If you roam the law blogosphere, the odds are that you know of Dennis Kennedy, a computer lawyer and legal technology consultant based in St. Louis, Missouri. Yesterday he announced on his blog the 2006 Blawggies, his “personal and highly opinionated” selection of the best law-related blogs.
In explaining his choices, Dennis says, “In general, I like to see in blogs (1) consistently useful content, (2) a generous and helpful approach, and (3) a combination of commitment and talent, with an emphasis on good writing. In other words, I like blogs that compel me to read them on a regular basis.” I recommend you read his post; it’s a good way to discover some excellent blogs that you might have otherwise overlooked.
I’ll limit myself to noting that one of the eleven categories was “Best Practice-Specific Legal Blog.” The winner was Evan Schaeffer’s Illinois Trial Practice Blog. The two runners-up were this blog and Steve Nipper’s The Invent Blog.
As Dennis notes, thousands of lawyers, law professors, law librarians, law students, legal consultants and others are writing blogs that focus on law-related content. I’m pleased that even though my blog has been up for all of eight months, Dennis thought it worth mentioning.
I recognize that in terms of honors, this is rather trivial. Heck, I didn’t even win the category in question. But I’m happy to have any recognition, particularly as it can sometimes seem as if I’m posting blog items into the void.
By the way, I’ll be maintaining radio silence until the New Year. Happy Holidays!