Humor. It's difficult to write, can be hard to deliver and there's always a risk you'll fall flat on your you-know-what. However, I found a terrific blog called Paralegals On Trial that is fresh, funny and worth reading. I spoke by phone with the blogger who is as upbeat and southern as her blog. For some reason, she wants to remain anonymous. I can't imagine why. But then, maybe she's smarter than I am.
Paralegals On Trial takes a humorous look at the paralegal field. While some of the writing can be a bit edgy, the writer takes a typical day-in-the-life and spins what could be a stressful disaster into a good belly laugh. And frankly, a good belly laugh these days is no laughing matter.
Here, the author describes a scenario when her computer goes down and the IT guy just won't pay attention. He's too busy playing Dungeons & Dragons:
Her computer goes down and up on the screen comes:
FATAL SYSTEM ERROR
"Three words that never before could spark so much excitement in one man. “Fatal System Error” to an IT guy is like telling Christina on Grey’s Anatomy that a massive coronary bleed has just erupted."
Her short stories illustrating typical daily sequences can give you a much needed lift: In F.Y.A. she says,
"First. Year. Associates. Three little words that, in my humble opinion, should be registered as on-the-job hazards for paralegals everywhere." Amen. Truth. I love it.
This blog is just what the field needs. Check it out. Even if it only gives you a hiccup, there's always time for a smile.