Slogging through Blogging

OK, that’s a litte bit of an overstatement. But Mark Hermann, a partner in my erstwhile employer, Jones Day, has this article in the National Law Journal about lessons learned during his first year of co-blogging at Drug & Device Law blog, and the first of those is that blogging is hard work:

First, blogging — or, at a minimum, blogging about substantive legal issues — is hard. Perhaps it’s easy to host a blog that simply pokes fun at current events by commenting on, and linking to, the news of the day. I wouldn’t know; I’ve never done that.

Amen and amen!

He follows the article up with this post at his blog describing reaction to the article. I recommend that anyone considering a blog check out both the article and the follow-up post.