Kickstarting the oh-seven

3 January 2007

This humble blog is off to a flash-bang start in 2007, thanks to you – the Reader of the Year.

9rules logo

A big ‘hello’ to all my new brothers and sisters at the 9rules Network and to all the people who have already found this blog through the network. Over the last couple of years 9rules has become an excellent place to discover high value blogs, on all sorts of subjects. I’m glad to now be a part of that dynamic community. And yes, there are nine rules behind the name. I identify most closely with #4: Simple is Beautiful.

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A big shout-out also to Harry Smeltzer for his excellent article on Civil War blogs in the current issue of America’s Civil War magazine.

ACW March 2007 Cover top

Although there are dozens of fine ACW blogs out there–most better than mine–Harry made me and this blog look particularly good. Very nice press. Thanks Harry!

So … another big ‘howdy’ to the readers who are joining us as a result of that piece. It’s good to see all the new faces.

To all our readers: I hope you’ll find something you can use and enjoy here, and that you’ll feel free to comment often and let me know what you think.

Thanks again and happy New Year to all of us!

4 Responses to “Kickstarting the oh-seven”

  1. Jeremy says:

    Congrats! Great stuff, glad you got in 9rules! I’ll hopefully do that myself one day. I’ve long been a fan of 9rules, and know that you’re a great addition to their community.

  2. Brian says:

    Thanks very much Jeremy!

  3. Alan says:

    I wish you much success with your blog. Reading your comments will allow me to fulfill one of my ’07 resolutions-spend more time reading and researching Antietam/Sharpsburg.

  4. Brian says:

    Thank you Alan – and good hunting on your resolution this year. I probably should resolve to spend slightly less time on the subject (NOT).

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