My frequent refrain when people criticize our choice of topics on CAAFlog is that if you don’t like our choices, start your own blog. To that end I offer this constructive advice from former Drug and Device Law blogger Mark Herrmann, courtesy of the ABA’s Litigation magazine. This piece of wisdom should resonate with our fair leader:
Blogging is addictive. You can watch readers post comments on your blog, reacting to a new post within minutes of its publication. Google Analytics gives nearly instantaneous feedback on the broader results of your work. If you publish a post that attracts attention, you see an immediate surge in traffic to your blog. . . . The immediacy of reactions on the Web, and your ability to monitor and influence those reactions in real time, can become addictive. . . . People with compulsive personalities should not launch blogs.