Well I don’t know when blogging really became well known throughout the internet, but I know I started to blog once i created my website www.transitioningveteran.com .
A friend of mine told me about adding a blog to my website gaining the attention of many bloggers. It was a great idea as now i have the opportunity to first hand speak to many veterans through my blog without having to leave my home.
Once I started my blog and began reading up on what it takes to blog i soon realized that a lot of military members blog.
For instance, here’s a great article from USA TODAY about military bloggers and how many of them are blogging from war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
Here is another site that has an incredible amount of blogs from military members.
Never would i have thought i would take to blogging, though here I’am today.
On the other hand the Military has sought to take action towards blogs as many blogs are posting lots of images that the military says could be a threat to military tactics. Here is an article from 2005, yes it’s and old article though i’m sure the military is still keeping their eyes peeled about what service members are posting on their blogs.
However in the end i have learned that blogging has created a new world for many. A world where many can go to get away from the images of the battle field, find other people in the service dealing with the same issues, a place to express their thoughts and feelings, and a place where people can keep in touch and make new friends.
Military members of all sort from, military moms, wives, retired veterans, new veterans, soldiers in the field and other military members in different rolls are jumping onto the blog band wagon and helping the veteran community on a whole new level.
I’m still curious as to peoples answer to a question I have.
Being a member of the U.S. Military, What has Blogging done for you?