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What’s the objective?

August 27, 2013 by

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For the (over) five years in which I’ve been blogging, I’ve focused mostly on the American Civil War. As the title of the blog suggests, however, I have room to roam whenever I get the whim. I don’t like to keep myself too “hemmed-in”. The title has given me enough flexibility that I feel comfortable moving in just […]

Following-up on the panel dicussion on the Legacy of the American Civil War, at the Library of Virginia

August 24, 2013 by

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Finally getting around to posting about it, but I had a great time at the panel held at the Library of Virginia. For those who weren’t able to make it, check out the video below. There were some great folks on the panel, who shared their perspectives, and gave me time to think more about […]

It’s the little things… an evaluation of blogging’s “seedlings” on the Web

February 28, 2013 by

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Some folks obsess on numbers; some way too much. Some even write to score numbers. That’s fine. To each his/her own. Don’t get me wrong, I like to see that folks are visiting the blog, but I’ve moved on from the “obsessed by numbers phase”. In my first year or two of writing the blog… oh, yes; […]

The future of Civil War history entails ___ (fill-in the blank)

January 14, 2013 by

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History is an interesting field. There are a wide variety of practitioners, some on the “inside”, some on the “outside”, and some, to some degree, with one foot in both (some overlapping occasionally, and some on a regular basis). But, the inside/outside thing is a matter of perspective. People work in certain circles, and from within […]

What’s the future look like for your blogged labors of love?

December 4, 2012 by

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Ron’s comment in my previous post was enough to send me down another path… After all your hard work… what’s the future look like for that content you labored so long in putting on the Web? Considering the way in which we, as bloggers, celebrate milestones in blogging (someone hits 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 posts, etc) … frankly, that’s a […]

Rhetorical approaches to Civil War blogging?

July 31, 2012 by

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Are they obvious… or subtle? I don’t think everyone has a point to make… unless, of course, you also want to consider straight-out information distribution as a way to convince others that the Civil War and/or particular aspects of it ARE important. In that case, yes… there is rhetoric involved, to some degree. But, how much […]

Empowering words… more… through the “writing space”

July 6, 2012 by

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I don’t get to write about it much, or perhaps I should say, I don’t take as much time as I would like, to write about it… … but, what is in the power of an assembled collection of written words? Obviously, there are masters of this sort of thing, at least, more obviously… in print media. All […]

And you thought electronically delivered history was all about the content…

February 13, 2012 by

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… and you thought all I focus on is history… humpf! I keep telling people, electronically delivered history isn’t simply a matter of a new platform (the Web) for a place to put stuff (aka the same old print media layout and design)… and this round of books in the pic above, being packed-up for […]

The Civil War Monitor… major kudos for content AND presentation

September 25, 2011 by

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Back in the early 70s, my parents subscribed me to a popular Civil War magazine, and, when I received my first issue in the mail, I was beyond dazzled at the cool factor (the cool factor being two-fold… me getting my first magazine subscription… and it having to do with a subject that I enjoyed, […]

e-book vs. traditional: the past and future of reading and writing

July 25, 2011 by

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I was going to write something about the Civil War yesterday, but opted for another direction. The in-process Civil War related post remains in the hopper, and will see the light of day… or rather… the back-lit screen, soon enough. What seems to catch my attention even more, however, are recent developments in the book […]