C. Hank (“Chank”) Peters, BLB’s founder, has submitted his application to become a thought leader among legal professionals and social media consultants. In a letter to fellow thought leaders Kevin O’Keefe, Chris Brogan, and Ashton Kutcher, Chank outlined his experience and his unwavering dedication to the skill of thinking. The text of Chank’s hand-written submission follows.
Dear @kevinokeefe, @chrisbrogan, and @aplusk:
First, I appreciate your reading the @biglegalbrain blog, where we’re providing tips to aspiring bloggers and other less inspiring attorneys. While I have not yet seen any retweets or comments from you concerning our new venture, I understand that you are staying away to give @biglegalbrain sufficient independent room to grow.
Second, as you probably expected, I am asking that you recognize my expertise and talents by providing me with thought leader status. I believe recognition is now overdue. Indeed, in the last week since founding and launching @biglegalbrain, we have provided regular posts and tips on some of the following topics:
- Increase Practice Profitability with an Office Bar
- Paperweights: Document Management Workhorses
- PowerTip: Using Overhead Projectors at Trial
- Three Steps to a Stapleless Office
- Using Pig Latin for Client Communications
Our posts have been met with overwhelming popular and critical acclaim, with traffic to the site peaking at 101 visits on launch day, 90 of them absolute unique visits! Moreover, @btannebaum covered our launch and retweeted one of our posts, asking us a question. Needless to say, I am now using @btannebaum in my correspondence. @SCartierLiebel also tweeted that one of our posts was “cute,” and another guy on Twitter said “good stuff.” After our tremendous launch, we’re averaging at least 50 unique visitors to the site each day.
I look forward to your decision. Give me a call if you need additional follow-up, testimonials, or any required retweeting.
Thought Leader (pending) and @biglegalbrain Founder
M. Ball says
Finally, an issue that I am passionate about. I have looked for information of this caliber for the last several hours. Your site is greatly appreciated.
Amy Derby says
Mr. or Ms. Ball,
First, apologies on behalf of Chank for the delay in response to your comment. You somehow happened to land into our spam filter, and Chank has been busy fielding speaking engagement requests since submitting his application for thought leader status.
On behalf of everyone at Big Legal Brain, thank you for your passion about Chank’s struggles to become a thought leader. Until he launched this blog, he was a bit of an unknown. Between you and me, he’s a tad sensitive about it. On the outside, he’s a bit boring and doesn’t have a great deal many friends or followers. He’s thrilled that you committed so many hours to finding information of his caliber and hopes you will bookmark this site for later review.
Since you seem like the kind of person who appreciates good advice, you might also enjoy a semi-related post about what to do if your butt itches. It’s riveting.
Cheers, and best wishes for a happy and profitable new year.
Nova Radio says
One of the most useful websites I have come across for knowledge within this particular niche market. I’ll be coming back constantly for new posts.
C. Hank Peters says
Wow, thanks, Nova. That’s high praise coming from someone like you and should help confirm my thought leader status. I’ll forward this immediately to Kevin, Adrian, Seth, and Ashton.