For better or worse, I have been sampling blogs on a daily basis now for several years. It has been a hell of a lot of fun to watch how tech blogs have grown more sophisticated. This includes a better awareness of how to network around information exchange and monetize this, and how to differentiate blogs from other media sources in content and style.
I also follow legal blogs. This is more like watching grass grow. Lawyers, it seems, are a bit further away from the notion that sharing information builds a market for more sophisticated uses and more broad client networking.
At least, it seems that law blogs are further developed than … accounting blogs and surgical blogs.
Here is a nice exception in a single post from Giga — Gene Landy offers some practical legal advice for tech start ups. Nice! More often, blog posts on legal issues are more like this one from Tech Crunch. The non-legal part is fun, but the legal content is ho hum. BORING. At least this is better than the legal content that one can find in WSJ Law Blog — a gosspiy rag trying to get lawyers to read about themselves. And of course, there are the pontification forums designed for experts to show off their “expertise” (e.g. Balkanization).
More seriously, it would be nice to see more interesting law blogs. And they are?
FOLLOW - EU Law Blog is a favorite of mine because it does track and share. But its focus is broad, and it does not generate community or lead discussion. Still it is a nice product.