PrawfsBlawg recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, and Concurring Opinions its six-month anniversary. Because this blog was started as an experiment, I suppose it’s not too weird to point out that today marks the beginning of the second month of this blog.
So far, so good, I think. I enjoy writing for the solo blog, as I have more control over style and management. On the other hand, I feel a bit more pressure to put up new content every day compared to group-blogging at the Volokh Conspiracy. Approving comments is also a bit of a chore, although I think the comment threads have been terrific (thanks to your comments more than my editing). See for example, the comments to this post on the cert pool, or this post on practicing criminal law, or this post on judicial activism. Screening leads to delay and can take a while on my end, but it seems to draw out some really terrific content from readers.
I’d be interested in reader feedback of whether you find the new blog worthwhile. I’ll ask for the same at the VC, I think, to minimize the self-selection problem. My traffic has been about 10% of the VC’s; right now I’m in the same traffic range as lots of other active legal blogs, like Prawfs and CO and Balkinization. It’s hard to tell who the readers are, though (hi Mom!), or whether readers find this blog more meaningful than roughly similar posts that I could be posting at the VC.
Anyway, comments welcome, either for publication or just for me. And thanks for visiting.