It was great to get notice today that this blog was again named as one of the ABA Journal Blawg 100 for 2008 in the “Plugged-in” category. There are nine other excellent blogs in the category and other excellent ones that did not get named, so I’m honored to be in the company and it’s always nice to get recognition for what I do with this blog. I also like the way the blurb about my blog both referred to me as a “tech guru” and mentioned my companion microblog (DennisKennedy.microblog – @dkennedyblog), probably the most innovative thing I’ve tried in blogging in the last few years.

I want to congratulate every blogger who made the list. I also want to compliment the ABA Journal on the immense amount of work that went into the Blawg 100 selections and descriptions and for its support of the blawgging community.
However, I do have some mixed feelings about this recognition that come from the fact that, as the author of a monthly technology column for the ABA Journal, I’m a paid contributor to the magazine. For that reason, I really wouldn’t mind if they left me off the list entirely, but, because of this and because my relationship with the ABA Journal might not be completely clear from the Blawg 100 blurb, I do have a favor to ask.
Part of the Blawg 100 is a contest for votes for the top blog in each category. There are nine other great choices in the Plugged-in or Technology category, several of which are likely to end up with one of my own 2008 Blawggie awards. Please vote for one of them – I would be very uncomfortable if I won this category and was a paid contributor to the magazine. It wouldn’t feel right to me, and it probably wouldn’t look right to others.
Instead, if you like my blog, I ask you to check out my most recent ABA Journal column, consider becoming a follower of my microblog (@dkennedyblog), subscribing to the RSS feed for this blog, or buying a copy of The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together.
While you’re looking at the Blawg 100, pay special attention to the interview with Ernest “Ernie the Attorney” Svenson, with his observations on blogging and a great quote from Martha Graham.
And, of course, the Blawg 100, in addition to generating conversation about law-related blogs, gives you a great way to sample blogs and pick some new blogs to subscribe to.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (]
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