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Always trying to improve this blog …. and envisioning it five years from now

To improve this blog I have tried several new ventures since my last update (See my post of Feb. 20, 2009: a retrospective on the prior year, my fourth as a blogger; and Feb. 26, 2009: firsts for this blog.).

  1. Inserted my first image in a post (See my post of June 14, 2009 #1: process of publishing the image.).

  2. Welcomed more guest authors, such as Robert Unterberger, PJ Thomas, Bruce Heintz and Jeff Kaplan.

  3. Released two more blooks, one on structure and one on talent, with two more in the pipeline.

  4. Created four of what I call a Metapost Plus, as described to the left in the box. For each of these significant topics I have gathered the full text of the posts, organized them, and added some recommendations based on the collection.

  5. Translated descriptions of this blog and my consulting services into seven languages (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish).

  6. Started as series, with “Ten most provocative posts of May 2009,” and spread that post by new and improved methods.

  7. Rethought and renamed my Categories – see the left-hand listing.

  8. Entered into post exchanges with two other leading blogs (See my post of May 23, 2009: Legal IT Professional and Spend Matters.).

  9. Compiled at least 85 more metaposts and five hyperposts (See my post of March 12, 2009: 7 metaposts on choices to bring inside more work other than hiring a lawyer; July 8, 2009: 12 metaposts on software; July 16, 2009: 5 metaposts on law firm marketing; July 19, 2009: 10 metaposts on benchmarks; and July 22, 2009: 18 metaposts on administrative tasks.).

  10. Expanded my blog roll and did a series of posts that recognize and thank those who have referred visitors to LawDepartmentManagementBlog

Today this blog began with 4,623 posts. In five years, how would I like it to have improved at 10,000 posts?

All companies mentioned will have supplemental data presented visually about their revenue, industry and country of largest revenue. Likewise, references to law firms and vendors will show data about the firms. People mentioned will have professional network links. All searches will be with full Boolean capabilities and fuzzy logic. Built in will be a capability for relevance ranking and a neural net function so that when you click on several posts, the software will find others close to that topic.

Well, a blogger can dream, can’t he?

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