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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Although Donald has already commented on their going away, I felt I needed to also.

One of the things Donald and I have a very hard time in doing is self promotion. You wouldnít know it by our subliminal advertising for The Civil War Research Guide (still the best guide ever written) but itís true.

I once chastised Donald for commenting on other blogs without mentioning our blog. In classic Tom style, I proceeded to do the exact same thing. We could be doing a bunch of stuff that would make the site more known in the blogosphere but I tend to be too lazy. So instead we have relied heavily on the fine folks at CWI to do it for us.

Iíll be honest that there were several times that I would eagerly await their weekly review. When they were kind enough to review us in a North and South article on Civil War blogs, I was on cloud nine Ė we had taken our slightly (maybe more than slightly) skewed look at the war and made it to the big time. Of course sometimes we didnít agree with what they thought of our world but they were always kind and pretty funny.

I will miss them greatly. I can only hope they will be able to find a way to restart the reviews at a later date.

So from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all of the great work you did not just for Touch the Elbow but for the entire Civil War blogosphere.

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