On January 4, 2016, we began our grand adventure in blogging with the launch of Ex Libris Juris. This, our last post of 2021, concludes our fifth year in the blogosphere. In keeping with the tradition of year-end list-making, we’ve taken a look back and compiled our own greatest hits. Below are the top 10 most frequently visited Ex Lbris Juris blog posts, in descending order, of the last half decade.

10. Access to Justice – Transfer on Death Deed (May 18, 2017)

9. Gender Marker and Name Change Resources for Transgender Individuals in Texas (June 28, 2018)

8. Best Practices for Effective Version Control In Microsoft Word (August 30, 2016)

7. On this Day: Magna Carta and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (June 15, 2017)

6. Text-to-Speech Options (July 16, 2019)

5. Online Notarization (April 7, 2020)

4. Latest and Greatest – Texas Probate Forms & Procedures (January 18, 2018)

3. Free CLE From the Legal Tech Institute (January 6, 2017)

2. Remembering Our Friend, Ben Pride (June 30, 2020)

1. On the Ballot: Texas Constitutional Amendments 2019 (August 7, 2019)

If we include the next 11-15, the trends are especially clear: Our readers are interested in Free CLE, Tech Tips, COVID relief resources, and work-from-home tools. And, of course, our dear colleague, Ben Pride.

Over the years, we’ve received regular recognition by a number of organizations, whose reposting of our blog pieces has helped us reach a larger audience. We’re particularly proud that the American Association of Law Libraries has featured our writing in its KnowItAALL daily digest and the State Bar of Texas has recognized our work in its Texas Bar Today blawg roundup. We very much appreciate the shout-outs, hat tips, reblogs, and attaboys that they and other organizations have kindly bestowed.

Here’s to many more years of Ex Libris Juris, your law library resource for all things legal. By providing short blog posts at least three days a week, we hope to educate, edify, and even entertain. We offer access to information, ideas, and overviews of our print and digital resources, while also providing research tips for attorneys and self-represented litigants. We promote events held in the community and at the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library, including Legal Tech Institute classes and other learning opportunities. We intend to continue offering this content for years to come!

Please visit us again in the new year, and if you see something you like, share it on social media. Ex libris juris ad populum!