Re: Just how good are those Blawgs?

———————————————————–

New Message on DCBA LPM Committee

———————————————————–
From: Bluegil4
Message 2 in Discussion

One vehicle of information vs thousands with personal pages.
OPINION: what more of a common thread does one need in addressing this (Legal) vertical market. The highlight of one’s effort within this sector is being published. Having the creditials of a vehicle respected by its peers.
With the advent of blogs “approval” by your peers is irrelavent. Opposing opinions to any argument now has no safe guards. Anyone can be heard, even if you don’t agree with the stance taken. Mr Kennedy leans to apply one source may be better than others, his of course. Which he is intitled too believe, unless this is the premise to an underlining campaign.
The failure I see in all of this is the inability to take and address these issues “Outside” the closed doors of the Legal community. To market your ideas or business practice with out reaching new subscribers is narrow thinking. Lawyers selling to Lawyers. We all can see that path has no future and bears the current reflection to the state of most firms today. Where are your new customers coming from? Referrals are great but if that is your only vehicle your forecasts of business growth has to be tanted.
Web sites have the problem of being Institutional. Straight forward, bland cut and paste nothing Pro-Active. Granted I agree most clients don’t consider contacting you until after the &^() hits the fan and generally like most businesses you will get the flood of shoppers looking for price vs any quality work. Believe me, we both have that in common. But a blog is no different than an electronic Newsletter. Less the effort of printing and mailing to your customer list. This is the vehicle you should be using too express your character and professional support new clients seek. The added advantage is instant feedback. Pro-Active action grabs the attention of forward thinking clients, trust me they are the best ones too have.
Legal sector with relation too blogs is really no different than most vertical sectors of professionals they tend to “stay within themselfs”. When one takes advantage of the true beauty of this and reachs outside too the market place, than one can evaluate the results properly. Acknowledgment from your peers or new paying customers? I can only speak for myself in this, CASH has more value than your Opinion of me.
John Feeney

———————————————————–

To stop getting this e-mail, or change how often it arrives, go to your E-mail Settings.
http://groups.msn.com/DCBALPMCommittee/_emailsettings.msnw

Need help? If you’ve forgotten your password, please go to Passport Member Services.
http://groups.msn.com/_passportredir.msnw?ppmprop=help

For other questions or feedback, go to our Contact Us page.
http://groups.msn.com/contact

If you do not want to receive future e-mail from this MSN group, or if you received this message by mistake, please click the “Remove” link below. On the pre-addressed e-mail message that opens, simply click “Send”. Your e-mail address will be deleted from this group’s mailing list.
mailto:DCBALPMCommittee-remove@groups.msn.com

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s