Top 10 Comments Posted by Readers in 2012:
Top 10 Posts Visited By Minnesotans:
Minneapolis Metro Holiday/Christmas Lights Map
Steak America in Burnsville, MN
Minnesota State Fair Bingo
Byblos Lebanese Grill in Burnsville, MN
The Rack Bar & Grill in Burnsville, MN
Valley Tap House in Apple Valley, MN
Zest in Eagan, MN
Spice Thai Cafe in Lakeville, MN
Wicked Palate Food Truck in Burnsville, MN
Copper River Fish and Chop House in Lakeville, MN
Lone Oak Grill in Eagan, MN
Top Ten Most Commented Posts:
Top Ten Most Well “Liked” Posts:
Other Fun Comment Stats:
1. Lefty has the most comment likes with 1183 but he also has the most dislikes (1104).
2. There were 12 fewer posts this year than 2011.
3. MSPD was the first reader to post for the 2000th time.
4. 6174 comments in 2012 was the first dip ever, but comments/post (20.24) was 2nd highest.
After a job change; a second super-cute baby who spent a week in the NICU after she was born and the next 4 months miserable; and a move to complete my grad program early, I admit that I have not done even half of what I used to do here. I have many times questioned whether it’s worth it; whether the blog format is dead; whether it’s really worth anyone’s time to keep up with the public officials and what they do with our money. While I still have three more months to go until my program is complete (although I only have one class remaining!) these questions will remain on my mind. I love the community you all built here and I love digging through everything. I’m sure once my calendar clears up some my brain will have more space to process and everything will hopefully come back to normal. However, I still thought it was imperative that I apologize for not providing the quality content to which you were all accustomed. Volunteer or not, I still take this somewhat seriously.
That said, we have voting on best comment of the year coming up on Sunday and we need to have a list of comments you feel are worthy for inclusion! What was your favorite post in 2012? What would you like to see more of in 2013? Whatever you have to say go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear what you have to say.