Burnout Rate

In retrospect, the signs were there. Three consecutive nights dreaming about legal document drafting, a 36-hour illness almost worthy of an ER visit, and brainlock. I was burned out.

I finally decided to take a break this weekend. And I’m glad I did because now everything’s back to “normal.” Why am I telling you this? Well, if you are reading this, you are probably either (a) working yourself to death in your startup, or (b) about to. I think recognizing we are human and have limits is OK. So take a break every now and then.

Now that the PSA is over, I thought I’d give some updates on what is going on around here:

(1) I was mentioned in BusinessWeek a few times. This blog was called “incredibly valuable” in Hiring the Right Lawyer When Raising Capital and I provided some background on venture debt financing in How Venture Debt Financing Works and How to Get It.

(2) I’m moving my office (same building, though).

(3) I’m developing a new website for my law firm practice. It currently resides at ryanrobertslaw.com but I’m thinking of using either venturelaw.us, ventureattorney.com, or vclaw.us. What do you think?

(4) My G5 quit on me. So I went out an bought a 24″ iMac.

(5) I went to the TechCrunch/Austin Ventures Meetup a couple weeks ago in Austin.

(6) This blog now gets about 4,500 visitors per month.

More posts soon. Thanks for reading.

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5 thoughts on “Burnout Rate

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  2. Even though vclaw.us is nice and short, it can be read as v-claw. Usually a content site like your blog, will need a catchy name. A firm's website, not so much. Since the firm's site is mostly used to find contacts and initiate connections, users are willing to do a simple search.

    Personally I'd recommend venturelaw.us and ventureattorney.com. Though usually impossible, some form of the name of your law firm would be much more professional.

    My $0.02

  3. Even though vclaw.us is nice and short, it can be read as v-claw. Usually a content site like your blog, will need a catchy name. A firm's website, not so much. Since the firm's site is mostly used to find contacts and initiate connections, users are willing to do a simple search.

    Personally I'd recommend venturelaw.us and ventureattorney.com. Though usually impossible, some form of the name of your law firm would be much more professional.

    My $0.02

  4. Thanks AliB. I think I'm going to hold off on moving it for now. I'd rather spend my time blogging. I plan to use your 2 choices in the near future.

  5. Thanks AliB. I think I'm going to hold off on moving it for now. I'd rather spend my time blogging. I plan to use your 2 choices in the near future.

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