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Looking At The Numbers: Top Posts From The Past Year

The majority of the 70,000 plus hits (over 200 unique readers per day) that have landed at MyWHaT this year have done so via the homepage, however, certain posts rose to the top this year through direct hits. That typically happens through topic searches, posts being featured on other BLOGS or by links shared in the cloud. Thank you for sharing.

I was looking at those and found it interesting to see what has registered and what hasn’t with MyWHaT readers.

Does the list match your experience? Are any posts missing?

The Top 15 MyWHaT Posts

Guest contributor’s indicated by an * and rolling over the links. 

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# 15. Who wants to ‘Take the River Back’? *

# 14. Life doesn’t end after giving up the car…far from it *

# 13. A One-Way Desert of Parking: State Street *

# 12. Needed: Crowd Sourcing The Grand Vision

# 11. The Old Town Bypass Capitulation…?

# 10. Sense of place: Traverse City needs an ‘SOB Square’ *

# 9. What exactly is an epistle & other interesting chatter

# 8. TC Commission Lodged between opposing priorities

(Did you adopt a commissioner? )

# 7. Bride & groom reclaim 8th St. with wedding guests

# 6. Man chooses bus over car ownership, survives

# 5. A Quick Lesson In The Art Of The Two-Wheeled Winter Commute

# 4. Making the Leap-Going Carless: breaking down the numbers *

# 3. Natural playscapes and free range kids; set them free

# 2. Just say’in, sometimes angry motorists deserve a little visit from our friends in blue *

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#1. Got Parking? Hell Yeah.

(Number 1 is a bit anti-climatic, but it was picked up by a few national BLOGS & tweeted like mad….I guess, it’s what you get for reading Physics Central. Plus, parking is “hot” right now. )

Honorable mentions:

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NOTE: A lot of people enter the site via the Editor’s Profile page, Declaration of Intent or the Michigan Roundabouts & Resources page, but I pulled those out of the list.

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Your Comments MatterComments: we welcome your comments, please don’t be shy. The more questions, perspectives and general participation we have here the better. What’s on your mind?

  1. Dave
    December 27, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Gary,

    I’ve enjoyed reading this blog for the last month or so. I think it is organized in a way that makes it more seamless to read.

    The white background, separation lines, bullet points, pictures, videos.

    The only thing that it’s missing in relation to me is more relevance, because it includes a local focus in some posts and I am not in Traverse City. I still think it’s a useful tool to inform and keep people in the loop while providing your insight and input on local issues and happenings.

    Lastly, though unrelated, I’m not sure how to contact you directly (I see boxes in your profile but they are rather small and not sure if they are for brief messages or what), but you posted a video by a one-time grad student (post with panda on a bike), and the topic of a paper he wrote that I came across is “The Rise of Electric Two-wheelers in China: Factors for their Success and Implications for the Future”. You may have read it or have the paper at least, but I thought I’d share. http://pubs.its.ucdavis.edu/publication_detail.php?id=1125

  2. December 28, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Thank you for the reply, encouragement and the link to the e-bike paper. I remember the first time I noticed the rise of the e-bike in China. I was people watching in Nanjing when I started to notice that grandmas were whizzing by me without exerting any effort whatsoever. It took me a few moments to realize what was going on, but not until after I made the comment to a friend praising the health of China’s elders. This was 2001 and e-bikes weren’t widespread, yet, but they would be within 6 months.

    Also, I’m in the middle of updating some of the static pages and playing with adding forms to pages so readers may send messages. I’ve also created a stand alone page for this purpose: Send Us A Message

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