I’m testing a theory here. Civil War Interactive reviews Civil War blogs every Wednesday and Thursday; you can read them by clicking here. There are quite a few Civil War blogs out there, and this is a big and pretty much thankless job, so I don’t want to sound critical. The last few reviews of my site seem to imply that I’m hardly posting at all, and I admit that there have been other things going on during the past month that have slowed me down. But I posted three articles in November that were not mentioned at all in the reviews, and two of them are among my favorites (the three posts are The House of Meade, Governor Sprague’s Arm Candy and Why McDowell?).
My site is reviewed every Wednesday (with the exception of holiday weeks). The old auditor in me looked for a likely explanation as to why these three posts were overlooked. The first (and admittedly most likely) possibility is that the articles suck and aren’t noteworthy. Barring that, the only other thing I can see is that they were each posted on a Thursday. So, I’m putting up this post on Thursday to see if it gets mentioned in the review. If it doesn’t, maybe I’m onto something. Maybe the reviewer hates Thursdays.
Now, aren’t you glad you read this? That’s 60 seconds of your life you can never get back (not counting the video, because that clip could never be considered a waste of time, regardless of how many times you’ve seen it). But if you also missed these three Thursday posts, click the links above and I’ll try to make it up to you!
You know, there are a lot of similarities between the blogosphere and a phone book. Writing a blog is similarly important as being listed in the phone book, one needs to be similarly qualified for either, and we should be similarly excited about our presence in either.