His top ten, in no particular order:
What makes a good blog? The blogger has to be consistent, posting at least weekly. (Some at lawblogs.ca haven’t posted since 2005, but a few post more than once a day.) The writing has to be lively and the site well designed — admittedly subjective measures. Posts should not be dissertations — a common failing among some Canadian blawgers — and the blog should be focused. If it’s about family law, don’t tell us about your vacation.
Finally, most blogs should engage readers and foster discussion. It must be easy to post and read comments. A few Canadian blawgers inexplicably don’t accept comments.
When dipping into a new blawg, I count comments. The more there are, I figure, the more people are reading — a sure sign of a blawg worth reading — and the greater the chances of lively exchanges. That being said, absence of comments, as we’ll see, doesn’t necessarily mean a dull or worthless blog.
LAW FIRM WEB STRATEGY
THE BIZOP NEWS
TORONTO ESTATE LAW BLOG
LAW IS COOL
RULE OF LAW
Mr. Blackwell's critique of Rule of Law:
The writing is a little too earnest and workmanlike to draw a huge readership — comments are sparse — but the content appears solid, and the site, created in Google’s Blogger, is attractive.
Now I know what it would feel like if I had an editor!
[I have corrected Mr. Blackwell's name, which I had as "Kirbyson" when I first posted. Perhaps I do need an editor.]