This is part 2 of a 3-part retrospective on the year 2008 on DennisKennedy.Blog.
In part 1 of this retrospective, I covered the articles I wrote in 2008 and the related posts about them.
In this part two, I cover the other posts I wrote on this blog in 2008. Part three might be the most interesting: posts I planned to write but never got written.
Overview: In many ways, 2008 was the year of the link at DennisKennedy.Blog. It’s ancient history now, but my original website started as a collection of links to useful resources and I wrote a column, often with Tom Mighell, called “The Strongest Links” for a number of years that focused on presenting useful links to resources on a variety of topics. I found that I wanted to get back to my roots and tried two separate approaches to create posts with links to posts, articles and websites that thought my blog audience might enjoy and find useful.
1. The Links Posts. The first experiment was called Links of the Week and appeared for about five months. There are a lot of great links in those posts. I ended up deciding, for several reasons, that I did not like this approach and began thinking about an alternative approach.
The second approach, which I really like, is something I call DennisKennedy.Microblog. The idea is to use Twitter to post a link to something I find especially interesting on a more or less daily basis and then collect those “tweets” on a more or less weekly basis in a post on this blog to create a post with a good collection of useful links. You can find the collected Microblog posts here. You can follow the microblog on Twitter here (@dkennedyblog) I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of followers to-date.
2. My Favorite Posts of 2008 (or a Great Introduction to his Blog for New Visitors).
Returning to the Internet Roundtable
The Internet Roundtable Revisited: The Blog Columns
I’ve Been Listening to So Many Podcasts that I Didn’t Realize that Podcasting Might Have Been Declared Dead
Kevin Kelly on Better than Free
KM for Legal Apps
8 Legal Technology Trends for 2008
I am the Worst Liveblogger Ever: A Report from ABA TECHSHOW 2008
Using Word 2007 and Google Docs to Collaborate on Documents
An Illustration of the Beyond Bullet Points Approach to Presentations
Talking Legal Tech
“My New Laptop Computer is an iPod Touch” – part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. (I have mixed feelings about this series because I never finished it, but that’s a story for part 3 of this 2008 retrospective).
Dennis Kennedy’s 2008 Law-related Blogging Awards (The Blawggies)
Planning for Legal Technology in a Recession (Or Worse) – Revisited
The Land of Hope and Dreams
Why I Blog – 2008 vs. 2004
52 Books in 52 Weeks
Another good rediscovery while preparing this post was a link to the long interview I did for Lexblog in which I gave a lot of insights to my approach to blogging and my perspectives on it: My LexBlog Q & A Interview
Coming tomorrow: Part 3 – The unposted posts.
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