CWi Guide to Civil War Blogs

Civil War Interactive Blog Award.

The Internet is filled with excellent writers, historians and others documenting their thoughts to share with us. So when we decided that we were going to open a section featuring what we felt were the best of them, we knew we had a massive task ahead of us. We’re often asked what makes a blog good enough to make us feel it belongs here.

The first thing you have to remember is it’s subjective, as all lists of this type are. How it usually works is like this: we get an e-mail saying “I made/have a blog about X and would like it added to your list” We look at it and if it’s brand new it goes into a special file for 2 months. We do this so we know you’re serious enough to keep at it at least that long. Once we see a blog is established numerous things are looked at, among them uniqueness, writing ability, frequency of posts and ability to maintain the blog format-wise. There’s others, but those are the main things.

What will get you removed? Number one reason is infrequency of posts. We all have lives and other things to do, but start posting once a month and you’ll probably be removed. The other is the fact that this is a Civil War blog list. Everyone has other interests – sports, politics, religion, food – whatever. And there’s nothing wrong with sneaking an off-topic post in now and then. But if it gets to point where 50% or more of your posts are non-Civil War related, then you’ll probably be gone.

So that’s it. Any blog on the list is welcome to post the award at the top left of this box. Thanks to all for your hard work!