Every year the American Bar Association reviews the best legal blogs (a.k.a. blawgs) on the web. My blog made their top 500 and top 100 for the past four years.
There are so many crime related blogs on the web. To stand out, to stay consistent in posting, is more work than I suspected when I started in 2009. However, I do not regret it for one minute.
I have made a difference in many cases. Victims without a web profile now have at least a memorial post on my blog. Their names now pop up in search results. It matters to not be forgotten.
Scientists learned about cases that needed their latest discoveries. I collaborate with companies such as M-Vac Systems. They are actively working with law enforcement to solve cold cases. Two academic studies resulted from my blog posts about the Zeigler case.
I wish for the ABA to include my blog in the top 100 again this year. It would make it five years in a row. However, the ABA has changed how they consider blogs this year. It isn’t determined by the number of email subscribers, popular online votes, or online shares of posts. It depends on your feedback in a survey.
As my blog reader you can express your opinion about my blog in that survey. You can include the URL of your favourite case or post. It isn’t a very long survey. However, helps the victims of unsolved homicides to stay in the spotlights.
If you feel that my blog keeps cold case victims in the news, if you can recommend my blog to other true crime readers, please take a moment to fill out this survey: click here. It is due at 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
Thank you for your continued support.