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It’s hard to believe that 2015 is coming to a close, and as we approach the upcoming festivities (please note our LexBlog office closures), we wanted to extend our warmest wishes for a happy and safe holiday and New Years celebration. 2016 is looking very exciting for everyone here at LexBlog, and we are looking forward to helping our clients make it the best year yet.

With just a few days left in 2015, we can, without guilt, start posting best of lists for 2015. Regardless of whether or not you are a member of the LexBlog Network,we love bringing all things law blogging to you. Thank you for reading our tips, tricks, “do”s, and “don’t”s. On that note, lets revisit our most popular blog posts of 2015 as well as a few fun facts as you ring in the new year.

Please Advise Most Popular Posts of 2015

  1. Writing a Welcome Post – You had me at Hello
    We hope that many of you will be starting new blogs in 2016 – and we cant wait to help you in those efforts! Wondering what your first post should be? How about a Welcome Post?
  2. 4 Things to Know About Your Audience Using Google Analytics
    Looking for a few hints on what to look for to learn more about your readers? Look no further – take a look at some simple things to look at using Google Analytics.
  3. Write posts, not articles
    If you feel your law blog is struggling, or you aren’t seeing great success, take a moment to look-over the distinctions between blog posts and articles that Kristina outlines for you in this informative blog post. You might just find that by changing your style just a bit that you will improve your networking opportunities through your blog!
  4. Lexblog’s Highest Reaching Niche Blogs
    This is the first post in our series: Blogging Success! covering some of LexBlog’s success stories. In this post you’ll see how a unique perspective can lead to success and help you stand out amongst sites covering similar topics
  5. Digital Storytelling:A Moz Talk Lesson for Blogging
    In this post, Audrea and Sarah detail advice from a recent Moz Talk“Storytelling through Digital Marketing.

Fun New Years facts

You Can Thank Julius Caesar for a January New Year.

Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome, was the first to declare Jan. 1 a national holiday and the first New Year’s celebration dates back 4,000 years.  He named the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces, one looking forward and one looking back. Caesar felt that a month named after this god would be fitting.The Romans used to celebrate the dawn of the new year on March 1, but Julius Caesar moved it up to January 1 in 46 A.D.

What are your new years resolutions?

Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. The top resolutions are (according to Patch.com): to lose weight, get organized,  spend less and save more, to stay fit and healthy, and to quit smoking. While nearly half of all Americans make resolutions, 25 percent of them give up on their resolutions by the second week of January.

A toast to the new year!

Many people ring in New Year’s by with a glass of champagne. Americans drink close to 360 million glasses of sparkling wine during this time. The bubbly stuff dates back to the 17th century.

No matter how you celebrate the holidays and New Year, every one at LexBlog wishes you all the happiness and joy of the season and the best for a prosperous new year!

 

original image by Victor Casale (cropped for use) courtesy of Flickr