Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to Lawffice Space!

Awww, they grow up so fast don't they? Lawffice Space turns two years old today. Relive old memories with the first post, which continues to serve as my statement of purpose and disclaimer, here. I hope the "terrible twos" aren't too terrible. In fact, I'm looking forward to the coming year.

This blog has been a big part of my social media strategy to learn and connect. OK, I was going for a little bit of exposure too. In any event, now is a good time to reflect on some of the opportunities I've had as a result of my online presence. I went from being a fan of HR Hero to a presenter for one of its audio seminars, Curses, Sued Again: Avoid Legal Pitfalls with Swearing and Bullying. I have been quoted in numerous articles in publications like Business Insurance and LawyersUSA. I have had publishing opportunities, including an article in the ABA's Law Practice Today, Fostering an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Associates. And now (quite literally now, as I rapidly approach a deadline), I am working on a chapter for the upcoming book, HR and Social Media: Practical and Legal Guidance. All of these opportunities arose as a direct result of Lawffice Space and Twitter.

Who knows what the future holds? But when I look back at how far this blog has come over the past two years (OK, it's not exactly at Perez Hilton levels yet), I get motivated to push it even further. Thank you to everyone for reading over the past two years!

Posted by Philip Miles, an attorney with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania in the firm's civil litigation and labor and employment law practice groups.