|On April 4, 1996, Southern Maryland Online went live with a few pages and a dream. We were very excited to get our first hit report, showing that 200 visitors had found us. Today, we serve up over seven million pages a month to more than 250,000 visitors!
In our 18 years of service we've welcomed folks who are relocating to SoMD from all over the world, along with those who have lived in southern Maryland their whole lives. We've helped thousands of people find new jobs, new homes, and new friends. We've celebrated the births of their children, mourned with them when they've lost a loved one and helped them reconnect with long-lost pals. Every week we receive emails from readers whose lives we've touched, and who have touched our lives in return.
Thank you to all of our visitors, who make every day a pleasure to come to work. And special thanks to our sponsors, without whom there would be no Southern Maryland Online. It's been a wonderful 18 years, and we look forward to 18 more!