Don’t worry folks, I am not closing this site down, and I do want to apologize for the lack of content and posting these last few weeks. Needless to say, this semester has been busier than I imagined, which has left me less time than in the past to post. However, with the sesquicentennial of the war underway (Lincoln’s inauguration on November 6), I believe the posts will pick up.
I will say that teaching has been quite interesting and a learning experience for me. We are just getting to Reconstruction and I have to say that covering the Civil War was my favorite part, as while we had to gloss over it for time, I was able to, I hope, come alive for my students.
I want to take a few moments to consider other bloggers’ decisions to shift focus or close down their blogs (possibly). Bill Caraher, a professor in my department, maintains a blog dealing with archaeology in the Mediterranean world, which focuses around his work in Cyprus. Recently, he posted that he was considering shutting down his blog and posed the interesting question of how long a blog can go before it serves its purpose. Needless to say, this raised a couple of questions for me and the blogs I run. However, I feel obliged to you all, the faithful readers, to keep this site going.
Another blogger, well-known Civil War scholar Brooks Simpson is leaving the friendly confines of Civil Warriors to focus on other projects, including a blog of his own down the road. While I understand his motivations, I will say that I will miss reading his insights there, but know that the rest of the team will continue to produce quality postings.
With that said, I want to let you all know that I am not planning to shutter this site anytime soon, but am giving some thought to starting a new project, which I will keep you appraised of. I hope to start posting more often when home for Christmas, as I have some reading to catch up on.