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Scott E will retire Scott E’s Blog on February 24, 2022

On the 8th Anniversary of Scott E’s Blog it was announced the Blog will be retired (discontinued) on February 24, 2022.

Scott Ewart made the announcement via a live broadcast on January 4, 2022. You can see the full announcement here:

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Scott E’s Blog is a three time winner of the Howard Magazine Best Blog award (2019, 2020 and 2021). The Blog has nearly 3 million page views since January 2019 and articles written on the Blog are regularly listed in news feeds for Google News and NewsBreak.

Early on the Blog became known for the social media scorecards produced throughout the 2014 election cycle and the advice on using social media usage given to candidates running for office. The blog continued to grow each year to what become it is today, a local news source for Carroll County and Howard County.

Scott Ewart stated “I have loved this hobby of mine. It has been a lot of work, a lot of fun and I am proud of what I have created and grown over the years. That being said, I think it is time for me to take a break and figure out what my next hobby or adventure will be, so I am announcing that I will retire the blog on February 24th of this year.”

Over the next month or so Scott E’s Blog is hoping to focus on candidate interviews with individuals running for office in Carroll County and in Howard County so that the voters get to know a little more about the candidates this election cycle. Scott stated “I feel like I started this blog with a focus on politics and this will be a good focus on my way out of this hobby.”

Scott stated that blog articles will remain online for years to come and the content will be moved over to an archive site for readers interested in past articles. This will also keep articles written on the Blog in Google and other search engines for readers.

Scott closed his online statement with “Thank you all for the support you have given this little hobby of mine. I can not tell you what it has meant to me while sitting in front of the keyboard or in front of the camera at times. It really has meant so much to me to have the support from the communities I have tried my best to inform over the years.”

Scott Ewart
scott@scotteblog.com

13 COMMENTS

  1. ScottE was my main staple for unbiased news for Howard County. Super bummed you are shutting down. I was hoping you could find a way to monetize the platform and actually ramp up production..::.:is there anyone else who could keep this great source for Howard county news active?

  2. Thank you so much for all the time and energy you have given the people of Howard County. I will miss your emails. You truly made me a more informed person and a better citizen of Howard County. You can retire being proud of your contribution

  3. Oh no! I’ve come to rely on you for Howard County news.Any chance you can find someone to take it over? Maybe one person for Howard county and another for Carroll

    I can only imagine how much work it was. Not surprised you need a break

  4. ” a way to monetize the platform ”

    Scott puts in a lot of hours each week –

    interviewing people,
    attending political and social meetings,
    researching articles,
    writing the articles,
    managing and adjusting website structure.

    I’m sure there is very little profit from advertising to justify the many hours each week.

    I will miss reading Scott’s blog every day.

    Scott, thank you for writing the blog.
    Enjoy the extra time you will have with your family and new house.

  5. Scott:

    I’ve subscribed to your blog over the past few years and really appreciate your dedication to updating the community with the local news. And your summaries on the COVID trend for Howard County have been very informative. I will certainly miss reading your updates and unbiased opinions.

    Thank you so much!

  6. Oh no! While I absolutely support the change for the sake of your personal life, I’ve really come to rely on you for local news. I know that you were personally interviewing candidates and creating content, but you were also sometimes disseminating news from other sources such as Business Monthly. For those of us who still hope to stay up to date with local news, is it possible to assemble a list of sources you were using? For example, following the Facebook posts of X politician, subscribing to Y newspaper, or signing up for the email updates from Z community organization. Similarly, you’ve been attending lots of community meetings, but certainly not them all. Which ones were the most informative to watch or attend? Are there certain ones you *always* tune into (say, yearly budget hearings) and others that are often useful? Some that never seemed worth the time? Since you won’t be metaphorically giving us fish anymore, I’m hoping you could teach us some of your fishing techniques in your remaining time available.

    Thank you for all the work you have done over the years and we certainly wish you the best.

  7. Thanks for all that you have done. I have used your blog with my government students to make them aware of the events occurring in their community! You will be missed.

  8. This blog will be missed! I agree with Greg Lovas’ comment: I have come to rely on this blog for unbiased news for HoCo. Thanks for sharing your hobby with us. Best of luck in your new adventures!

  9. Thanks for your copious investment of time and energy Scott. I’ll miss the great updates on our county’s happenings that I always found here during my regular visit to your blog!

  10. Your blog has done more than any other local news source in my memory to keep us informed. Thank you for all of your hard work and generosity. I am very sorry to see this blog end. If more subscribers or a paid version would make it possible for you to continue, I am sure that your current subscribers would help with the effort.

  11. Thank you for your great work over the years! I have only lived in Howard County for a few years, but I have really enjoyed your blog.

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