Each December, someone asks me, “So, what were your most popular stories of the year?”
I usually don’t know—not exactly anyway.
But, recently, I looked them up—the most read online stories anyway, since we don’t know which stories gained the most offline interest via our monthly print magazine.
So, without further ado, on this Dec. 31, I give you our top-10 most-read online stories of 2019, as judged by the number of reader page views. Click on the links to read these popular posts, listed in countdown order in the spirit of New Year’s Eve.
I was surprised by the variety of stories, which included a few business stories, a concert story, an arrest story and an obit. Stories concerning H*MAC took two spots.
All but one were online-only stories, likely because people only had access to those stories via our website, as opposed to also being able to read them in our print magazine. Also, most were breaking news stories. The exceptions were a magazine story about changing worship habits (“Religious Movement”), a blog/editorial (“Frogger on Foster”) and an online feature about a homeless camp (“Out by Sunday”).
We look forward to continuing to serve the greater Harrisburg community with many more features, breaking news stories and opinion pieces in 2020.
Happy New Year, everyone!
Lawrance Binda is co-publisher/editor in chief of TheBurg.