Sunday, April 29, 2012

A quick note on the future of this blog

No, I'm not killing it. In fact, I plan on doing the exact opposite and *gasp* post more often! Shocking, I know. Take a moment to collect your wits.


Done? Good. While I plan on being more active, that in itself doesn't warrant a post. What does, however, are some changes I have in mind. First up, I'm altering the subject of this blog a bit, refocusing it towards military history and war. The reason is simply because I'm more interested in those subjects. I also have plans for a project that will involve history and I want to use this blog to catch the overflow. Second, I'm going to change the name of this blog to something else. History Nerd was always a placeholder until I could come up with a better name. As a result of my planned shift in focus, I want to give it a more appropriate name. I haven't thought of one yet, but when I do, I'll let you know.

I won't merely change the name and URL though, since that would be too disruptive. Instead, I'll create a new blog, transfer everything over to it, then delete everything on here and leave a notice pointing to the new one for two weeks before deleting it.

So, any suggestions on what the new name should be?


  1. As a Napoleonic history nut, how about something based on what the great man himself said; something along the lines of 'History is a myth agreed upon'?

    I'm looking forward to the new direction!

  2. I was thinking along the same lines. Maybe not a Napoleon quote, but from a famous military leader.

  3. Yes, a historical quote, it could be the first post of the new blog, why you picked it and how you discovered the quote.

  4. How about "A Matter of Expedients"? It's from a variant of a famous quote by Helmuth von Moltke the Elder.