Today marks the tenth anniversary of this blog. It was born of frustration when years of essays I’d contributed to an American Lawyer Media blog were sold to Lexis, and stashed behind a paywall without so much as a by your leave. “Never again!” I vowed. I knew I’d lose readers going it alone, but I would be master of my destiny.
I christened the site with a quote from David Copperfield: “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show, adding, “I want the heroes of this site to be its readers: the lawyers, judges, support personnel and others with the wisdom to know they must master electronic evidence and the temerity to try. Blogging is an indulgence and a responsibility. If I want you to visit, I’ve got to give you something worth your time. Here, I’ll share things I’ve picked up about electronic discovery and computer forensics, striving to make those topics as interesting, exciting and engaging for you as they are for me.”
So it began, and ten years on, I’ve written 228 posts, acquired 1,715 subscribers and been privileged to have 260,000 heroes stop by. I hope that I have shaped your thinking as you have shaped mine. Thank you.
Writing these pages has been a decade of joy. Ball in Your Court has been my place to float ideas, debate issues, fete friends, share discoveries, celebrate triumphs and mourn the passing of the dearly beloved. It would count for nothing at all without you, Dear Reader. I’m so grateful to know you’re there. Be well.