In my agreement with Law.com, I’m not supposed to sell any other advertising on my blog. It seems a reasonable demand since they are paying me millions of dollars each month to be part of their Blog Network. You see, I think I may be violating my contract because Randy Wells, who became LegalMatch CEO when his predecessor was indicted, left two comments to posts (here and here) on my blog today. It seems to me that when you read the comments — and I encourage you to do so — you are getting a thinly-veiled advertisement for the LegalMatch service. Now, as David at Ethical Esq. tireless points out, I’m all about making money, but I really don’t want to ruin a good relationship with my friends at Law.com. It would be far better, in my opinion, for Randy to pony up the big bucks, call the American Lawyer Media advertising department, and buy the huge honkin’ ad on the right side of my blog instead of posting comments to two posts from several weeks ago that very few people read in the first place.
As for the breach of contract issue, I think I’ll leave Wells’ comments for now, but if you do go to LegalMatch, be sure to tell them I sent you. Maybe they’ll think of me as one of their affilliates and I can get a referral fee. Oh, and if you are wondering, I did try to leave an "ad" for the [non]billable hour on the LegalMatch Blog, but they don’t have comments enabled.