Greetings to readers from my old Houston Criminal Law blog location or from other parts of the web. This is the new location of my personal blog where I park non-Texans writings. I will continue and enjoy blogging for the Houston Chronicle online about the Texans, but sometimes I want to write about things that don’t fit there.
This blog is hosted at StradleyLaw.com because 1. it allows to write without doing the techical website support stuff that I don’t like to do; 2. maybe it means people can find my husband’s site in the vastness of the web. It’s not enough to be good at what you do if people can’t find you online.
The folks at Schipul have put this together, and unlike my previous blog that looked similar, this blog is powered by WordPress. For most of you, it doesn’t matter what the blog software is, but on my end, it makes it so much easier for me to write than on the old software I was using.
Easy to write hopefully means more writing. Though I do write about lawyer topics, I’m hoping that this is a general interest blog that you feel comfortable visiting because it is interesting, informative and/or entertaining.
On June 1st, my husband Bill and I started our own firm, Stradley Law Firm. In basic terms, he does most of the work, and I help out on an as needed basis. This flexible arrangement allows me to spend more time taking care of our kids. The money our firm makes subsidizes my Texans habit/writing among other things. If someone wanted to pay me substantial money to work for them where I’d still have the flexibility to take care of my kids, I’d be open to listening to such offers, but I wanted a pony as a child too, and didn’t get that either. (Update: Now Bill Stradley works with Neal Davis and Andino Reynal at Stradley, Davis & Reynal LLP)
Previously we were a part of Stradley Chernoff & Alford, and though that firm no longer exists as a group enterprise, we still will be doing work with the lawyers from the old firm and are good friends with them.
Though I won’t be doing all the technical stuff, I do have to pay more attention to it than I used to. Since the site is relatively new, if you have any questions or comments about the firm site or the blog site, please let me know in the comments so I can fix those things (or get help to fix those things).
The design of the site is what is called “responsive,” that is, it is meant to be easy to read on computer, tablets and mobile devices. I like sites that are helpful, clean, easy to read and navigate, and I want my website to be that way as well.