My blog is a year old! (A year and a day actually.) As I wrote in my 100th post, “[o]n the whole, I would rate this blogging adventure as a time-consuming success.” Despite occasional periods of delinquency, I’ve produced just over 200 posts during that time. If I worked on my dissertation at this pace, I’d be done already. Of course I don’t, because it’s not nearly as much fun.
And a big part of the fun, of course, are you, the readers. It’s nice to know that one is read, and read by all sorts of people―not only fellow academics (not that I have anything against my readers who are!), but also people who actually practice law, and those who are not lawyers at all.
Another part of the fun has been organizing my thoughts, and exploring topics I would probably not have ventured into but for the blogging (in particular, the interaction of law and technological change). No papers have yet come out of the blog, but I have plans for two or three. (It’s easy to have plans of course…) If any of them materializes, there will be a more tangible benefit to show for all the time spent here, but that wasn’t, and isn’t, the main purpose.
I suppose it would be de rigueur to talk about plans for the next year here, but I hardly have any. I will do my best to keep at least my current pace, and will try to make sure that the second year is no worse than the first. If you’ve enjoyed it so far, please keep coming back, and tell your friends!