Today is the final day of 2021. I thought I would take a little time to document a few things that are of interest to me (and maybe my readers in Carroll County and Howard County).
Here are the Top 5 most read articles on Scott E’s Blog in 2021:
#1 Jan 23, 2021: A message from Governor Hogan to Maryland teachers, parents, and education leaders:
#2 Aug 02, 2021: Mask Mandates in Maryland Schools: What we know up to this point:
#3 Feb 03, 2021: Howard County Education Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing Work to Rule effective Feb 22nd:
#4 Feb 15, 2021: A man reported missing on Jan 29 was found deceased on Sunday near his home in Savage
#5 Aug 08, 2021: Updated Mask Mandates in Maryland Schools: Washington County Public Schools to return without a mask mandate
Some other Blog stats and accomplishments in 2021:
Total articles written in 2021: 1,523 published posts (counting this one).
Total page views for 2021: 1,168,000+ page views (I will update the exact number on January 1st). In 2020 the Blog had 1,220,921 page views.
2021 Howard Magazine Best Blog Award: For the third consecutive year Scott E’s Blog was awarded Best Blog in Howard County. Some very good friends of mine had a Best Blog Championship Belt made to celebrate the accomplishment:
I really do have some wonderful friends and this will be something I will always cherish. BIG THANKS to Matt, Debbie, Jeremy, Wendi and Zach.
Looking at the various videos and online interviews in 2021:
On Facebook the most viewed video was: Howard County Virtual Town Hall Hosted by Scott E’s Blog: The HCPSS Reopening Plan: https://fb.watch/aexwyLeNwA/
On Facebook the most viewed interview was: Interview with members of the Rouse Project: https://fb.watch/aexQeaTc-l/
On YouTube the most viewed video was: HCEA Testimony to the HoCoBOE on 2 11 21: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gH_yeqquzU
On YouTube the most viewed interview was: Interview with Ken Ulman and Sabina Taj about The Rouse Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfh8Isy7RF8
I am not sure if this will be my final post of 2021 (will depend on if any big news items comes out today)…if this is my final post of the year, I want to wish you all a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. I look forward to 2022 and I hope maybe this year we get back to some sort of normal.
As a reminder…I hope you can join me on January 4th to celebrate the Blogs 8th Anniversary and hear a special announcement during that Live Broadcast (at 7:00am).