Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Blog of the Week, Vol. 1, No. 13

     For this week's entry into the blogosphere, we look at Scott Manning's Historian on the Warpath. Scott is a medievalist who is currently enrolled in the Ancient and Classical History MA program at American Military University. His blog covers a wide range of history. What I really like about this blog is that Scott visits many places and he seeks out historical locations and does some research on them. Then he posts that information along with photographs of the places on the blog. I think that is a very good piece of historical work in which he involves his passion for history with his travel schedule and shares it with us.

      It looks like Scott began this blog clear back in 2002? That seems a bit far back, but looking at the posts, he didn't really begin historical blogging until 2006 and there were some wide gaps between posts. He still does not have a schedule nor should he as a grad student and working parent. Time is a bit hard to schedule at times. His blog has seem monthly posts pretty regularly for a while now. The subjects deal with all kinds of history, not just the ancient and classical world. I do like the range. Covering on subject gets a bit stale after a while.

     Scott's Twitter feed is interesting in its own right, so getting hooked into it may help blog readers as well. There are several regular commenters plus a decent sized crowd of irregulars popping in and out of posts. The information is interesting and the photographs are really a great touch. Posts are sorted into categories and can be found using the tabs. Scott uses WordPress for the site.

     You can visit Historian on the Warpath via this link: Historian on the Warpath

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