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Ghostbusting in the Blogosphere: Is Ghostblogging Unethical & What’s the Best Way to Deal With It?

February 1, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Back in 2004, now my departed-from-the-blogosphere friend David Giacalone predicted that Ghostblogging Will Kill the Blogosphere.  In a thoughtful post that considered the issue from all sides, David criticized the ethics of ghost blogging and lamented that that mass produced, ghostblogs would be “devoid of the spark of life that has put magic into this way […]

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Blogging: It’s a Matter of Trust

December 14, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

Call me old fashioned, but I believe that my word is my bond, something that you can trust.  My blog is comprised of many, many words, all of which form a trusted bond with my audience and other bloggers.   I worked hard to establish this trust and I take it seriously, as do most legitimate […]

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Blawg Review #215

June 8, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

It’s 2:30 am on the morning of World Oceans Day, as I sit here drowning in a sea of submissions for Blawg Review #215.  Buoy, I’m in trouble, with a sinking feeling about all I have yet to do.  But before I sail into the heart of this post, let me share with you why I […]

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Do You Read Blog Archives?

January 27, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Having blogged for over five years now, I’ve amassed a considerable body of archives, both here and here (pre 11/2004).  But does anyone read archives?  With so much currently available information, do blog readers ever re-visit the past? I don’t want my older posts to fall into obscurity, so please let me know (1) whether […]

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Reach Out And Make A Connection

December 16, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Arnie Herz at Legal Sanity offers a great tip, echoed by What About Clients: reconnect with your business network so that you can continue to nurture and reinforce the trusted relationships that produce not only business referrals, but personal fulfillment. Taking a page from Curt Rosengren, Herz recommends that you try speaking with someone personally […]

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Some Disparate Thoughts on Empowerment and Creating Opportunities Through Blogging

December 16, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Many of us who decide to start a law firm do so to gain autonmy and take charge of our careers; to “own, not loan” our talent. So it’s no wonder that so many solo and small firm lawyers have an affinity towards blogging, which is just as empowering as starting a law firm. For […]

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One Big Blog Party

April 1, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

It’s one, big blog party in Sarah Kellogg’s recent article, Do You Blog?, Washington Lawyer (Apr/May 2005).   I’m quoted as are many of my blogging colleagues, too numerous to list here.

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Anonymous Lawyer Revealed

December 27, 2004 by Carolyn Elefant

This story’s been heavily covered all around the blawg world: the unmasking of the formerly anonymous Anonymous Lawyer as Harvard Law Third Year Jeremy Blachman. You can learn all of the details from this New York Times article, Revealing the Soul of a Soulless Lawyer. Though Blachman never thought his hoax would last longer than […]

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