Last year, Mark Bennett offered a brief reminder that his Defending People blog was "Not The Happysphere": If you are a blogging lawyer, and you want to be read by other bloggers, know that being read by other bloggers includes being taken to task publicly when you write something dumb or silly or ill-considered or even just vapid. Others reinforced that point. Scott Greenfield wrote on Simple Justice that new bloggers looking to him to provide them with undeserved attention and recognition have come to the wrong place. I'm not your Daddy. I'm not here to support your marketing effort or overlook some insipid position, offered for self-aggrandizement at the expense of accuracy. ... You come begging for attention, and then explode when it doesn't coordinate with your self-promotional efforts? Who the hell promised you that the blawgosphere was here to help you get business? ... You want the respect of your peers? Earn it, just like everyone else. Brian Tannebaum subsequently observed on My Law License that the Happysphere is populated not only by bloggers, but by other "social media rock stars" who have no jobs, no income, huge debt, and nothing more than a web presence and a...

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