06 December 2013

Milblogging.com Index Adds 'Military History' Category

Milblogging.com, the index of military-themed online journals, has recently added a "Military History" category. The update recognizes that many military writers, family members, and even museums are using online and social media to present diaries, photos, and other materials.

"There’s been a trend over the last few years that’s starting to pick up more now with the popularity of Twitter. However, blogs are also experiencing an uptick," writes Milblogging.com founder and editor Jean-Paul Borda.

"The trend has to do with blogging (or in the case of Twitter, tweeting) about historical events as they happened from the perspective of people who lived them."

Borda notes there have been several online diaries from conflicts dating as far back as the American Civil War. He encourages writers and editors submit links to military-history blogs for inclusion on the Milblogging.com index.

Writer Kurt Greenbaum is using a blog to post the letters of his late uncle Frank D. "Babe" Mauro, who fought in World War II Italy as part of the U.S. 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division. Mauro, who died a few days before the end of the war, always began his letters with "I am well, happy, and safe." Greenbaum's blog takes its name from the salutation.

For a previous Red Bull Rising mention of the "Well, Happy, and Safe" blog, click here.

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