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What is a Blawg?

October 8th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Almost everyone know what is a blog. However, have you heard of Blawg?

If you key in “Blawg” and make a search in Google, you will find a site named blawg.com rank at the top. Blawg.com is a place for you to submit law blog for free. So what really a “Blawg” is?

Definition 

Based on the most popular wikipedia.org, a “Blawg” is:

A blog focusing on commentary about the law, generally written by a law professor, law student, or lawyer. A portmanteau of “law” and “blog“.”

Based on the definition given in Blawg Republic, a “Blawg” is:

a weblog dedicated to law-related issues, or the issues of people in the legal profession, or both.”

In short, a “Blawg” is a blog contains law related issues from laws, people to technology aspect. An alternative name for “blawg” is “law blog” or “legal blog”.

With the definition provided herein, do you think LawEddie.com is a blawg? haha!

History of Blawg

Blawg or rather blawg.com is started by Bill Gratsch in December 2002. At that point of time, with an idea of creating a law blog directory, he only found 57 law blogs. However, as at today, based on the statistic stated in Blawg’s Home page, there were 1,773 blogs and 211,379 active post.

Today, it seems like blawg.com is equal to blawg/law blog as if ebay equal to online auction.

I believe the amount of blawg in blawg.com will increase tremendously very soon… 

Some useful blawg sites:

BLAWGCAST site like, www.Blawgcast.com is a place to browse for law-related podcast.

www.BlawgRepublic.com is a search engine for law blogs.

www.BlawgReview.blogspot.com is a site full with review of blawg.

All these sites contain rich range of law blog directory.

So, if you are a big fan of blawg, do check out these sites.

Tags: Blawg

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gerri // Oct 10, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    I had never heard of blawg.com before. Thanks for the links, these will come in handy!

  • 2 Eddie Law // Oct 10, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    Hi Gerri,

    Thanks for your kind comments. You have many cool sites, you are a great blogger!

  • 3 宝茹 // Dec 20, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    Blawg sounds so blah…hehehehe. But that’s a cool term! First time I’ve heard of it!

  • 4 Eddie Law // Dec 25, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Hi Bao Ru,

    Thanks for dropping by. I am always so happy when I know someone learns something from my blog. You make my day!

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