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A Decade of History Rhymes

A Decade of History Rhymes

It is hard to believe that an entire decade has elapsed since I published my first History Rhymes blog post entitled "Starting Out." A lot has changed in the past ten years and I have big plans for it for the future.

Downtime

I am sorry to report that History Rhymes experienced some downtime yesterday and this morning. There was a major problem with the server which hosts History Rhymes which led to the website not being reachable. Everything seems to now be up and running again and I hope that this problem with not occu...
Five Years of History Rhymes

Five Years of History Rhymes

It is really hard to believe that History Rhymes has been around now for five years. I have scheduled this entry to be posted exactly five years to the minute after my my first introduction post. So much has happened in the time since I wrote that post that it makes it seems as though it was ages ag...
How I research articles

How I research articles

Lately several people have written to me asking how I research articles for History Rhymes. I feel, therefore, it is appropriate to address this question publicly so that everyone who would like to know has the opportunity to find out.

New Design

I am pleased to announce that History Rhymes now has a brand new design. It is a completely custom design I have been working on for quite some time now and I really hope you enjoy it! The new site was designed to be easy to read and yet mimic the way books looked that...

Starting Anew

There comes a time in the history of just about every blog where the author has to pen a post apologizing for an extended absence. That time for me is now. I have not made any updates to History Rhymes for the majority of the year (since January!). Much has happened in that time and...

Some more changes

Update: I have since deleted the Twitter account mentioned below meaning the “historyalex” account is no longer mine. I know it has been a while since I’ve posted anything meaningful, but I’ve been incredibly busy focusing on my MA and all the work that goes along with that. ...

Some changes

Things have been extremely hectic as of late and unfortunately, I really haven’t had any time to post anything on History Rhymes. Graduate school is far more work-intensive than undergraduate school is and so my days have been crammed full of work. More articles will be coming soon though, tha...

Introducing: The Old Journal

As a lot of my readers know, I have a very strong interest in Victorian British history as well as the history of the American west. Because of this, I've decided to create a new blog which will focus only on Victorian British history.

Temporary Outage (Spambots)

I apologize for the temporary outage. I’ve been getting hit pretty hard with spambots and my hosting service shut down service to my account. I think I’ve got it taken care of after doing some careful research about redirecting traffic coming from spambots so that they don’t hit th...
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