I just ran across an interesting post on Real Lawyers Have Blogs that suggests law firms should use RSS to include content from their employee's blogs on the firm's main site. While this idea is interesting, I wonder what ramifications it might have.
I am an aspiring law student, hoping to make it into a big firm one day, but I'm not sure I would want the firm to include my blog on their site. In fact, I'm not sure that I want the firm to even know about my blog. Although, they will obviously find it, if it is even remotely successful.
There seems to be a lot of disagreement about whether a blog helps or hurts your career. I suppose that, done well and professionally, it could only do good things for you. I imagine that the people that get fired for their blog writings usually do something, such as satirize their boss or probably even worse things.
I know one thing for sure. If I don't quite writing blog posts and start studying for finals, I won't be landing that firm job I'm hoping for. I suppose this is another way blogging could hurt your career.
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