Here’s the yearly countdown of the most popular posts on this site:
Looking at an extended list of the top posts, I don’t think I could have predicted which posts would’ve gone viral. It’s a mix of mostly current-events-related posts mixed in with a couple of essays that could’ve been published at anytime. Only a few of the posts covered topics virtually no one else online was writing about — even though I’d like to post more things like that in the future.
One story that I thought would get more attention but didn’t even crack the top 500 posts on this site was my profile of Anne Nicol Gaylor. I’m okay with that. That was a story I wanted to tell for a while and I finally had a chance to do it. There are a few more stories like that I’d like to work on next year.
In any case, thanks to all of you for reading and giving us the motivation to continue bringing you these stories. And a special thank you to everyone who sent us tips! A lot of our best posts came from your suggestions and our readers often pointed us to local stories that weren’t being covered anywhere else.
Here’s to another great year!
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