Thoughts on construction law from Christopher G. Hill, Virginia construction lawyer, LEED AP, mediator, and member of the Virginia Legal Elite in Construction Law

How Web 2.0 Helps My Construction Practice

Originally posted 2011-01-17 17:07:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Twitter and Web 2.0When I started this blog back in December of 2008, I did so on a whim. I had heard that a blog was a good way to get ideas out there and that I could get some benefit, so I dove right in and charged ahead.

Before I started the blog, I had profiles in what I thought were all the “right” places, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, JDSupra, etc. but did not see much of a payoff.

All that changed shortly after I started to become active on Twitter and post regularly here at Construction Law Musings. Through these two resources, plus the exponential publication of them at LinkedIn and Facebook (not to mention posting at JDSupra) I have gained opportunities to speak, be published in print and had many other opportunities that never would have happened but for my active (and I emphasize this intentionally) participation in these forums. I now know attorneys and consultants across the country on whom I can lean for assistance.

In the last two weeks, I have presented at Kaplan University’s online seminar series (links here and here). Susan Cartier Liebel contacted me out of the blue to ask if I would join the faculty at Solo Practice University (of course I said yes), and I have made friendships both in and out of Richmond that have helped me along the way. All of this helps my construction practice “on the ground.”

I want to first say that I am glad I dove in and that I truly appreciate all of the assistance, advice and friendship that I have gotten on this journey. Without my active participation and your comments and suggestions, I would not feel the success that I feel now. I appreciate the Guest Posts, comments and participation that Musings has engendered and look forward to keeping this conversation going.

While Web 2.0 is not for everyone, I am sure enjoying the ride.

Please join this conversation and add your experiences with Web 2.0 with a comment below and subscribe to keep up with this and other Musings.

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20 Responses to How Web 2.0 Helps My Construction Practice

  1. So who would you recommend one should follow on Twitter to read expert analysis on construction law?

  2. Looking forward to joining you in the blogging ranks here soon … we will see about twitter LOL!

  3. I look forward to the blog. Twitter is a great way to get the blogging word out also. Let me know if you have any questions about any of this that you think I can help you out with.

  4. Christopher;
    I’ve been looking for success stories such as yours in my field – architecture. In my blog, Building Content, I enourage practicing architects to leverage the New Media the way you describe. Perhaps I can showcase your experience for my audience. We desiner types always benefit from a clear picture!

    I’m glad we met via Twitter and have these platforms from which to communicate.
    .-= Collier Ward´s last blog post ..Learning From Las Vegas – 21 Blogging Success Stories =-.

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