Sunday, November 7, 2010

American Revolution Blog

So I need to apologize in advance for using this post to promote something other than the Agenda here at American Creation. I hope you will forgive the interruption.

Almost four years ago I was a new graduate student who decided to get involved in blogging. And being that the history of the American Revolution has always been my favorite topic (along with Medieval history) I decided to make a blog dedicated to that era of history. The blog was simple. At first we rarely had deep scholarly discussions, as many of us were green behind the ears and still learning our way. Yet despite those early "infant" years/posts the blog grew to become something special. Perhaps some of our long-time readers still remember this blog.

The American Revolution Blog, which served as a "catch-all" of sorts as we waded our way through the thick waves of history, served to bring several of us in to contact with one another. It was the American Revolution Blog that introduced me to Brian Tubbs, who is one of the finest bloggers I have ever met. In addition, it was the American Revolution Blog that put us in contact with other exceptional bloggers like Jon Rowe, who in turn introduced us to Tom Van Dyke and many of the other contributors/readers of this blog. In essence, the American Revolution Blog has been the grandfather of this blog.

Anyway, due to the success of American Creation we have unfortunately neglected the American Revolution Blog, which went two years with only a handful of posts. But for whatever reason, the blog has maintained a strong readership and was still getting over 100 hits a day. It is for these reasons (along with a sense of nostalgia for my blog roots) that I am happy to announce the RESURRECTION of the American Revolution Blog. Both Brian Tubbs (who also blogs here) and I are dedicated to seeing the American Revolution Blog's resurgence on the web and hope that it will continue to provide educational and enjoyable insight to both the historical expert and the novice. We plan on not only keeping things simple but also making the blog a "catch-all" for all things early American.

With that said, Brian and I are still committed to this blog as well. This shouldn't be seen as a resignation from AC but instead as a renewal of our old blogging roots. AC has been, and will remain, one of the top blogs for the RELIGIOUS history of America's founding. We simply want to expand our personal historical quests, which is what the American Revolution Blog will hopefully provide.

So, it is with great pride that we announce to one and all the RESURRECTION of the American Revolution Blog. We invite the readers of this blog, along with all fans of early American history (expert and novice) to come check us out. We've even given the blog a face lift that we hope you will enjoy! Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you all here (and there) in the future!


Jonathan Rowe said...


I notice that simply existing in the Internet for a long period of time adds to traffic via search engines. I can't explain the technology; but there is a "seniority" dynamic going on there.

I experience the same thing with which I purposefully use as a repository only and direct discussion away from and to my two other group blogs.

Yet, it gets good traffic because of its seniority (I think).

Brian Tubbs said...

@Jon - I think you meant to address your post to Brad. But I agree with your points. Longevity on the Internet often helps in rankings and visits.

@Brad - Very cool graphic! Did you design that yourself?

Jonathan Rowe said...

Ah yes I made a mistake. It's funny, what your mind can do when you think you are seeing X but it's really Y. It's almost a hyponotic effect.

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