Saturday, August 22, 2009

Renewed resolve to continue this blog: your welcome comments, inspiration from Groucho and ... Google Analytics

Your thoughtful comments and kind encouragement have quickly helped resolve my lingering doubt about whether my blog was needed. You have identified important uses and benefits that I did not anticipate. I am gratified to learn that non-attorneys read my posts. Thank you for renewing my commitment to a service you consider worthwhile.

Whenever inspiration wanes, I turn to Groucho. Here are lines from "Duck Soup":

Ambassador Trentino: I am willing to do anything to prevent this war.
Rufus T. Firefly: It's too late. I've already paid a month's rent on the battlefield.

I often struggle to balance the demands of blogging and other personal priorities. But I see that it's too late to give up now. And I have just learned that Google Analytics allows me to monitor "visits," a rough gauge of potential reader interest.

So I have decided to continue, but I need your help. First, please feel welcome to suggest improvements. (If you prefer privacy, you may e-mail me at mginsborg at Second, I am eager to engage the entire community of legal scholars and attorneys who seek a venue for expressing their views. One reader calls this blog a "one-stop" shop. I aim to make it just that. Please feel welcome to invite all interested members of the legal community to contact me about guest blogging. I want all legal views to have a platform here.

I will resume updates as early as tomorrow. In the meantime, have a look at law professor John Culhane's latest post on the "DOMA brief" that the Justice Department filed earlier this week in the Smelt case.

1 comment:

Rick said...

I'm so pleased that you have decided to continue this wonderful blog. As same-sex marriage will be litigated in courts for the next few years, your blog keeps me informed and current with the most comprehensive legal opinions and analysis on the subject. Thanks for being so dedicated. Let’s stay together during this incredible journey to marriage equality.

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