My book on “blogging for lawyers” is ready for order

The ABA is ready to begin accepting orders on my book: Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers (click link to order). Here’s the gist of the book:

“Until a few years ago, only the largest firms could afford to engage an audience of millions. Now, lawyers in any size firm can reach a global audience at little to no cost–all because of blogs. An effective blog can help you promote your practice, become more “findable” online, and take charge of how you are perceived by clients, journalists and anyone who uses the Internet. Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers will show you how to create, maintain, and improve a legal blog–and gain new business opportunities along the way. In just one hour, you will learn to:

  • Set up a blog quickly and easily
  • Write blog posts that will attract clients
  • Choose from various hosting options like Blogger, TypePad, and WordPress
  • Make your blog friendly to search engines, increasing your ranking
  • Tweak the design of your blog by adding customized banners and colors
  • Easily send notice of your blog posts to Facebook and Twitter
  • Monitor your blog’s traffic with Google Analytics and other tools
  • Avoid ethics problems that may result from having a legal blog

I’ve setup a special blog at  to continue the conversation about how lawyers can learn to blog, or how to improve the blog they already have. Obviously, there are other lawyer-bloggers out there with great advice to offer on this topic so I’d love to hear from those folks. There’s a twitter feed too. If you are interested in reviewing the book, shoot me an email and I’ll get you a copy.

And this Friday I’ll be on the This Week in Law podcast with Denise Howell and Rick Klau, two of the really early law bloggers. We’ll be talking about the power of blogs, and other law-related topics, along with Evan Brown of the blog Internet Cases. So tune in at 1 pm Central Time to catch a rare reunion of some “old lawyer bloggers.”*

* “old” measured in Internet Time of course, not in “human body aging time.”

  • John Freeman

    Hi there, I’ve just started writing my own blog and marketing, I went to University and came out with a degree that I will never use going for a job I never wanted, so I stumbles into the film construction industry to get some money in, not realy what I’m looking for when it comes to work but it’s money. When I was at school when taking my GCSE’s I was told I was dyslexic, teachers thought I was just slow when they found out it was too late for the tests, but I was not going to let this stop me and got an education. Whats funny is even though my spelling is darn awful and grammar is much to be desired few months ago I started writing a book, Why? It something I never done before and I have so much imagination that I want to get in down on paper… so I tried a short book that when it comes back from getting checked out will be selling in on amazon. I will let you know when I have it up and running in my blog so please keep an eye out and give me some feedback on it. Positive and negative please be truthful. At the moment on the blog I’m just marketing somethings to get some rep and a little cash flowing.
    Have a look and see what you think comments are always welcome.