The ABA Journal released its Web 100 awards recently, and I am happy to announce that ArbitrationNation is still in the Blawg Hall of Fame!  ArbitrationNation was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year, after multiple years on the Top 100 list, for being “consistently outstanding,” which is embarrassingly high praise.    There are now 60 blogs in the Blawg Hall of Fame, but Arbitration Nation remains the only blog on the list about arbitration (and the only one authored by a Minnesotan).

I must say that as December approached, I got a bit anxious about Arbitration Nation’s place in the Blawg Hall of Fame.  Does the ABA Journal follow the example of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, that once you have a star you can’t be removed??  (Looks like pro sports Hall of Fames are similarly permanent.)  What if I published a couple fewer posts this year?  What if I wasn’t sufficiently witty??!  Thankfully, at least this year, my performance was sufficient to stay.

Thanks to all of you for continuing to visit the blog, send me ideas for posts, and geek out about arbitration with me!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Not just because of the chestnuts roasting and mistletoeing, but because it is when the ABA Journal names the best legal blogs.  Arbitration Nation made it to the Top 100 list for the sixth year running, and remains the only arbitration blog on the list.  Even more exciting, Arbitration Nation was one of five blogs added to the ABA Journal’s “Blawg Hall of Fame,” which recognizes the “very best law blogs, known for their untiring ability to craft high-quality, engaging posts sometimes on a daily basis.”

I am very grateful to the ABA Journal for highlighting this “new” way of lawyering and marketing for the past ten years.  I am also grateful to all of you for reading the posts, for sending me cases to blog about, and for recommending me to clients!  No time to rest on any laurels, there are new arbitration cases coming out every day and now I have lots of new law blogs to check out…