There is an interesting discussion about “Career Blogging” going on through the lawyer, librarian, strategist, and other blogs. If I’m not mistaken, it started with web strategist (!) Jeremiah Owyang’s post on Career Blogging. I picked it up here with Jason Eiseman (the Content Librarian), traveled the links, and eventually landed on attorney Kevin O’Keefe’s Real Lawyers Have Blogs blawg, who started me thinking about how lawyers (and law librarians) teach other lawyers to blog.
You do have to begin with a discussion of those key questions: Why blog? and What are you trying to do in the short and long run? and of course, the toughest one, Does it have legs, and do you? That is, can you, do you even want to, keep the blog going day after day, year after year? (Gives you new and great respect, doesn’t it, for cartoonists who crank those panels out for year after year.)
When all else is said and done, we blog for our readers, who weave through the links sometimes with grace, sometimes with angst, and always with curiosity.