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The New Blawg 100

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

ABA Journal December 2012 coverThe ABA’s 2012 Blawg 100 is out, and, though Blog Law Blog made the list last year, this year it was not to be.

But plenty of great blogs are on the list. And through tomorrow, you can vote for the readers’ choice favorites by going to the page.

You really, actually, should vote. Why? Extremely low voter turnout is making this one election where you can really make a difference. Did your vote for president last month really matter? But your vote here might literally make the difference. Blogs that are really crushing it might have a couple hundred votes. Meanwhile, there are super-deserving blogs just barely in the double-digits. So vote!

Here’s Blog Law Blog’s suggestions for who deserves your ballot, and who’ve already gotten mine:

  • Technology & Marketing Law Blog by Eric Goldman and Venkat Balasubramani. This is the best blog out there closest to the subject matter covered on Blog Law Blog. And maybe the only honor better than Blog Law Blog’s making the Blawg 100 last year was that the description included a quote from Eric G. himself with a complement. So vote for T&M Law Blog.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy by Eugene Volokh and others. This is an old-line prestige blog, dating all the way back to January 4, 2004. It’s still one of the best.
  • SCOTUSblog. I agree with the fan quoted in the ABA Journal who called SCOTUSblog “extraordinary.” But I’ve got to strongly disagree as that admirer goes on to say SCOTUSblog “sets the gold standard to which all blawgs should aspire.” That’s insane. For most bloggers, aspiring to do what SCOTUSblog does would just make you go crazy. Not even aspiring, but just thinking about aspiring makes me exhausted.
  • 43(B)log by Rebecca Tushnet. Rebecca’s prolificness also exhausts me – maybe even more so than SCOTUSblog, since Rebecca’s blog is a solo effort. One of my favorite features is the play-by-play coverage of academic conferences. (And yes, her coverage goes well beyond Section 43(b) of the Lanham Act – banning importation trademark-infringing goods – but she does keep a germanely close eye on trademark law.
  • Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog. I’m getting the shout out to these folks despite their generic name. “Law Blog” is really uninspired and too close to “Blog Law Blog” for my taste. But this is still a great blog.

Also, vote for these Blawg 100 honorees from colleagues of mine at Texas Tech. They’re not on subjects close to Blog Law Blog’s usual fare, but they are great blogs nonetheless:

Woo-Hoo! I Made the ABA Blawg 100

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Blawg 100 logo

The ABA Journal’s list of the top law blogs of 2011 is out and Blog Law Blog is among the honorees!

This is completely awesome. I’d like to thank Eric Goldman, for nominating me and for saying kind things, which were quoted in the write-up, and I’d like to my wife, for reading many of my draft blog posts – especially the ones where I try to be funny. And maybe now that this is a Top 100 blawg, she might even read it when I don’t specifically ask her to. I’d like to thank the American Bar Association for this honor. And of course, I’d like to thank all of my readers – the ones who write, the ones who comment, and all the ones who show up as blips on my Google Analytics reports. Without you, blogging would be a silly exercise in self-aggrandizement, which, of course, many people conclude it is anyway (but look how awesome I am now!). And I’d also like to thank – wait! Don’t play the music yet! I’d also like to encourage you to vote for Blog Law Blog in the ABA Journal’s fan favorite polling that is going on now through December 30. Thank you!