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As more lawyers enter the blogosphere, there's a growing amount of duplication in coverage of legal topics. Take a look at Bill Gratch's Blawg.org breakdown of law blogs by topic: 68 IP blogs, 20 personal injury blogs, 25 corporate/securities blogs, 17 practice management blogs and 16 criminal blogs. In some of these cases, there's not as much overlap as you'd think (for example, many of the PI blogs cover one or two states, while the corporate blogs cover a variety of different topics). Even so, with so many blogs, how can you decide which ones are worth following?

One blogger, Jamie Spencer of the Austin Criminal Defense Law Blog, has one idea: Solicit reader input. Last month, Spencer asked his audience to send in their favorite blogs relating to criminal defense or criminal justice. Out of those blogs, Spencer culled the Top Eleven, which he posted here, along with a brief explanation of the blog's point of view. And tomorrow, Spencer plans to reveal the other entries, which ensures that all blogs that were nominated receive broad exposure.

So if you run a blog in a heavily populated space, why not follow Spencer's lead and conduct a poll? Your readers will appreciate learning about new sites, and by providing useful information about related sites, you'll enhance the popularity and usefulness of your own.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on June 13, 2007 at 05:52 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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