Well, I promised an announcement about this blog before the New Year, and here it is!
I've been having a lot of fun doing this blog over the past several months. I feel it provides a service; I'd love it if more people read it (at least posted to it), but who doesn't??? And I do need to improve a little bit. I guess I should become more known to the local blog "community." I've missed all the local bloggers' get togethers that Jessie Newburn promotes (I was going to the last one, but I got pulled into family activities at the last minute) and I won't make that a habit in 2009. Similarly, I need to make more of habit of reading to and posting to other local blogs. They are, as a whole, quite good.
As 2009 draws near (and when the New Year's fireworks appear over Sydney harbor, dammit, that means 2009 is on!) I do want to let people know about a change I'm making in content. This blog will start to look more outside of Howard County. I do feel that the majority of posts will continue to be immediately local. However, there are too many important decisions, and happenings, going on in the immediate region, as well as with state government, etc. that deserve review and comment.
The limiting factor will be things that have an effect upon Howard County. So, this won't turn into a gossip column ("Hey, about that Palin family and their crazy family names? Are those people insane or what???") because such things don't affect Howard County. I think the lowest point of this blog came earlier this year, when in response to a post I put up about an anti-choice demonstration in Howard County, a couple of anti-choice advocates from out of state decided to use the blog as their soapbox for a while. I appreciated the traffic but the original post was NOT about choice or abortion! Because that is not a Howard County issue per se.
We'll see how this goes. As with all things, it'll be a work in progress, I'm sure.
OK, I promised a short post today, and I'm dangerously close to lying! Happy New Year to all!