A New Day, a New Year and a New Blawg materialises… The Time Blawg [The past, present and future practice of law], brought to you by Brian Inkster.
My interest in blogging has grown from my use of Twitter [@BrianInkster] which brought to my attention the many great blogs that are out there. I have already done a bit of blogging at Inksters News and at the Inksters Give Blog but neither of those platforms is the right vehicle to express my views on the past, present and future practice of law. I am now regularly asked to contribute articles and news items or provide talks on the use of IT, social media and marketing by lawyers. There appeared to be a need for a Blawg to supplement this activity. So here it is. Oh… I also needed an appropriate Blawg on which to put the Spring 2011 edition of the UK Blawg Roundup having agreed some time ago to edit that one.
There are many excellent and well established blogs out there covering the same territory that I will be covering (see my blogroll – and do let me know if there are others I should be adding to it). I hope that The Time Blawg will complement those and enable me to express in more detail views that may arise from reading those blogs. I do, however, have a day job to do at Inksters so my posts on here may be occasional rather than regular. Having said that I did manage 96 posts at the Inksters Give Blog in little over a year.
Why The Time Blawg?
I know there may be a Dr Who reference going on with the blog name and the image of the Police Box. However, unlike my friend and fellow blogger, Tessa Shepperson, I am not a Whovian – although I do of course like to watch Dr Who when I can. So don’t expect clever references to Dr Who to creep into my blog posts or blog titles – although they may (like this particular post) do so on occasion!
Whilst there will be an emphasis in this blog on the present and future practice of law you sometimes have to glance back at the past to see/appreciate the future. The Time Blawg (like a TARDIS) will help us do just that. The Police Box does of course reference the law and I just happened to have some photos of the Police Box in Buchanan Street, Glasgow taken for use on Inksters’ websites. So it all seemed to fit.
I look forward to posting on The Time Blawg in 2011 and beyond, inviting guest bloggers, receiving comments and encouraging debate at a time when the legal profession is going through many changes. Do let me know what you would like to see on The Time Blawg and I will try to oblige. … and do also follow The Time Blawg on Twitter.