Six years. I've been doing this thing for six years now. The first post was May 18, 2009. I just looked up the numbers. When this one is published, I'll have put up 1198. There are another couple of hundred I've started but abandoned for one reason or another.
This is a hobby, not an obligation.
I began when I returned to private practice after 5 years as legal director of the ACLU of Ohio. I figured it would generate business. Quickly, I concluded that I had neither interest nor skill at writing the sorts of things that were likely to generate business. I write this because it gives me satisfaction. Bill Otis says I'm so hyperbolically defense oriented that no fair minded people will read this. That's the pot calling the kettle black, but I'm OK. Bill's welcome to drop by or ignore me as he sees fit. So are you, whoever you might be.
But my business plan. Pfeh. In terms of raw profit, the blog has pretty clearly cost me more than I've made from it. (Fuck you, Rakofsky.) Anyway, I'm out of private practice now, so there's no shot at a profit motive.
And yet I persist.
Thanks for reading.