If you read one blog today, make it Hoco360.
You should scroll through past posts to see wonderful photos of Howard County, then make it a place where you check back again. Hoco360 is a visual journal aimed, as the author writes, "to show you things you might otherwise miss in a county that on the surface might not seem so interesting."
I don't think blogs will replace the journalism that we have lost as the Sun and WPost retrench, but there is a growing web of blogs -- many collected at Jesse X's Hoco Blogs -- where you can get news and other commentary about Howard County. Hoco360 adds a photo department.
Hoco360 isn't signed as far as I can tell. I'm certainly not the kind of hooligan who would kick off his Twitter feed by outing a fellow blogger. ;-) So I will just say that I'm stunned at the quality that Hoco360's author can get from an iPhone 3G. This isn't even the iPhone 4 with the new, better camera. It is just beautiful work.