When contributing to a large, multi-authored blog covering an expansive subject area, there may be a lot of news coming down the pipeline. Maybe each new bit of information doesn’t warrant its own blog post, or maybe you just want a way to collectively address everything. Week in review pieces not only combat this problem, but they make for a solid piece that can become a staple in your blog’s publishing cycle.

Week in review posts can be whatever you want to make them. Several members of our community author these type of posts and they’re all a little bit different from one another. Here’s a few different examples.

“The Week in Weed” from Seyfarth

Susan Ryan consistently publishes “The Week in Weed” to The Blunt Truth every Friday. She’ll create headers for a few important developments and write short updates on each topic.

Often, this links to another blog post the publication covered in further detail earlier—and sometimes it just serves as a space to write a short paragraph on a topic without devoting an entire post to the matter.

Here’s a post in its entirety.

“Blockchain Week in Review” from Perkins Coie

This is just one example of a week in review series from Perkins Coie, as they also conduct these posts on their Fintech Report blog. Here on Virtual Currency Report, a different blogger each week is tasked with recapping weekly news.

This series is pretty detailed, starting out with a bulleted list of what’s going to be covered and then diving into the nitty gritty. They section off things nicely, giving the lengthy post a really organized feel.

Here’s a post in its entirety.

“CPW Week in Review” from Squire Patton Boggs

Another type of week in review, Kristen Bryan takes a shorter, briefer approach—a great option for bloggers who may not have the time or resources to put together a complex piece every week.

Kristen takes an “in case you missed it” approach and links to the articles that the blog published that week. All of the posts mentioned come directly from their publication, allowing readers to catch up on any pieces they may have missed during the week. This can be especially helpful for large firms who are putting out multiple pieces of content a week, such as Consumer Privacy World.

Here’s a post in its entirety.

“What We’re Reading This Week” from Mayer Brown

Not exactly a week in review, but nonetheless a reoccurring piece with helpful information recapped. What’s neat about this series is that it’s always written by a a trio and two of those members are always Sean Scott and Aaron Gavant—the editors of the blog Real Bankruptcy Intel—with the third member rotating.

The bloggers at Mayer Brown will refer to reputable publications such as Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg as their reading sources. They provide a summary of each article that piqued their interest and link to it if any readers also want to check it out. They publish this series regularly on Mondays rather than Fridays.

Here’s a post in its entirety.

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Michelle works on LexBlog’s Publishing team and assists in managing and creating the company’s editorial and social content, as well as working with clients to ensure the overall success of their blogs. She has experience working in all different realms of publishing—including newspapers,

Michelle works on LexBlog’s Publishing team and assists in managing and creating the company’s editorial and social content, as well as working with clients to ensure the overall success of their blogs. She has experience working in all different realms of publishing—including newspapers, magazines and research journals. Michelle has published a poetry book and been featured in an anthology.