Most read articles on Scott E’s Blog in 2021; Plus other interesting stats and accomplishments this year

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:

https://scotteblog.com/2021/01/23/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:

https://scotteblog.com/2021/08/02/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:

https://scotteblog.com/2021/02/03/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

https://scotteblog.com/2021/02/15/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

https://scotteblog.com/2021/08/08/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 (Update: final total in 2021 was 1,170,680). 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).

Scott E

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