Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Blog Manifesto.

Why Group 5?

Ask Orson Swindle from EDSBS about the groups of bloggers.

Lawyers. Most post under pseudonyms, but these people make up the rank and file of the blogging world. Why? Because they are bored to tears by their jobs despite being creative, articulate, argumentative, and passionate people. Give a dam an outlet, and it’ll crack mountains into silt. That’s what lawyers are to the blogosphere. None of them live with their mothers, and many make more than the sportswriters who accuse them of living–yes–with Mom. That's me- a member of Group 5.

Unsurprisingly, I'm yet another lawyer blogging. Why? Cause working is making me go mad. I am tired of measuring out my life in 6 minute increments.

What do I do during the day? Well, I work for a small law firm, doing medical malpractice defense and products liability defense. There won't be a lot of detail about what I do, or where, so as to avoid unpleasant doocing.

Why do so many lawyers blog, or hate their jobs? My theory is that those of us who bill by the hour are frustrated because efficiency does nothing for us. Let me put it this way- there are only so many hours in the day. If I finish a particular task earlier than anticipated, I have to find something else to fill its place. I have to account for my 8.5 hours a day, regardless of whether or not I'm functioning particularly well on a given day. So, what do you do with the rest of the time? You blog. Or surf the web, or both. Anything to keep from going mad.

Anyway, that's the manifesto. There'll be more to come, I hope.