For the past six months, I have been tracking the popularity of my blog Cruise Law News (CLN) on Avvo / Alexa Top Legal Blogs. When I first started looking at the rankings, CLN was the 55th most popular law blog. Today, CLN cracked Avvo’s list of the top ten (10) most popular law blogs.
I started blogging in mid-September last year after joining the LexBlog family. LexBlog’s CEO and blog guru Kevin O’Keefe counseled me not to be narcissist and get caught up in popularity contests like this.
Instead, O’Keefe told me that the mark of an effective blog is not rankings, but the influence the blog has on key players in your area of the law – like the media, top bloggers, and strategic decision makers.
In the last ten days, CLN has been cited in the national and international media, both old school media and hip bloggers, like the LA Times, the U.K’s Mirror, Wall Street Journal Blog, National Public Radio (NPR), USA Today, Gadling, FOX Business, Slate Magazine, the Courier Post, South Florida Business Journal, and the ABA Journal.
O’Keefe was right of course about the importance of being a connected influencer, but I can’t help being narcissist enough to enjoy being on someone’s top 10 list.
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