Military.com Acquires Milblogging Military Blog Directory
Posted on January 18, 2006Military.com has acquired Milblogging.com, a directory of over 1,150 military blogs, and added it to its network of military-related websites. Milblogging was started by Spc. Jean Paul Borda, an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran. Borda blogged from Afghanistan in 2004-2005 and started Milblogging.com after returning from deployment.
Milblogging.com organizes milblogs by rank, gender, country, branch and language as well as alphabetically. They run an annual contest for milblogs called the Milbloggie. They also do a great job of finding new milblogs each week.
Christopher Michel, President and founder of Military.com, said in the announcement, "This move is part of our ongoing efforts to identify emerging technologies and innovations that connect and inform the community, including soldier-journalism. Our bringing the highly popular Defensetech.org blog on board in 2004 demonstrated the power of hosting a world-class blog along side a thriving online community."