Some blogs listed over the years are still thriving after a decade or more, while others went dark long ago. Go beyond our annual lists to search thousands of blogs by specialty and location in the ABA Journal Blawg Directory.
In 2012, we introduced our inaugural Blawg Hall of Fame class. These are blawgs that we’ve decided will always be among our favorites and so deserve their own listing that we add to each year. The list of best blogs has grown to 60, with five new additions for 2018.
The Web 100 is compiled by ABA Journal staff and legal professionals we invite to help us in our selection process, and is largely a favorites list. We ask for nominations from our readers through the Web 100 Amici process. Most successful nominees are regularly updated, with original content, opinion and/or analysis. Blogs, podcasts and social media also are on our radar because they tip off the Journal staff to news, or the posts themselves are worthy of coverage.
This isn’t a contest with entries and entry fees. But you can submit entries to the Blawg Directory. In 2009, we instituted a Blawg Amici aspect to the selection process. Once a year we take friend-of-the-blawg briefs—short testimonials from fans.
Yes. Web 100 badges and a sample press release are available.
The Blawg 100 had a voting component until 2015, but each selection is worthy of distinction.
A combination of factors made the project obsolete and unsustainable. Our staff and budget are smaller and we can no longer keep the Blawg Directory up to date; we have only six print issues a year instead of 12; and the ability of search engines to highlight quality legal blogs is exponentially better than when we first started compiling the best of the Blawgosphere in 2007. After more than 10 years, we felt it was time to move on. But we have preserved our previous lists for your perusal.
Updated in June 2021 to explain the closure of the Blawg Directory and completion of the Web 100 project.