Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Silver Spring Penguin Closing Down

Jennifer Deseo, the founder, editor and lead writer for the Silver Spring Penguin has announced that the blog will stop posting new content as of January 15, 2010. Deseo and her spouse are leaving the area.

This is a serious blow for residents of Montgomery County and the state's blogosphere. The Penguin has been an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Downtown Silver Spring. Deseo was omnipresent at countless events and meetings, covering politics, new businesses and restaurants, land use planning, the Purple Line and virtually anything else that happened in downtown. Deseo also set an example for journalistic bloggers by focusing on original content rather than derivative opinions. If you did not read the Penguin, you did not know what was going on in Silver Spring. Few blogs in Maryland have reached that status.

We hope that Deseo's new neighbors will benefit from her talents if she decides to start another local blog in her new location!