Is it the Bear's perspective, or does Catholic blogging have more than its fair share of lawyers? Why might that be?
- Lawyers are drawn to controversy
- Lawyers are rules-oriented
- Lawyers respect precedent
- Lawyers are experienced in writing relatively short, persuasive briefs
- Lawyers can digest facts quickly and accurately
- Lawyers can be very passionate about their side winning
- Lawyers feel right at home in an adversary environment
- Lawyers tend to be smart people, who are often worthwhile writers
- Lawyers have to understand both sides of a case
- Lawyers have a state-of-the-art BS detector developed over years of being lied to
- Lawyers enjoy a forum where the rules are relaxed and they don't have to be courtroom stiffs
Am I right about there being a lot of lawyers out there, especially in traditionalist circles?
Any lawyer bloggers want to chime in?
While the Bear's last piece was tongue-in-cheek, he does feel lawyers have a good skill set for blogging (although not exclusive qualifications).
Any other professions over-represented in Catholic blogdom? Under-representated? Where are Catholic physicians, Catholic dentists, Catholic car salesmen? Is it only the "writing professions" that provide the most bloggers?
How about women vs. men? Who is doing more blogging?