We are delighted to report that this blog has been selected by the American Bar Association for inclusion in the Blawg 100 for 2012. This is the ABA’s annual listing of what it considers to be the best 100 legal blogs. According to Twitter comment (we have not checked) we are the only blog outside North America to receive the accolade this year.
This year’s list includes some legal blogs that we admire and consult regularly, such as Ken Adam’s Koncision and the China Law Blog, led by Dan Harris, and others that we visit very occasionally, such as Bryan Garner’s Law Prose, and Dennis Crouch’s Patently O. The blog that we consult on a daily basis, IPKat, led by Jeremy Phillips, was selected for the Blawg 100 in 2010 but not this year.
Honorees of the Blawg 100 are entered in a popularity contest, in which the ABA invites members of the public to vote for the blog that they like best. Please consider registering to vote and voting for us here. When voting, find us in the “legal research / writing” category.
IPKat is reported to have said that we are his favourite legal blog (other than his own), noting that we are “pedantic, smug, practical and generally right”.
Ken Adams of Koncision, when proposing our inclusion in the Blawg 100, noted that our “interesting and insightful” blog is leavened with “gently offbeat and self-deprecating humor”.
We are really thrilled (but not, we hope, insanely smug) about winning this award and hope it will help us raise the blog’s profile and increase our international readership. Thank you to everyone who proposed us and to everyone who votes for us!