April 22, 2009
After several years, several changes, and more than several posts it is with a heavy heart that I advise my readers that the Kentucky Tort Journal is signing off. I will no longer be posting or updating original posts or decisions.
Kentucky Tort Journal was my first attempt at blogging. Starting in 2004, my goal was to find a platform where I could express my thoughts about events, articles, cases and decisions that dealt with my area of practice. I also wanted to explore the new medium and had great hopes for its use among lawyers. Many of my contemporaries have also faded into the blogosphere, leaving behind remnants in time of their thoughts about whatever topic they chose to write. Perhaps that is the fate of the KTJ. It is somewhat interesting to know that while the journal is no more, my thoughts and opinions will linger like graffiti on an old wall in an old town. Passed rarely, if ever, but there nonetheless, its true impact forever lost to its time and those who lived it, one day to be replaced by something else, something new.
While I am officially signing off, I will keep publishing the blog, at least for the time being, as a kind of archive. There is simply too much information, too many hours, to much hard work and thought to simply turn out the lights. Perhaps one day, but for now I’ll just leave the light on and shut the door.
I still have great hopes for blogs and the bloggers who blog them. Whle I am wrapping up this chapter, I am readily involved in opening another. I encourage each of you to view my new blog; Kentucky Accident Information at http://kyaccidentinfo.com. Look around and check back. While something quite different than the KTJ, I think it’s truly the next frontier for blogs in the legal field.
I want to end by thanking each of you who supported me throughout the past four years. I am always amazed at the number of attorneys who read my stuff and the good things they had to say. I can’t begin to say enough about the good friends I met through this blog, so I won’t. I’ll just say thank you to them too.
So, thank you all. God Bless. Good night and good luck.