Most people assume that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame indicated seminal acts such as the Rolling Stones as part of the museum’s inaugural class. Those assumptions are wrong. The Stones did not earn their enshrinement until 1989, in the Hall’s fourth year.
I guess I’m the Rolling Stones of legal bloggers. Yesterday, the ABA Journal inducted me into its Blawg 100 Hall of Fame, in the fourth year the magazine has bestowed such an honor. It also marks my sixth consecutive (and last) honor in the Blawg 100. As a Hall of Famer, I’m required to stand aside for future Blawg 100 lists to make room for new blood.
The ABA Journal describes the Hall of Fame as follows:
In 2012, we established the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame for those blogs which had consistently been outstanding throughout multiple Blawg 100 lists. The inaugural list contained 10 inductees; this year, we added 10 more, bringing the total to 40.
Here’s what the magazine wrote about my enshrinement:
Don’t think that Cleveland lawyer Jon Hyman limits his blog’s scope to Ohio. He follows and posts on the latest appellate jurisprudence, EEOC actions and labor-focused legislation from all over and at all stages. And Hyman’s posts are “entertaining as well as informative,” says Marriottsville, Maryland, lawyer James L. Mayer.
It seems appropriate that this honor comes right before Thanksgiving, because it provides something for which I can be professionally thankful — for of my readers and subscribers over the past 8½ years; for my law firm and partners (present and past) who’ve supported my blogging efforts; for all of the clients who have found me as a result of my blogging; for the journalists and seminar organizers who’ve sought me out as a resource; for the ABA Journal for consistently recognizing my little blog; and for my blogging friends, the other employment-law Hall of Famers (Dan Schwartz and Molly DiBianca), this year’s other employment-law Blawg 100 honorees (Eric Meyer, Robin Shea, Jeff Nowak, Bill Goren, and Donna Ballman), and all of the other bloggers who’ve shared, cited, or quoted what I’ve written over the years.
I’m taking the rest of the week off for the Thanksgiving holiday, but I’ll be back Monday with fresh content. And, I’m looking forward to freshening the blog for 2016 and beyond with new ways to share content and ideas.