I don’t get to speak about blogging nearly as much as I’d like to these days, but Matt Homann has given me the chance to lead a discussion about blogging at his Idea Market event on Monday evening, March 19. Matt wants you to reserve a spot (it’s free) by joining this site. The Idea Market starts at 6:00 pm at the Lucas School House in the Soulard area of St. Louis. Keep an eye on Matt’s blog for more details.
I understand that some of the other longtime St. Louis bloggers (like Randy Holloway) will also be there, so we might turn this into a St. Louis blogger meet-up.After all, St. Louis is Blawg City USA.
If you are a St. Louis blogger, a blogger who can get to St. Louis, or a blogger-to-be (i.e., some who is not already blogging), then it’d be great to meet you on Monday night and participate in what I’m sure will be an informative and knowledge-sharing conversation about many aspects of blogging. If you want to send me questions or topics that you want me to cover, that’d be cool.
And, as usual, there will be other fun stuff happening at the Idea Market too. Record “24” and get out the house on a Monday evening for a change.
See you there.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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One of the things I do every year for the blogiversary of this blog is to give readers the opportunity to submit questions that I’ll try to answer.
If you’ve always wanted to ask me a question about this blog, blogging, legal technology, or any other topic then either email me at denniskennedyblog @ gmail.com or leave the question as a comment to this post. Unless you indicate otherwise, I will not identify you as the author of the question. And, of course, I reserve the right to answer your question with an answer to a different question that I’d prefer to answer.
I’ll try to answer as many of the questions as I can as blog posts.
Request lines are now open.
Blogiversary gifts are always welcome.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]

For those readers in St. Louis, I’ll be speaking about blogs, podcasting and RSS at the meeting of the Computer Consultants of St. Louis next Tuesday evening (January 9) at 6:00 at Screenz in University City.
The focus will be the novice to intermediate user, with a lot of Q & A. I’d enjoy getting the chance to meet some of my St. Louis readers in person.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Thank you for your support and good wishes during the recent ice storm and electrical outage in St. Louis.
We finally got our electricity back yesterday afternoon and moved back home from my father-in-law’s house. Yesterday morning, I checked the house and the thermostat read 37 degrees.
Glad to see Evan got his power back too.
Still more than 100,000 without electricity, with another cold snap coming.
I don’t think anyone can overestimate how difficult and dangerous the job of restoring power in this ice and cold really is. My gratitude and respect goes out to the workers out in the field trying to bring things back to some kind of normalcy.
A special thank you to my father-in-law for taken us in for a few days.
This was a tough one for me, especially after the long outage this summer. It’s easy to get frustrated in this kind of situation.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]

Just a reminder:
Thanks to the good people at the St. Louis Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants, I’ll be sharing my insights on blogging and podcasting on November 17.
Here are the details:

ALL ABOARD THE BLOG TRAIN: BUILDING YOUR AUDIENCE, REPUTATION AND BUSINESS WITH BLOGS AND PODCASTS
Dennis Kennedy, Speaker
November 17, 2006
Registration & Networking 7:15 am, Breakfast 7:30, Meeting 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Ces & Judy’s
(10405 Clayton Road (in Le Chateau Village, St. Louis, Missouri)
Tom Peters has said, “Biz Blogging . . . works. It is of . . . MONUMENTAL IMPORTANCE. (Or can be.)” In the session, well-known St. Louis blogger Dennis Kennedy (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/) will introduce you to the new world of blogs and podcasts and the benefits they now bring to many consultants and professional services providers. You will start with blogging 101 and then learn how you can uses blogs and podcasts to connect with a larger audience, enhance your reputation and marketing reach, and build your business. Kennedy will share his insights from more than three years of blogging. Business blogging does work.
Dennis Kennedy (dmk@denniskennedy.com) is a St. Louis lawyer who both practices computer law and provides technology consulting services for law firms and corporate legal departments. His blogs, DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/) and Between Lawyers (http://betweenlawyers.corante.com/), are among the longest-running, best-known and most influential of the legal blogs. In 1995, Dennis became one of the first group of lawyers with a web page, and he has frequently spoken, written and been quoted on Internet marketing issues, including the use of blogs by lawyers and other professional services providers.
An award-winning author with hundreds of publications to his credit and a frequent speaker, Dennis was named the 2001 TechnoLawyer of the Year and 2003 Contributor of the Year by TechnoLawyer.com for his role in promoting the use of technology in the practice of law. His website (www.denniskennedy.com) has long been considered a highly regarded resource on legal technology and technology law topics.
He is also a co-founder of LexThink!, a conference and consulting group that focuses on innovation in the professional services industry (http://www.lexthink.com). Dennis also co-writes a popular column on electronic discovery at DiscoveryResources.org. He is a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s Council and is an editor and board member of the Law Practice Today webzine (http://www.lawpracticetoday.org).
Dennis received his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1983 and B.A., magna cum laude, from Wabash College in 1983.
Costs: $30 for IMC Members, $40 for non-IMC members,includes buffet breakfast.
If you bring a first-time guest, you will get $5.00 back at the door. Also, your Guest will receive a $5.00 discount.
We prefer that you register via our online registraton below. If you must call in your registration – call Kathy Robinson at Cost Containment Strategies – 314-439-5673.
Please make your reservation no later than Tuesday (by noon) before the Friday program.

