Today is the last day to nominate your favorite blog for the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100, which is the ABA Journal’s annual list of the most interesting legal blogs. Last year, only a handful of tax-related blogs made the list, and no ERISA-related blogs made the list, which is interesting when you consider that everyone contributing to the blawgs on the list, or nominating the blawgs on the list, or reading the blawgs on the list, all probably interact with ERISA on a more regular basis then they interact with divorce law or criminal law, which seem to dominate the list every year (think 401(k) plans, IRAs, QDROs, disability benefits, health care coverage, and/or the Affordable Care Act).
If you are thinking of nominating a blog, there are a number of terrific ERISA-related blogs. The ABA Journal just asks that you consider these factors when nominating a blog:
- 1. They are primarily interested in blawgs (law-related blogs) in which the author is recognizable as someone working in a legal field or studying law in the vast majority of his or her posts;
- 2. The blawg should be written with an audience of legal professionals or law students – rather than potential clients or potential law students – in mind;
- 3. The majority of the blawg’s content should be unique to the blawg and not cross-posted or cut and pasted from other publications; and
- 4. They are not interested in blawgs that more or less exist to promote the author’s products and services.
Nominating a blawg involves filling out a short form which includes a few sentences about why you like the blog. To nominate a blog, you can access the form here.
If you need a little help pondering a list of ERISA-related blogs before deciding who to nominate, Justia maintains a list of ERISA-related blogs.