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Archive for October 2008

Re-Release of Social Networking Group

I’m releasing an updated version of my Social Networking for Lawyers Group.  This version contains some more information on Twitter, a diagram of the Social Networking Continuum and a sample email showing how you might approach online connections to develop an offline relationship.  If you’ve already downloaded the first version, you will automatically receive the…

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More Change At MyShingle and Announcing Six Weeks “til Solo Practice

Over the next few weeks, you’ll see some changes here at MyShingle, most notably an enhanced version of our flagship features, the Online Guide and Soloformania.  As always, these resources will remain free for all users – though I will be introducing some new sponsors who will enable me to continue to make this information…

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The Art of the Chart

A few weeks ago, I read an article much like this one about how "charticles" – short news pieces depicted with charts and other graphics – are all the rage in conventional print media.  I didn’t think much about this trend, however, until I started getting a noticeable increase in traffic as a result of…

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Social Networking Continuum

I’ve just updated my online book on Social Networking — it should be available for download in the next day or two (if you’ve already downloaded a copy, you’ll automatically receive the update).  But I thought I’d share a diagram that I’ve included in the new version, which focuses on the intermediate step of taking…

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Making the Most of Solosez

In a response to my last post, the Underground Solo Railroad, a reader wrote asking for advice on the best way to manage Solosez, the ABA Solo listserve that’s now grown to 3500 members.  Without a doubt, the listserve generates over one hundred messages daily.  Though I joined the group when it stood at a much…

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The Underground Solo Railroad

Remember the Underground Railroad, the hidden network of safe houses and secret routes created by abolitionist sympathetizers to help slaves escape to freedom during he pre-Civil War era?  After spending time in the company of my fellow solos at the National Solo and Small Firm Conference this past week, I realized that another type of…

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Solos Must Give Themselves A Break

As I’ve written before, too often in solo practice, we’re our own worst enemy.   For example, as I wrote here, we’ll reject an idea out of hand because it hasn’t been done before or because the challenges, at least on the surface, appear insurmountable.   Even worse, we’ll paralyze ourselves with regrets about clients turned down,…

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