Hanson is both a lawyer and a journalist by background — a former CNN correspondant, no less — which makes his perspective on this matter all the more interesting and relevant.
Hanson is also a master storyteller. He traveled the country with his wife to convey the importance of mom and pop stores in modern America, examined the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and explored the tragedy of Detroit.
So, it may be no surprise that the biggest takeaway from his talk is the relevance of storytelling in legal blogging. This applies to any sort of blogging (or modern media), but Hanson sees a missed opportunity for lawyers to tell stories in their online writing.