Just some general things you might want to know about this blog. Or that I want you to know:
First and foremost, it's anonymous. This was very deliberate. Although I never expose anything of a confidential or a privileged nature, I feel that I must keep the blog anonymous if I want to discuss work at all. And, further, I'm a private kind of person. If the blog wasn't anonymous, I wouldn't have much to say. In fact, I'd almost definitely just take it down. Part of the anonymity is geographical anonymity. I think if you even knew what city I worked in, it might not be hard to figure out who is the blonde public defender in pink suits. Therefore, even if you think you know, I ask you to help me preserve my anonymity. Thank you.
Second, is it true or truthy? Let's go with mostly true. I can assure you I'm not pulling a Frey, but when I feel it is necessary, I will occasionally change identifying details to protect anonymity.
Third, what is the link policy? Eh, it's pretty subjective, but there are two hard and fast rules: (1) If you haven't posted in one month, your link is coming down, and (2) If your blog hasn't been up and running for a month yet, no link yet. This is simply to prevent dead links, and acknowledging that many people start a blog, keep it going for a few days, and then give up.
I'm considering a third rule to eliminate all blogs with pop-up ads. Because pop-up ads annoy me. There's also one particular blog that I love but seems to make my computer crash a lot - I may end up deleting that too.
As for reciprocal linking? Generally, if I notice that someone has linked to me, I bookmark it and try to make a point of reading it for a few weeks so I get an idea of what the blog is about. (Generally, I'm trying to ascertain whether I think your blog will be interesting for me and my readers, since I generally read all of the blogs on my blogroll pretty regularly.) Every few weeks, but sometimes less frequently, I go to blogrolling to delete the links that haven't been updated in over a month and add some of the ones that I've been following for the past few weeks. If you're dying to be linked and feel like you've been overlooked, just send me an email.
Finally, what's up with the spelling? I am, by nature, a bad speller. Blogger's spellcheck sucks. (It doesn't even recognize the word "blog!" How could that be?) Therefore, spelling errors are a fact of life around here. As far as the word "Blonde," no, I did not spell it wrong:
The words blond and blonde come from the French and follow somewhat the French pattern. Blond (without the e) is used to describe males, mixed gender, or uncertain gender. Blonde refers to women or female gender. In modern use, blond is sometimes used for female as well as male, but blonde is preferred for female.And blawg? No, not a misspelling of "blog," but a variation on it:
Blawg, n, a weblog with emphasis on the law or legal related issues and concerns, often maintained by an individual who studies, practices or otherwise works in the legal field.Get it? Like b-law-g? Aren't those law blog types creative?