A Brief Note on Being Included in the Blawg 100 Again

BasicIllustratorFileLetter—CSI learned yesterday that this blog has again been included in the ABA Journal’s “Blawg 100“—its list of the hundred best law blogs. This blog has made the Blawg 100 five out of the past six years.

Well, if blogs are being recognized, I’m not averse to having this blog be included. And the Blawg 100 is less silly than a lot of such lists.

The output of this blog over the past year is consistent with previous years. By now, I should no longer be surprised that I keep finding stuff to write about. A slightly labored metaphor comes to mind: If an object above the earth is high enough and is moving at a sufficient speed, the ground curves away from the object at least as much as the object falls, so the object never strikes the ground. Instead, it’s in orbit. So, this blog is in orbit. At some point it will burn up on reentry, but I don’t expect that will happen any time soon.

But I’ve been doing this for more than eight years. Whether it gets any accolades is beside the point. And although I’m delighted that people (around 50,000 each month) see fit to visit it, that’s not what drives me. Instead, making sense out of contract language is my livelihood, and this blog acts as a spur. It also offers a safe place to get things wrong, and fix them.

Commenters to this blog come and go. I understand that after a while, any blog begins to pall. And commenting on a blog requires more of an investment than other forms of social media, with perhaps less of an immediate return. But your comments have helped me greatly over the years. I hope you’ll keep them coming.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.