I've actually had several people tell me I should do a civil war themed blog. Anyone know a good website for blogging they can recommend?
If you aren't overly "techie" then I'd suggest using Blogger (like lots of Google stuff it is pretty easy to use). But Wordpress allows you a lot more flexibility as far as customization of look and feel of the blog.
The one other choice, that I have been toying around with is Tumblr (my daughter has an account). It has a lot of mobility applications to it (and is more multi-media oriented than the others).