According to AVVO which ranks the popularity of law blogs, Cruise Law News (CLN) is currently the 9th most popular law blog in the U.S. You can read the list (updated daily) here. The list does not pretend to be a compilation of the "best" blogs. It is based primarily on the number of readers and the number of pages read for each blog, if I understand correctly how AVVO works.
Of the eight blogs ahead of CLN, four of the blogs are written by law professors (Legal Insurrection, Althouse, Law Professors Blog Network, and the Volokh Conspiracy). Three other blogs are commercial (accepting advertising) types (Lawyernomics, Above the Law, and Lawyerist). There is only one blog ahead of us which is written by a lawyer who actually practices law full time, China Blog, which is authored by Seattle attorney Dan Harris.
That makes our blog the most widely read blog about our practice areas – cruise law and maritime personal injury law – in the U.S. Around 300,000 pages of CLN are read a month. We expect at the end of this year there to be well over 3,000,000 pages of CLN read just this year alone.
Our Cruise Law News facebook page is the most popular facebook page for a lawyer and our Twitter feed is also popular.
Being a widely read blog is admittedly a goal of CLN. The purpose of our blog is to educate the public about "everything cruise lines don’t want you to know." There are a lot of problems, like sexual assault of women, molestation of children, and abuse of crew members, that cruise lines try and keep secret.
Thanks for reading our blog, and thanks for sending us tips about things that happen on cruise ships which the Carnivals and Royal Caribbeans prefer the public not to know.
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