As you may or may not know, my webcomic The Illustrated Guide to Law is an offshoot of my old law blog The Criminal Lawyer. The old blawgosphere was great, because it was this huge ongoing conversation—lawyers around the country interacting every day, more or less thoughtfully, through their own posts and their comments on each others’ posts. But over the past several years, the law blogs seem to have died away. The conversation didn’t die; it simply migrated to places like Twitter, and fewer and fewer people felt the need to keep drafting blog posts and engaging on numerous sites. There are still some excellent holdouts, and some old blawgs morphed into bigger and better things, but most of the blawgs petered out—mine included.
But that doesn’t mean I ran out of things to say! If anything, I have more to say than ever before. A lot of these topics are sorta-kinda related to the comic, but they just don’t fit. So I’m restarting my blogging here! Welcome to Asides, Extras, and Appurtenances, a place for all those extra words, digressions, off-topic reader questions, ideas, daydreams, and shenanigans.
I’ve imported what I could from The Criminal Lawyer. Because hey, why not? And perhaps readers of my comic might be interested in some of the old musings. Or they might need help falling asleep. Anyway, it’s mostly all there, and the comments are always open.
So feel free to check in now and then to see what nonsense I’ve come up with this time. And as always: comments, questions, and criticisms will be more than welcome!
Let’s get to it!