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A Bit of Blog Housekeeping on The Pragmatic Historian

I’ve been blogging madly these past few weeks, publishing 3 posts a week as I work to get my blog established. Mostly, this is a strategy that I hoped would allow Google to find and index The Pragmatic Historian quickly. My strategy seems to have worked. The blog shows up on the first page of Google results when you search for it by name. It’s #6 on the page, which isn’t too shabby. Now that…

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Why Be a Pragmatic Historian?

When discussing any topic, it’s useful to start with definitions so that everyone involved is on the same page. I sincerely believe this is one of the reasons for the political polarization we see in the United States today, a lack of common, agreed-upon definitions. Instead, terms like “family values” or “immigration” are tossed around and people nod or shake their heads at whoever is using the term, depending upon the definition they are operating…

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New Web Design & New Website

┬áIf you haven’t visited my website in a while, you’ll see I’ve made significant changes. New WordPress theme, new header image, which means a new look. But the part you can’t see, the back-end architecture in web-speak, is that I have purchased server space from a web hosting company. This provides me more control over my website(s) (yes, I have more than one!), allowing me to avoid advertising I don’t want on my site. The…

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