23 September 2010 by Published in: Blogging 15 comments

Today marks the fifth anniversary of this blog, and my 1082nd post here. There have only been 82 posts this year, largely because I took several months off from blogging entirely after averaging 250 posts per year for four years, and then because I decided to only post when I had something worthwhile to say instead of posting just for the sake of posting. I hope that you haven’t been disappointed by the relative paucity of posts this year, but I have found it more rewarding to post only when I have something worthy of saying.

I know that I say this every year, but it is true every year, and remains true…..

I started this blog as a little exercise in narcissism. I was surprised to find out how many of you read it regularly, I was surprised by the volume of traffic that it draws, and I remain astounded by how personally rewarding I find the interactions that I have with you, my readers, each and every day. I find the posts from descendants of the forgotten cavalrymen that I profile most rewarding of all, but I value each and every one of you and my interactions with you here. Thank you for enriching my life, and I hope you will continue on this journey with me.

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  1. John Foskett
    Thu 23rd Sep 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Eric: Congratulations and keep it coming. BTW, as one of the readers who supported your plan to take on an AR project in the form of Camden, I wish there had been more clarity about the scope/focus of the Bilby Monmouth project pre-publication. We still desperately need a modern study of the battle itself, which you would have been well-equipped to handle. Now a publisher might (erroneously) think that the ancient Stryker book has been supplanted.

  2. Thu 23rd Sep 2010 at 4:46 pm


    Congratulations on your anniversary. Five years is quite a milestone.


  3. Thu 23rd Sep 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Congrats on the anniversary. I only found out about this blog about a year ago, shortly before your break, but I’ve enjoyed it very much and found your posts to be interesting and informative. Perhaps not having seen it earlier avoided me from being spoiled, but I like what I’ve seen this past year and how so many of your entries are so in-depth and researched. Keep up the good work!

  4. Thu 23rd Sep 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Keep up the good work, Eric.

  5. Jim
    Thu 23rd Sep 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Congrats on the 5th anniversary of this blog. Greatly enjoy reading it. Keep the good work up!!

  6. Thu 23rd Sep 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Here’s to another 5 years. Congrats Eric.

  7. Thu 23rd Sep 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Love the blog Eric. Congrats on 5 years and here’s to 5 more!

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  9. Chris Evans
    Fri 24th Sep 2010 at 10:20 am

    Congrats. Always look forward to your next posts, especially battlefield visits, what you think about a certain book, and your comments on writing.

  10. Robert
    Fri 24th Sep 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Congrats Eric! I’m waiting for you to change to a ‘Jon Stewart’ format for CW commentary 😉

  11. Barry Dussel
    Fri 24th Sep 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Congrats on the 1st 5 years and here’s too many more !

  12. Sat 25th Sep 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Eric, it’s always good to read good writing. If less-frequent means higher quality, by all means, post less frequently. Love your stuff!

  13. William Richardson
    Sun 26th Sep 2010 at 2:35 pm


    Though you and I do disagree at times, I can say I enjoy your blog. It is always very informative and you have a vast knowledge to share. I thank you for your blog and I always look forward to your post. Keep up the good work !!!

  14. Stu Younkin
    Mon 27th Sep 2010 at 7:43 am

    Congrats on the blog milestone! I enjoy your candor as much as I do reading your books and and listening to your presentations! Keep up the great work, and hope to see you again somewhere soon!

    –Stu Younkin,
    Shepherdstown, WV

  15. G.E. Colpitts
    Wed 10th Nov 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Rather overdue, but nevertheless, congratulations on five years of keeping us posted on your Civil War interests. I enjoy your blog whenever I can read it.


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