19 October 2011

Top Military History Blogs Awards

Congratulations Richard,

Your Blog has been selected as one of the Top 50 Military History Blogs
for 2011!

The Team here at VeteransBenefitsGIBill has spent the year searching the
Internet for the best Military History Blogs, analyzing them based on their post content, layout and user feedback, and we are excited to award you with our seal of approval as one of the Internet’s Top 50!

In light of your recognition, we would like to present you with a Top 50
Blog badge that you can display on your site.

Thank you gentlemen. I humbly accept. ~ RGW


13thBama said...

Congratulations Richard!

Brock Townsend said...

Congratulations, Sir.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks fellas.

Douglas Hill said...

Top-drawer award there, mighty fine recognition. Congrats Rick, and I'm proud to know ya!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Doug. Just got back from the cellar hole in the mountains. 3 wheats, an old hoe head, and another unid'd brass piece. VERY, VERY trashy.

Douglas Hill said...

Un-ID'd brass sounds like it could be interesting, and your wheats will always hold value. An old hoe head sounds good too, something to cook. I'm gonna have to go iron hunting as I'm getting low on stuff to put in the pot, and am afraid I'm gonna starve!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

The brass piece looks like an old zipper piece, not sure. The hoe head looks 19th century. Yes, gonna put it in the stew this evenin'.

Lindsay said...

Wow, what an honor! I was at a teacher's institute last night at the Virginia Historical Society at a seminar on The Civil War on the web and your blog was mentioned :)

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hello Lindsay. Thank you. I actually spoke to the good folks at the VHS today and ordered some research material for a project I'm working on.

"your blog was mentioned :)"

I'm dying to know the context of the remarks! I'll pay. Don't worry about offending me - I've heard it all about my blog - the good, the bad, and the ugly.


Lindsay said...

Oh, well it was all good...they were sharing The Civil War Trust and then your blog was mentioned afterward (obviously) as a great resource for Civil War Virginia. Of course it was mentioned that some of your posts are political with a connection to history (both Civil War and more general), but that was in no way a negative and it was said matter-of-factly. In fact, he mentioned quite a few sites that had a political spin on them and it was presented positively.

The presenter said he almost had put your blog on his list but didn't simply because of space (and because he focused more on sites that were helpful to teachers teaching the Civil War), but since it was mentioned he was adding it to the list and sending out to all of the teachers.

Overall, it was recognized positively and it was a great seminar. In addition to this blog, there are so many excellent resources available. I am thankful to have them all at my fingertips.

And I am thankful for the VHS - they are a treasure trove, for sure and I wish more people knew what a gem we have in Richmond!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Lindsay - well, I'm quite honored. That was very nice. If you'll send me the person's name privately, I'd like to thank them for including my blog as a resource. Yes, the VHS has quite a collection. I've called on them numerous times for material and they are always extremely polite and helpful.