These are likely all great blogs. I have followed a few and may follow a few more after looking at this year's list. Here are a sample of what caught my attention (without endorsement, except for Taxgirl and Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog, both of which are very good):
Go check out the entire 100. You will find something to follow.
While this blog's most popular posts help female readers steer clear of the fashion police, former Wall Street lawyer Kat Griffin also takes questions from young lawyers and others about how to avoid career pitfalls. Posts written with empathy cover business etiquette, troubles with co-workers, interviewing, networking and more.
The Droid Lawyerthedroidlawyer.com
"The Droid Lawyer provides practical tips that help attorneys sort through the ever-growing mountain of apps and hardware upgrades and identify those that can actually make life easier. Whether I'm making a checklist of documents for closing a deal or a list of books that I want to read on my tablet during vacation, the Droid Lawyer helps me find the right tool for the job." —Jim Singer, Fox Rothschild, Pittsburgh
New Orleans lawyer Jeff Richardson lines up to get his hands on the latest Apple products on the day they are released, shares his experiences in great detail (focusing on the lawyerly uses of these devices) and rounds up Apple coverage from all over the Web. So if you want the skinny on iOS 7, the iPhone 5S, and the recently released iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display, this is the blog to visit.
The Legal Geeksthelegalgeeks.com
NEW Jessica Mederson and Josh Gilliland— lawyers and lovers of pop culture—are perhaps the nation's foremost experts on the legal issues that can be studied from John Cusack movies. Don't miss their irreverent video and audio podcasts, in which you can learn about everything from Renaissance fairs and comic-cons to torts and tortes. (You may remember Gilliland from past Blawg 100s as the author of Bow Tie Law's Blog. The bow ties still make an appearance.)
The Not-So Private Partsblogs.forbes.com/kashmirhill
HALL OF FAME With this year's revelations about NSA surveillance, Kashmir Hill's privacy blog on Forbes.com should find itself with even more readers. While many posts are labeled "Headline Grab" and are more akin to tweets, Hill also composes substantive posts about topics such as how long-forgotten Facebook posts might come back to haunt you and why your baby monitor's webcam should be password-protected.
Small Firm Innovationsmallfirminnovation.com
Solos and small-firm practitioners—many of whom are established bloggers—write from personal experience at this group blog where posts are loosely centered on a monthly theme. The lawyers share specific problems they've encountered (and how they solved them) as well as pet peeves, favorite books and tech tips. Some themes from this year have delved into inspiring books, "outsourcing the small stuff" and the grating pop jargon of law practice management.
Supreme Court Haiku Reportersupremecourthaiku.com/blog1
What can we say that
Has not already been said?
You should read this blog.
Providing us with
SCOTUS cases in haiku
Is a true service.
HALL OF FAME Philadelphia lawyer Kelly Phillips Erb finds the tax angles of the day's major stories, sometimes consulting experts and sometimes sharing her own opinions on U.S. tax policy. Celebrities' tax woes often make appearances. This year, she also did a series of "back to school" posts that answered tax questions tied to the beginning of the academic year: Are tutoring services deductible? How do you document school-supply donations for tax purposes? Can you deduct expenses related to kids' sports?
HALL OF FAME Paul Caron, a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, covers tax reform in the news and scholarship related to U.S. tax law, and he notes celebrity tax disasters. But we like TaxProf at least as much for Caron's exhaustive coverage of news and debates covering legal education. He became the sole owner of the Law Professor Blogs Network and a makeover of that group of blogs soon followed.
Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Bloglawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof
El Paso, Texas, lawyer Richard Mattersdorff writes that he's learned a lot about estate planning for digital assets from law professor Gerry Beyer's blog. "Professor Beyer is also accessible," Mattersdorff writes. "Sporadically, I have emailed him, and he always answers helpfully, privately and/or in the blog itself."