I’m pretty happy with how this is going so far, and I’m very surprised by the number of visitors I’m getting each day. From what I gather from the statistics provided by WordPress, the activity is due in no small part to folks navigating to this site from others that have mentioned it, or added it to their blogrolls, or both. I must give credit where credit is due. First and foremost, thanks to Brian Downey of Behind Antietam on the Web, who has given me so much advice and help with my digital history project and this blog. Thanks also to the godfather of Civil War bloggers, Dmitri Rotov of Civil War Bookshelf, for giving me the opportunity last May/June to try my hand at this. Also, thanks to the following for announcing the site and/or adding me to their blogrolls (you can find all their sites listed in the right hand column of this page):
Brett Schulte of American Civil War Gaming and Reading
Drew Wagenhoffer of Civil War Books and Authors
Mike Keopke of Mike’s Civil War Musings
Mannie Gentile of My Year of Living Rangerously (congrats on the new digs, Mannie)
Eric Wittenberg of Rantings of a Civil War Historian
It never ceases to amaze me how enthusiastically helpful to one another are people who share an interest in the American Civil War. There are always exceptions, but for the most part I have found this to be true.
Over the next few days I’ll go into more detail on my digital history project and what I want to accomplish with it and with this blog. Busy weekend coming up, though.
The “written with love” signature has mysteriously disappeared. It was kinda nice while it lasted.