So I’m in the Blawg 100

This blog has been included in the ABA Journal’s “Blawg 100“—their listing of “the best legal blogs as selected by the Journal’s editors.”

It’s always gratifying to have one’s efforts recognized. And although I haven’t read all other 99 blogs, I visit a good number of them regularly and have heard good things of many of the rest. So it appears I’m in good company. It’s a little odd that they’ve put me in the “Business of Law” category, but WTF.

In terms of recognition, this caps a banner year—the “Legal Rebels” business, an article about me in The Lawyers Weekly, mentions in the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, chairing a panel at the ACC annual meeting …. But the more recognition you get, the less you need, so these days I’m not overly focused on getting my name out there. In particular, I’m not going to urge you to vote for this blog as the best in its category—that seems too arbitrary a notion to invest in. But if you’d like to vote, whether for me or anyone else, click here.

So what am I focused on? I’ll keep generating material for the next edition of MSCD, and I’ll keep doing public and in-house seminars, but now that I’ve established a suitable foundation, I’d like to get to actual drafting in a concerted way. Let’s see what 2010 brings.

Allow me to take the opportunity to wish you, dear reader, a festive holiday season. Blogging with readers is a lot more fun and productive than blogging without!

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.