As we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the Internet and blogs have radically changed how we share information. There was a time, just a few short years ago, that the financial barriers for entry into the publishing world were large, but periodically someone in Cecil County would venture into that sphere by starting a small newspaper or magazine. But as we entered the new millennium, those restraints were almost completely removed as free blogging sites caught on across the nation and here in the county. We’ve commented on that many times since we launched this blog, which had as its original purpose publishing the “411 on the Mayor and Commissioners of Elkton,” especially by reporting on whatever legacy media didn’t catch at town meetings.
Although Someone Noticed originated as a product with an activist and political orientation, we had other weblogs before the media coverage gap created the necessity for bringing this one to life in August. While we haven’t commented on those additional products on Someone Noticed, some of our regular readers probably located the sites through other links. But now that we’re expanding the focus of this product since the town isn’t going to develop the Maryland Public Open Space, we thought we’d post some information here on the other sites pertaining to the history of the region that you may find enjoyable. At least we hope you do.
We strongly encourage others to launch blogs that bring a wider array of information to Cecil County to fill gaps. Those may address political issues, provide advocacy, or simply be a place to write about your hobby or profession. This is a simple process and a great way to share your work or thoughts with a wider audience in Cecil and the Internet.
If you’re interested in the history and culture of the region, surf over to these sites sometime.