On a comment from today's post, I discovered another food blogger in Howard County -- Elizabeth on Fiercely Fresh.
Then drafting this post, I stumbled on another -- The Soffrito, where Victoria writes about gardening and cooking. I loved her post about rain barrels and wondered if I could get those installed while Mrs. HowChow is on this business trip.
I try to link to local blogs. I vividly remember nice people who shared my early posts, and I enjoy connecting readers to local blogs. We have a nice mix of local food blogs -- some reviewing restaurants, some sharing recipes, some people writing broadly but with "food posts" noted with categories. I keep a list in the right column. If you're writing regularly from Howard County, feel free to email me.
My blogging advice: 1) Post regularly. People return to blogs that update a few times a week. 2) Relax. Regular posting is harder than you think, so just get back on the horse when you have a slow period. 3) Take photos. They make the page interesting, and they tell Google that you're a real person. 4) Use categories. I link to some blogs using the "food" category. 5) Get listed on HoCoBlogs.
Jessie X -- If we get a bunch posting regularly, the "food section" is going to need an extra long area like those "community" blogs.