Getting started

Hi there, HoCo Blogger!

Welcome to the vibrant, connected and growing community of HoCo bloggers and their readers. We’d like to invite you to get more involved in the local community. Here are some ways you can do that —

  1. Get informed. Visit and get to know some of Howard County’s bloggers and hot topics in the community. And check out this blog and the “For Bloggers” section in the navigation bar.

  2. Highlight your local posts. Blogging about a Howard County event, restaurant, issue or concern? We have a number of unique keywords to include in your posts; these keywords will help get your post in front of more local readers.

  3. Show your blogger pride. Add a hocoblogs badge to your blog.

  4. Connect and be in the stream. We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  5. Use local hashtags. If you use Twitter, FB and/or Instagram these local hashtags are a great addition to your locally focused posts.

  6. Be seen. We — and others — host parties, workshops and events for bloggers, their readers and social media enthusiasts.

There’s a lot going on! And, our hope is that by blogging and connecting with local readers and other bloggers, you’ll experience an expanded sense of community, engagement and connection in, and to, Howard County.

See you around town!

Jessie Newburn & Robin Abello