearch.com Blawg Search. BlawgSearch.com allows legal researchers to search over a 1,000 editorially selected legal blogs. The database is updated throughout the day with

Geek Meets Girl

Bob, the short-lived Microsoft assistant, has met his match. Windows Live, Microsoft’s search engine, now sports an edition anchored by Ms. Dewey. Bob, meet Ms. Dewey. Before you start optimizing your websites for Ms. Dewey, know that the Ms. Dewey search engine is better suited for entertainment purposes rather than every day use. Like all other search engines, Ms. Dewey

How to Become a Better Blogger

The most difficult part of starting a blog is the writing process. Sure, you may be drafting contracts, client letters, research memos and court briefs all the time, but is that writing style suitable for a blog? Probably not. And, it’s not just lawyers that have difficulty blogging. Even newspaper journalists, who should be familiar with writing articles on a

Say Cheese

Photos can make your website or blog stand out. You may wish to display photos of the attorneys in your firm, photos to simplify legal concepts, or photos to highlight certain points. However, you should be mindful of legal, aesthetic and technical issues before spicing up your website or blog. Legal. While Google Images is a great tool to see

Better Blawgging — Details Matter

When discussing successful case outcomes on a blawg, lawyers may have some difficulty striking the proper balance. If you get overly detailed and technical, you’ll weigh down your blog post. You also don’t want to disclose client confidences or breach a confidentiality clause to a settlement agreement. However, details matter for the simple reason that when people encounter problems and

The Tail Wagging the Blawg

Amazon recently named Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail as the best business book of 2006. Perhaps, there’s no easier way to illustrate the long tail than to prepare a long tail graph yourself. And, it isn’t that difficult either! First, sign in to your Google Analytics account. Google Analytics is a great (and free!) program for analyzing visitor traffic to

Being Bilingual

I recently came across a web site where a law firm introduced itself as having bilingual speakers. The crucial piece of missing information? The other language spoken. What potential clients want to know is whether you speak their language, and not the number of languages which you can speak. Here are some different ways to think of this: Jurisdiction. Being

Blawg.org relaunches as Blawg.com with a Great New Look

Blawg.org, the leading blawg directory, has been totally redesigned from the ground up with a great new look, and a new domain Blawg.com. Blawg.com’s Bill Gratsch says more is to come, but already one can see that this is a major (and great looking ) update. Peace – Tim :: Wonder, Tigerlily by Natalie Merchant

Larry Bodine on Macs — and how to get Free PR

Hi Friends, I would comment on Larry Bodine’s (in)experience with Macs (see Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree). But LexBlog‘s Kevin O’Keefe (a Mac User) just sent me a post from Wil Shipley’s blog that pretty much covers the Mac side. And for more fun… read the MacLaw group posts that have been coming through… and read Larry’s blog where