Mar 18, 2010

More on Whether to Scrap my Blog

2 Comments · Posted by Robert Ambrogi in General

My musings and those of Venkat Balasubramani over whether to shut down our blogs and start afresh with new ones garnered some attention from other legal bloggers, among them Bruce Carton today at Legal Blog Watch, Colin Samuels at Infamy or Praise, Kevin O’Keefe at Real Lawyers Have Blogs, and Ron Coleman at Likelihood of Confusion. Coincidentally, Coleman just faced a similar issue and decided to shut down one of his two blogs and focus on the other.

I also received a number of comments on my earlier post and a good number of thoughtful, helpful and kind e-mails.

I have not made a final decision, but I think Kevin made a lot of sense when he said not to focus on the name of the blog, but on the content and what you do with it. Were I to do it over again, I might choose another name. But having lived with this one for eight years, I might just stick with it.

I probably will shut down my second blog, Media Law. I may import its posts over to here or I may just leave it as is, with no further updates.

As for blogging platform, I do not intend to stay with Blogger. Instead, I will probably move to WordPress. I have used it elsewhere and really like it. The one feature of Blogger I will most miss is BlogThis!, a pop-up window that lets you grab the URL of and content from a Web page and compose your post. (Perhaps other platforms have this?)

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to write or comment. Your input has been very helpful to me.

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  • Kirk · March 19, 2010 at 11:28 am

    WordPress is an excellent CMS choice, and its Blogger import feature should help with your content migration. If you decide to use WordPress, you may want to consider cPanel based hosting. With cPanel, site backups are very easy to make.

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  • Nick Moline · March 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Just so you know, WordPress actually has the same post from a bookmarklet feature you are worried about missing.

    They call it "Press This", and it works just the same as BlogThis! does for Blogger.

    Here is the Codex link on wordpress' site.

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