24 September 2015 by Published in: Blogging 8 comments

Ten years ago today–September 24, 2005–I made the first post on this blog. 1395 posts later, I’m still here.

I had been intrigued by the concept of blogging, which was still a relatively new phenomenon, and I saw a blog as an opportunity to address things that I wanted to address, whether it was trying out theories or ideas, or spreading the word about battlefield preservation, or telling the stories of forgotten cavalrymen. For a long time, I posted several times per week, and nearly burned out from doing so. I post much more infrequently now–now, it’s when I have something that’s worth saying, but I still use this blog as a forum for trying out new ideas. As just one example, in July, I ran a long series of posts about George Meade, the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, and the retreat from Gettysburg that served as a sounding board and will ultimately lead to the publication of a book on the subject. It began here. Along the way, I have made a lot of wonderful acquaintances here and have exchanged a lot of ideas with you here, and I would not trade those interactions for anything.

Thank you for ten wonderful years. While I may post much more infrequently now, I’m not going anywhere, and there will be more to come….

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Comments

  1. Alton Bunn
    Thu 24th Sep 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Happy anniversary! I’ve enjoyed reading here. Yours was the 2nd blog I started following so long ago.

  2. Dayton
    Fri 25th Sep 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Three Hoozahs for you Sir!
    I am inspired by your constant dedication to keeping our history alive. Here’s to new adventures and ten more fruitful years. I have enjoyed your writing for many moons, and I hope to meet you one of these days.
    ~Dayton

  3. John Foskett
    Sat 26th Sep 2015 at 11:17 am

    Congratulations, Eric. It’s like the restaurant business. If you’re still getting customers after 10 years, you’re definitely doing something right.

  4. Lynne Hess
    Sun 27th Sep 2015 at 12:26 pm

    You can’t stop now that I have found you. Your insight is inspiring and knowing that you are out there is reassuring.

  5. Kevin Campbell
    Mon 28th Sep 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Glad to know you’re not going anywhere.

  6. Mike Fitzpatrick
    Tue 29th Sep 2015 at 10:14 am

    Eric,
    Thank you for all the work you put into the blog and your writing! You bring the Civil War to life!!

    Mike

  7. Kevin T. Lonergan
    Tue 29th Sep 2015 at 11:45 am

    Eric: Truly enjoy your site. Your tireless dedication to the Brandy Station Battlefield is especially notable! Hope that there is a VA State Park there soon!

  8. Mon 05th Oct 2015 at 12:05 am

    Happy Anniversary. What drew you to blogging?

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