A big welcome to my good friend, Megan Kate Nelson, who earlier today unveiled her website, Historista. Megan has been talking for some time about diving into the blogosphere and given her recent career move now is the perfect time. In her inaugural post Megan explores some creepy connections between two books with the same title, one about John Brown and the other about vampires. Check it out. I couldn’t be happier that Megan has made this move. She is a dynamite writer and has a wonderful sense of humor. Congratulations, Megan!
Earlier this year Megan and I edited a special issue of the online journal Common-place on the Civil War 150th. Check it out if you haven’t done so already. And if you want a bit more insight into Megan’s personality check out this short video.
In recent weeks I’ve read a number of predictions that we are seeing the end of blogging. I can’t help but chuckle in response. If there is a decline or we are at the precipice of a sharp fall in interest I haven’t noticed it. Ultimately, the only question that matters is whether you are offering compelling content on your website. If so, they will come.