Get more info about IMC-STL and the presentation here. Register here.
IMC-STL is a great group. I invite my local readers – lawyers or non-lawyers – to attend this session and learn more about the topic and the group.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]

Mark Tamminga interviewed me for a little featurette in the current issue of the ABA’s Law Practice magazine (note: the article will be available for a short period before it disappears behind a “members only” firewall). We cover a range of topics and you’ll learn a bit about my background and story. I also talk about my perspective on blogging and RSS, legal technology and other topics. Check it out. Thanks, Mark and Law Practice magazine. Lots of other great articles in this issue.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Some “experts” recommend that you keep all elements of personality and personal information off professional blogs.
And then there’s me. I disagree with the “all professional, all the time” blogging approach. I like learning more about the personal lives of my favorite bloggers. Many times, it makes me even more likely to use their professional services, but, for the for the most part, it gives me some new insights.
Josh Fruchter, at JD Bliss, has been publishing a series of short bios of interesting lawyers for a couple of years. Back in November 2004, he ran an interview with me. He sent me a note today mentioning that he had updated the site and the URL had changed, which reminded me about the interview.
If you are a regular reader (or a new reader) who would like to learn a bit more about my own story, this interview will give you one part of that story and, I hope, offer a few of the lessons I’ve learned over the years.
Be sure to check out the rest of the JD Bliss site as well.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Yesterday, I was contacted by two publishers who want me to write a book. It’s probably something I need to get done one of these days. The trouble is that everyone wants me to come up with the idea for the book.
I’d like to ask the readers of this blog to help me with this. If I were to write a book, what would you most like it to be about? Leave a comment or email me at denniskennedyblog @ gmail . com.
I’ll probably share a few of the ideas I have in the old notebook in a few days.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
Learn more about legal technology at Dennis Kennedy’s Legal Technology Central page.
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I’m pleased to announce that DigiLearn is hosting two new audio continuing legal education courses that I’ve put together and making them available over the Internet.
First, there is my popular “Legal Technology Trends and Predictions” presentation. Here’s the description:

Legal technology can be a complicated and difficult topic. How do you learn about trends in legal technology and make good decisions about where you want to take your firm? In this session, legal technology expert Dennis Kennedy discusses ten of the most important trends in legal technology today and gives you some practical recommendations of how best to address technology issues in your law firm or legal practice.

Second, there is my presentation called “Disaster Recovery Planning for Lawyers.” Here’s the description:

Natural and man-made calamities in recent years have emphasized the vital importance of good disater recovery and business continuity planning. Don’t let your inadequate disaster plan make a bad situation worse. In this session, legal technology expert Dennis Kennedy discussess the key elements of preparation, technology and people involved in good disaster recovery planning and highlights many of the practial issues you must consider when putting together your firm’s disaster recovery plan.

I’m a big fan of the ways we can now use the Internet to deliver education and I’ve alway liked the work that DigiLearn has done in this area. I’m very pleased to be working with them on these new programs.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
Learn more about legal technology at Dennis Kennedy’s Legal Technology Central page.
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