This past weekend I attended the second annual Milblogs Conference in Arlington, VA. The event hotel is about 10 minutes from my abode, which fortunately made it a no-brainer to attend. I felt like a Milblogs groupie, but it really was a neat experience to meet so many of those I read on-line on a regular basis. Fortunately, Soldiers Angels’ was also a sponsor of this event so when someone asked if I was a blogger, I could say “No, I’m a Soldiers’ Angel”. :-)
The funny thing is that I discovered Milblogs first (Mudville Gazette to be specific) and then Soldiers’ Angels. I had read one of Hugh Hewitt’s books on the run-up to the 2004 election, which led me to his blog. He linked to Greyhawk of Mudville during that fall, and then to Soldiers’ Angels on the eve of Veteran’s Day 2004. The rest, shall we say, is history.
More tomorrow! For now...
Citizen blogger I was most delighted to meet and chat with: Bill Roggio of The Fourth RailFunniest and amazing milblogger with an extra cool wife: Chuck Z, recipient of the very first Valour IT laptop.
Milblogger I was most disappointed not to meet: Greyhawk... 'cause, well, he deployed on THURSDAY. One day before the conference. Timing? Bueller? Darn.