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I haven’t written a donut’s post in a while and it was about time that I did. So, here is an update to what I have been working on. I’m in my 10th week at my current position as Business Analyst at LexBlog and I’m still attempting to define exactly what I do and don’t do. From writing and editing documents to advising coworkers on contacts, from diving in headlong to LexBlog’s history to looking…
Last week, I hosted a live webinar giving those interested a look into how the publishing team makes editorial decisions for our network of 22,000 bloggers (now 23,000). It was a joy to engage with bloggers who hoped to make their blogging more impactful, wanted to get more out of their relationship with LexBlog, or were simply interested in learning more about our legal publishing company. That webinar has led to many follow-up conversations with…
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve blogged on the LexBlog. I wanted to post some general soft-knowledge lessons I’ve picked up with my time here about life at a small company. Many of these I’ve learned from others directly, but many of them are from my observations. They are also good little quips that seem to float around the office as a sense of daily culture. Be proactive: If you see a problem, fix…
In my short time here at LexBlog, I’ve learned that spontaneity is the norm. Though this is not something that I’m used to, it’s something that I’ve been doing my best to embrace. I’m a person who likes plans (both the Death Cab album and the act of deciding things in advance). I wake up each morning with a solid plan for the day and almost always stick to that, but this summer I’ve felt…
お早う!(It’s Tuesday morning in Japan so I’m speaking to you from the future!) The LexBlog Seattle headquarters are located at the WeWork Holyoke building in downtown Seattle and as members of the WeWork community, we can “rent” a workspace at any WeWork location in the world. Pretty cool! I’ve been enamored with Japanese culture pretty much my whole life, so this year I made a check in my bucket list to take a trip out…
Mark your calendars! We’re broadcasting a free webinar, “How LexBlog Makes Editorial Decisions,” hosted by LexBlog Associate Editor, Melissa Lin on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EST. You can register for the webinar here. Melissa will give viewers an inside look into the LexBlog publishing team’s methods for continually offering timely, relevant insights and commentary on the law for readers, including: Deciding which blogs are syndicated on Lexblog.com, which includes criteria for…
It has been six months now that our customer success and design teams at LexBlog have been upgrading and redesigning our legacy blogs to our latest software. Each member of our team will take responsibility for assigned legacy blogs each week to reach out to bloggers and editors and introduce our project and the benefits of upgrading. These benefits can range from the visual appeal of having a modern design and a blog responsive to…
If you didn’t grow up hiking, you may have unappealing stereotypes associated to the activity. If you are one of those people (like I was), I encourage you to dip your toes into the water, and see if you can combat your own assumptions. Go on one hike and pay attention to how you feel afterwards, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I grew up in a family of 10 people, to be more specific, I grew…
Hi, all. I’m a LexBlog summer intern. I am a senior studying psychology at Tulane University in New Orleans. Hope you enjoy my first post, and more gifs to come. Is sentencing an individual to years in prison for harmless drug use warranted? In New Orleans, the answer is, unfortunately, yes. As an intern at Orleans Public Defense, I saw injustice in action as countless men and women were denied the right to a fair…
About two months ago, a story started circulating that caught my attention. Pipdig, a commercial theme shop with templates for WordPress and Blogger, was accused of including obfuscated (hidden) code inside their Pipdig Power Pack (P3) plugin. This plugin was installed alongside every theme bought by a customer, and so was presumably active on all sites using Pipdig’s products. The purpose of this code was to essentially enroll the unsuspecting customer in a botnet…