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Blogging Tips for Lawyers

Blogging tips for lawyers

Follow these tips and you'll always have something better to say than this!

Blogging is an easy way to attract more attention to your website. Lawyers’ blogs can be extremely popular and informative if published correctly. There are several things you can do to increase your law blogs’ popularity.

Not publishing consistently is one of the most common mistakes made by bloggers. Readers want to see consistent posts. If you let too much time pass in-between posts readers may think you’ve abandoned your blog. Worse yet, if your blog is linked to your website potential customers may assume your website is also out of date, rendering all of your valuable information useless.

Another common mistake bloggers can make is lack of professionalism in posts. Readers don’t want a lawyer that can’t produce a professional blog. If you want to write about something personal or anything you’re opinionated about, keep a blog separate from your firms’. Keeping a personal blog anonymous may also be a good idea. Your legal blog should only contain objective and helpful information.

Bringing community affairs into your blog is a great way to invite locals to visit your blog. Post information related to the legal issues surrounding top news in your community and readers will be flocking to your blog to keep up to date on current affairs. Just be sure to keep it objective and stick to the facts. Don’t let your opinions or emotions override your good judgment when writing, and responding to, posts.

If readers can’t understand what you’ve written they won’t be in a big hurry to visit again. While legal terms may be second nature to you, they’ll easily leave your readers confused and stressed out. Thoroughly explaining any legal jargon and using simple terms when possible will help your readers understand the topic at hand.

Using some common sense and following these simple tips will help you to use your blog to your firms’ advantage. Thinking before you post could easily mean the difference between a few sporadic page views and hundreds of loyal, weekly readers.

Comment on blogs for personal branding

Commenting on industry blogs can be a great networking solution to help draw attention to your business and to develop your personal brand. You can share knowledge, solutions, or just helpful hints with the blog’s audience (and your potential clients!). Often, comments lead to them turning to you next time they have a problem. Follow these simple rules for commenting on industry blogs.

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WordPress plugins we use and why

WordPress provides many different options when it comes to plugins. It sometimes seems that you could probably find a plugin for just about anything. Utilizing WordPress plugins can drastically help to increase your blogs’ functionality, appearance, or purpose.

Here are some of the plugins we use on this website:

  • All in One SEO is a great plugin that will help people to find your blog. This plugin will automatically optimize your WordPress blog for enhanced search engine functionality. It will allow you to edit the title, meta description, and meta tags for each blog post you publish. By default, WordPress will use your blog tagline as your meta description and keywords and will not allow you to edit the information. With All in One SEO, you can edit however you like and decide what’s important and what’s not.
  • Backupbuddy is an all-in-one solution for backups, restoration, and migration. Using backupbuddy is a great way to protect your WordPress blog in case of a catastrophic emergency. Backupbuddy is simple to use and will help to protect you against lost data.
  • Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form will support CAPTCHA to prevent spammers from taking advantage of your contact form. Contact Form 7 will support a variety of different languages. It’s basically just another contact form, simple yet flexible.
  • WPtouch will allow you to create stunning mobile and iPad versions of your website to share with the world. This plugin will allow you to easily set up a rich mobile theme for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Palm OS and Samsun touch mobile visitors. The theme will be completely independent of your desktop theme and will be available solely for your mobile users. WPtouch is a great plugin to allow you to branch out and cater your WordPress blog toward mobile users while still keeping your focus on what’s important, your business.

Regardless of how well you maintain your site and how great a hosting company you use, there will be a time when you need to go back to a previous version of your site. And woe is the webmaster who doesn’t have a backup when they need it. Luckily, WordPress makes backups fairly easy. There are many options available, here’s a shortlist of the best.

My Two Favorite WordPress Plugins

WordPress provides many different options when it comes to plugins (a plugin extends the functionality of the WordPress platform). Although not reality, it sure does seem like you can find a plugin for just about anything. Using WordPress plugins drastically increase your blogs’ functionality, appearance, or purpose.

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