Top five blogs of the year

By my calculations I’ve written 47 blogs this year and I really appreciate the great response they receive and the valuable feedback. But which blogs have been the most read in 2016?

All can now be revealed – here’s our top five countdown in reverse order (cue DJ chart voice):

Number five

In fifth place and making a late surge up the charts, we have our festive blog:

Tips for the festive season: protecting a professional reputation

There are so many opportunities to share a glass of wine with the people who have made your year worthwhile. But in this blog, as a company specialising in reputation, we counselled some caution – what feels like a good idea three bottles of champagne in may not seem that bright the next morning.

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Number four

You’re so vain, you probably think this submission’s about you… in fourth place and a former number one, we have:

Directories: Just a vanity exercise?

The main directories are so much better than the vanity-publishing alternatives, and no other professional sector has a resource quite like them.  We think the directories – and good write-ups and rankings – do matter. Our blog considered the reasons why.

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Number three

In third place, it’s everyone’s favourite subject again – yep, you’ve guessed it: directories.

Didn’t get the rankings you wanted? What can you learn?

If you did everything you could to get ahead in the Legal 500 or Chambers & Partners tables this year but didn’t get the results that you want, then never fear – there is always next year and in those last few weeks and months ahead of the next deadlines, we thought a few extra tips might help.

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Number two

In at number two and a subject that is obviously very close to all our hearts – it’s total chart domination for those lovely directories!:

Do the directories still matter?

Whatever your view of the legal directories, it’s impossible to ignore their significance and we think they still have an important role to play. Our blog discussed the reasons why.

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Number one

And finally: our Christmas number one and winning the award for our most-read blog of 2016 is… *drum roll, please*:

Should lawyers stop using Twitter?

Obviously we recommend that they don’t quit Twitter (particularly if they’ve taken part in our excellent social media training!) but this blog looked at the perils of getting Twitter very wrong! It concerned a firm of solicitors that found itself in hot water as a result of a series of tweets appearing to celebrate a ‘win’ over a family seeking educational support for their child.

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