If you live in Howard County, take a few minutes to enjoy HoCo360's post about Athar Khan -- the "Columbia Bike Guy."
This kind of creation is journalism, and it's difficult. It takes skill with a camera and words. It also takes time -- hours to create and (I'd argue) years of living to understand the full story. If you want to write about a place, this should be your goal. A stream of opinions makes us bloggers; telling someone else's stories makes us useful.