In steps Walter Olson, of Overlawyered fame, displaying once again why he is a master blogger; Linking directly to someone who criticizes him.
In his July 26th round-up you will find this little note:
- An injury lawyer reads and reacts to my first book, The Litigation Explosion [Alan Crede]
Now most folks don’t know who Alan Crede is, as he is a relative newcomer to the legal blogosphere. But the cite Olson gives is to an exceptional post on the poverty of new ideas in the tort “reform” movement, of which Olson has been a pretty big player for awhile.
But whereas most bloggers would ignore such criticism, or silently fume, Olson links to it, showing the other side of the coin to consider. Crede’s points may be good, or not, but it is for the reader to decide.
Not too shabby. And a damn good lesson for new bloggers trying to understand how the blogosphere works in its many interlocking ways. Good bloggers don’t view the visitor as a one-shot deal, but as a recurring reader. If you write well and provide quality links when deserved, the readers come back. Google made its fortune, its worth noting, by sending people away from its site.