Welcome to the new and improved Wings Over Iraq

Wings Over Iraq has officially moved to its new, WordPress-powered home, complete with its own domain name, www.wingsoveriraq.com.

There’s still a bit of housekeeping to do–such as the Blogroll–but I think you’ll enjoy the new look.  I’ve also expanded to Tumblr, which cross-posts to the official Wings Over Iraq Facebook page, as well as my Twitter feed.  You can also find the links to these accounts at the top of the screen, plus a link to the RSS feed on the right side.

While the official blog site itself will slow down, that doesn’t mean I’ll be any less active.  Most of your daily news links will pop up on the Facebook page, which also cross-posts to Twitter.  The Tumblr page also includes a whole slew of great videos and pictures.

Contrary to the claim that milblogs are dying, I’d like to think that they’re evolving instead.  Whereas in the past, blogs might be used to share a simple link, Twitter and Facebook have now filled that niche.  Thus, the daily chatter has subsided, leaving behind longer, more thoughtful posts.

Hope you enjoy the new look.  Here’s to an eventful future, filled with great stories, rigorous analysis, and lots of LOLcats.

About Crispin Burke

Major Crispin Burke is a US Army aviator qualified in the UH-60 and LUH-72 helicopters. Major Burke has served in the 82nd Airborne Division, 10th Mountain Division, and Joint Task Force-Bravo in Honduras. In what is likely a sad statement on the state of humanity, Major Burke's writings, musings, and irreverent cartoons have been featured at Small Wars Journal, National Defense University, Foreign Policy Online, Wired Magazine, Egremont, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Great Satan's Girlfriend.
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5 Responses to Welcome to the new and improved Wings Over Iraq

  1. Adam Stone says:

    When I had a blog up during my time in Iraq in 2009, I had just converted from Blogger to WordPress. I couldn’t have been happier with the flexibility and the interface. You’ll love WordPress.

    Welcome to the revolution.

  2. Eric C says:

    Congrats ont he new site, love the look.

  3. Graham J. says:

    Excellent choice; WordPress is awesome. One question though: will you be restoring a full-text RSS feed? Right now it’s just doing the excerpt thing.

  4. Starbuck says:

    Just excerpts? Hmmm…

    Any idea how I change this? I’m told there are ways I can view and edit directories in my WordPress domain, but I haven’t seen them.

  5. Graham J. says:

    Are you using the free wordpress.com with the extra charge for your own domain name? Or WordPress.org? If it’s wordpress.com, on the sidebar from your dashboard, go down to “Settings” and underneath it, click “Reading.” There’s an option “For each article in a feed, show:” and either “full text” or “excerpt.” Make sure the former is selected.

    If it’s wordpress.org, it may very well work the same way, but I’m not sure.

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