For any of my readers who care – I am redisgning this blog. Why? Because business is a little slow and I didn’t like how it looked.
Warning: designing and redesigning the way a blog looks has very little bearing on starting a law firm.
Don’t fall into the trap of making things look pretty all the time. I certainly have. I am a bit of a perfectionist and when my website(s) doesn’t look good, I don’t feel good. Thus, the change.
Yes, business has been slow the last couple weeks. I started off gang-busters but I’ve hit a bit of a lull. One of the most interesting (annoying?) things about starting a law practice (or any business) is keeping priorities straight. When do I blog? How do I advertise? When do I get work done? How do I answer the phone and market myself?
When you start a firm, there is nobody else there but you. (Unless, of course, you can afford a paralegal or some help). Since I am by myself, I do ALL of the work. It is tough, but it is fun. I’ll try to keep readers informed about what I have been doing. I need to have an outlet to keep my thoughts straight. The one thing I have realized is that you have to be diligent about creating a plan and sticking to it. More on that later.
Creating law firm websites and blogging
I’ve also posted about creating law firm websites in the past. I’ve gotten a lot of hits on those posts. I’ve also offered to help people with building a website if they are interested. However, nobody ever takes me up on it. Sad. Maybe nobody thinks my website as an Apple Valley MN lawyer is very good. I like it, but who knows.
Anyway, feel free to comment about the new look or ask questions. I love comments. Alas, nobody ever gives them.