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It’s not Bruce Catton’s world anymore

August 20, 2013 by

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Keep in mind, I’m merely using Bruce Catton as an example of a writer of Civil War history from that era (1950s-70s), but… The point is… the world in which Civil War (and other) history is delivered by an author has changed. I think it’s clear enough that the methodology has changed… but that’s not all. […]

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; […]

Cenantua’s Blog reaches five year mark!

February 18, 2013 by

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I guess in one of my two posts from yesterday, I should have mentioned this, but… As of yesterday, Cenantua’s Blog has been running for five years (at least consistently. I don’t count my first entry from November 2007, since the blog didn’t really gain traction until three months later). It’s been an interesting ride, […]

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 […]

Bloggers and engagement: an exercise

December 7, 2012 by

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I kinda figured this would come before my Southern Unionist post, so… pardon the slight alteration in path… Could it have been approached in a more effective and rewarding way? Perhaps. Allow me to approach this from a different angle. The intent remains the same and it is nothing to be taken personally… I mean it. […]

Teaching in front of an invisible class

August 5, 2012 by

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Some thoughts on blogging this morning… We write… but for whom? A writer before his/her blog is somewhat like a teacher (it might be interesting to see who considers themselves authoritarian teachers and non-authoritarian teachers… and why, but we’ll not go there today) before an invisible class. We have information, perspectives and/or experiences to share… […]

Where do I want to go today?

July 24, 2011 by

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It’s not actually… at least not always… the physical journey, but the journey through a blog post. When I sit at the computer on many a Saturday and/or Sunday, I sometimes jump right into a post, and other times, think about where “I want to go” via the words. It’s much like looking at the […]

Messages in blogs may be cutting edge, but not perfect

June 1, 2011 by

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An observation that is probably more apparent to those who blog than those who read… and, that’s not meant as a slight to those who aren’t bloggers… again, just an observation… While I still consider blogging a very effective tool in getting historical information and/or discussions out to a significant (and, likely, a more diverse/broad audience than that which […]

Why blog… and are you true to yourself in doing so?

October 30, 2010 by

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In blogs, I think we see various forms of motivation among the respective bloggers. I suppose that many initiate a blog to share something with others… or tell people something. It is an outlet… an opportunity to share opinions and/or information, and to express self. The blog can serve as a canvas, upon which the blogger […]

“water of many turns”

October 9, 2010 by

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Just the other day, I made reference to the Lenape/Delaware word “Conococheague“, which means “water of many turns.” Funny, but that pretty much summarizes the way I write this blog… not to mention the fluid nature of many blogs. The content can turn, twist, and completely shift, without warning. It’s more a reflection of what […]

About Geotag blogging

October 2, 2010 by

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http://www.emich.be/en/2007/03/29/wordpress-geotagging-plugin/

The art of arguing…

March 26, 2010 by

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A little late on this one, but I just learned that the biennial Argumentation Conference was recently held at Wake Forest University. I see that V. William Balthrop has been examining “the discourse of contemporary Southern Heritage groups and the continued construction of a ‘Southern identity.’” For some reason, I think I’ve read this before, […]

It’s time to build…

November 29, 2009 by

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Between looking for a job, being sick, and my laptop biting the dust, I’ve had a lot of time to think about blogging and where I want this blog (and my smaller info blogs) to go. I’m not done with blogging (especially now, with a new laptop and a new mobile broadband service), but I […]

Creative Commons and the world of the Web

January 27, 2009 by

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Anyone who knows my “other side” (not the Civil War-focused side, but the Web-obsessed side) knows that I’m a nut (“fanatic” sounds too scary… then again, maybe “nut” does too) when it comes to creative expression on the Web. I think I become more so with each passing day. I’m also quite obsessed with what […]

Keeping track of OUR comments elsewhere and making it part of OUR blogs

January 22, 2009 by

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Just a quick note, but this is something that drives me nuts as a blogger. Blogging is, of course, far more than just writing posts, opening posts up to comments, and commenting on comments. Blogging is also about interaction within the blogosphere. I would say that most, if not all, of us venture out beyond […]

An extension of thoughts or “virtual intelligence”

January 9, 2009 by

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The spring semester is days away and I’ve been tossing some ideas about in my head as to how I want to approach the hybrid practicum/thesis project that I will be developing. I think I’ve refined my original objective and am ready to move forward on Monday. Keep in mind, my current program is Technical Communication, […]

“It’s not for eatin’, it’s just for lookin’ through”

December 18, 2008 by

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Borrowing a phrase from The Outlaw Josey Wales, I’m thinking of a metaphor… in terms of blogging… specifically, I’m thinking of comment boxes in blogs. What are comment boxes for? Are they just for looking at or are they there for a reason? To me, interaction with readers is a significant part of blogging. Perhaps I should […]

Using hyperlinks in digital history blogging

November 18, 2008 by

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Thinking in terms of hyperlinks in digital history blogs…  How often are they used? Should they be used more often? If they are used, do they complement the information in the post or literally “take the reader away” from the post and original line of thinking? Do we really want to distract the reader with the information in the hyperlink? […]

What is formal and informal digital history?

November 16, 2008 by

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I find this post interesting just for the nature of the post. As some are aware, I, along with others, have been involved in developing a wiki, and some of us have been copying some of our posts to the wiki to carry over discussion to that “outlet.” However, in this post, I’m carrying over […]

Blogging history and Miller’s 7 +/-2 rule

November 10, 2008 by

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In reading some of the posts made on different blogs, I think some bloggers don’t realize just how significant their posts can really be. Just how significant an impact can a well written/laid-out post have on a reader’s view of, for example, an historical concept? I haven’t tested it, but I do think there is something […]

The ACWDev Collaboration Wiki

November 9, 2008 by

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No moss growing under foot with some of us! If you recall, yesterday I posted about a possible forthcoming wiki. Thanks to Brian at Behind Antietam on the Web, it is a reality. We now have something called the ACWDev Collaboration Wiki. As stated on the wiki intro page, it is a “place for ACW historians and other […]