Yesterday marked the seventh anniversary of "Random Thoughts on History." In some ways it doesn't feel that long ago that I first posted. In other ways, especially when I look back on how much I have learned since then, it seems like forever.
I'm proud that I have kept this thing going. Sure, many of my posts have not been earth-shattering historical revelations, and to be honest, there have been a few times that I just phoned it in to put something up. And, then there were the dry spells, when I just couldn't seem to find the energy or will to string a few paragraphs together into a coherent post. But, then there were also the times that I received emails from readers saying how much they appreciated a particular story or that they had not thought about a certain subject from a new perspective before. Others have mentioned that I revealed something they did not previously know, or that I touched on something that spurred them to learn more. Honestly, I couldn't ask for anything more.
Hopefully, I can keep this thing rolling along. I'm fairly sure there will still be periods when there is way too much time in between posts, and when posts are far from the most interesting thing you've ever read. However, I would also like to think that I will still drop a nugget or two of sound history that prompts some critical thinking and stirs a sense of curiosity.
Thank you for your continued reading.