A YEAR DOWN THE ROAD

June 14, 2011 § 8 Comments

It was exactly one year ago today that I started this blog.

My hopes then were the same as they are now:  that I could provide a way to communicate with lawyers about the way we do business in this district as well as how to do better chancery practice.

I have heard from lawyers throughout the state that they are reading this blog regularly and deriving some benefit and enjoyment.  I have heard it from lawyers on the coast, in the Delta, Jackson area, Tupelo, Southaven, Vicksburg, Hattiesburg, both M.C. and Ole Miss law schools, other judges, and even from other states.  A few lawyers in our district actually read it from time to time.  Good. I’m glad to be of help.

We get between 250 and 350 views on the average Monday through Friday; occasionally something will catch readers’ attention or another blog will point out a post, and the views will spike over 500. Readers drop down to about 100 each on Saturday and Sunday.  Those are not big numbers for some blogs, but considering the limited scope we work with here, and the narrow focus, I consider that pretty good.  I’ll keep it up as long as it continues to be a helpful resource.

I’m looking at changing the appearance of the site to make it more visually appealing, although I favor lack of clutter and minimal frills.

I still encourage your comments.  Just because I interpret something in a particular way does not end the debate.  Lawyers in my district will tell you that I am open to differing opinions without taking umbrage.  Don’t be afraid to take issue with my stand. You might not persuade me, but there’s no penalty for civil disagreement.

As always, if you have an offering to publish, or an idea for a post, or a suggestion, send it on via email.

Thanks for letting me be of service this past 365 days.

§ 8 Responses to A YEAR DOWN THE ROAD

  • unknown judge says:

    Great blog. Congratulations on your first year. Anderson is right. We are intimidated.

  • Thank you so much for your informative blog. I’ve been a legal secretary since the mid-70s, and your blog is a great help to me in keeping up with the changes in the law and legal forms. Here’s to many more years of blogging! V Childers

  • Larry says:

    Thanks, everybody! Your kind words mean a lot to me.

  • randywallace says:

    Congrats on the first year! This blog is on my short list for daily reading. Keep up the good work.

  • David McCarty says:

    Judge, while I very rarely practice in chancery court, I do handle chancery matters on appeal. I have also recommended the blog to my students in Pretrial Practice at MCSOL. There is a wealth of real information here that’s clear and accessible. Thanks for the continuing work and congratulations on a year!

  • Lindsay says:

    Congratulations on a successful first year! This is an excellent blog and extremely helpful to Chancery practioners. Thank you for your insight.

  • Anderson says:

    Congrats indeed! This is such a great tool for communication between bench and bar — I only wish more judges followed suit. But this blog sets such a high standard, you may be intimidating them! 😉

    (Blog already looks great, btw. Trust your instinct not to tart it up.)

  • Congratulations on a year of excellent blogging.

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