Blogger A Day Call: Hello is Andrew there?
This happens to me often. One day I’ll see a new person at a blog and then . . . I see that person again, . . . and again, three or four times in the same week. Other folks seem to know him. They seem to know him well, in fact. I feel like the only on the planet who’s never met him. Then for some reason, our paths officially cross. Then I find out why the guy has so many friends.
Within minutes of when our conversation started, Andrew told me he was supposed to be studying for a law school final, but he was totally relaxed. That idea propelled our conversation into a dicussion of blogging, lawyering, and getting a job. We talked about his blog and how he might get folks to comment more on it. I told him how this blog broke the comment barrier. He was kind enough to listen as I rattled on and on.
Andrew mentioned a friend of his who blogs anonymously. As a reason, he said his friend, only offered the idea that a future employer might not approve. We discussed the thinking behind that. We didn’t land on much hard wisdom there.
Andrew mentioned how the non-profit, public interest organization where he’ll be working was quite impressed on his interview to find out that he blogged. He said they greeted the fact with excitement that he knew technology. I said that I bought my son the URL for his name so that he could control what came up first about him when someone Googled to find out who he is.
I asked Andrew what sort of blogs he reads. He said that he doesn’t have really one. I said that I don’t either. Andrew said that most that he got to weren’t legal blogs. He said he tried, but they just don’t have something. Then he found and shared some stunning examples with me — examples that looked insular and ivory tower of the “publish or perish” brand. We thought they had their place and wished them well, but they weren’t for bloggers like us.
In his undergratuate work, Andrew became a programmer, that was what led to his blogging bug and is part of why he blogs so well. Andrew wanted to know more about what was happening with this techology. He said he’d never want his blog to be pure legal in content. His interests are wider than that. I heard a guy who likes to use all of his skills in meeting challenges and who wants to see how blogs might be used in law work.
Then there’s Andrew the programmer who meets Andrew the blogger. He told me how he started checking how to drive traffic almost immediately. Then he was working with adsense to see whether he could pay for his hosting. Andrew said he was surprised to see was earning more than that.
In every conversation blogging, school, and topic the theme was the same: Andrew liked finding the challenge and answering it. I had to point that out to Andrew. He didn’t disagree. He’s going to make a great lawyer. He’s a great guy too.
I’d like to talk to him again — now I know he has so many friends. He’s just that easy to be with.
B.A.D. Blogger Quote
I’m impressed how fast my blog has grown, how many people read blogs . . . all of these random people reading, learning.”
. — Andrew Flusche
Stop by Andrew’s Blog, Legal Andrew, and say hi!
Thanks, Andrew, you B.A.D. Blogger!
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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