The Launch

April 26, 2010

Jay Fleischman, a legal consultant, said this recently in an article about online marketing:

Online legal marketing efforts typically consist of a thin website or a blog that collects dust. You’re all fired up about “getting online,” that you forget one critical point – if you’re using your website as a brochure filled with platitudes and hollow verbiage then why would someone ever consider hiring you?

Jay captured my thought perfectly and for this reason I am launching a website today that will be different. I am an attorney and I practice law, but this will not be standard legal website. Instead, my goal is to post interesting content that adds value to the lives of the people who visit the site.

There will be legal content, but presented in a little different way- through video, audio (both audio files and a podcast). Also, if it’s interesting in technology, I will probably talk about it.  So, I plan to make regular posts (TechTipTuesday and FreeStyleFriday) as well as random reviews, comments and tips.

To keep up with the theme of doing things a bit differently, I am going to start with a giveaway:  an Apple iPad.  Check out the details here and get signed up for the random (and nearly painless) drawing.

Shawn Roberts

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I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. I tend to focus on estate planning and business issues. I make a living as an attorney working for Resolution Legal Group in Oklahoma City. I am husband to Amy and the father of Sam and David. We live exactly in the path where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."

10 responses to The Launch

  1. Nice videos, check this one out @ Benny Cassette!

  2. Awesome post, hey I stumbled on to this article while searching the web for random downloads. Thanks for sharing I’ll email my friends about this too.

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  4. Hi, colleague! I like your blog, it’s so interesting! I think it’s pretty popular, isn’t it? I would like to invite you to my favorite Pay-Per-Click system, I believe you can earn with your blog a lot here. My crazy russian friend earns $3.000 per day here! Look, it doesn’t obligate you to anything http://klikvip.com/landings/en/landing2/index.php?aff=35357

  5. Hi Shawn!

    Great site! Now we can see what your business is doing. I will be able to get some good sound law advice via the internet which is nice. We use the internet for almost everything these days. Nice job!

    Becky

  6. Shawn,

    Like the overall look of your site, font, color ect. I am registered and was able to log in. You are getting some great feedback from all the comments I saw. Your off to a great start. Well done.

    Dad

  7. Shawn, I think you are on the right track. Since you specialize in legal work for small business, the best way to communicate with your clients and prospects is to periodically send words of wisdom to small business people along with reminders of important dates. Todd

    PS: take a look at http://www.toddwardphotographer.com

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