After several years as a member of a team of bloggers over at Civil Warriors, I’ve decided to embark upon my own adventure in blogging. I felt it was time to strike out on my own and discuss things I wanted to discuss using a forum that was unmistakably my own. I’m still pondering exactly what that means, what I want to discuss, and how I want to discuss it, and I’ll be taking the better part of December 2010 to do that before formally launching the blog in January 2011. For thew moment I’m so involved in preparing several manuscripts for publication that it seems a good time to step away from what I was doing, assess what I want to do, and then make preparations for doing it. At the same time, I’ll be pondering the ins and outs of blogging in terms of hosts, format, etc., so please bear with me on that score.
I want to thank Mark Grimsley, who introduced me to the world of blogging and who managed Civil Warriors, taking care of all the technical stuff, as well as the people who also blogged at Civil Warriors, especially Ethan Rafuse. Other bloggers, notably Eric Wittenberg and Kevin Levin, have also been sources of help, advice, and insight.