Top 10 Most Opened Blog Posts of 2018

by Ashley Bean Thornton

One of my favorite things to do in the world is edit the Act Locally Waco blog.

December is a wonderful, but hectic, month for most of us so I thought it might be nice to give my beautiful bloggers a month to focus on family, friends and the joys of the holidays rather than on meeting our blog deadlines.  So, for the month of December we will have one or two new posts, but mainly we will be reprising “2018’s greatest hits.”

I couldn’t possibly pick my favorites – so I used the simple (cop out?)  approach of pulling up the 10 blog posts that got the most “opens” according to our Google Analytics.  It is an intriguing collection that gives at least a little insight into the interests and concerns of Act Locally Waco readers.

I hope this list inspires you to go back and re-read your personal favorites.  There have been so many terrific ones… but of course they couldn’t all be in the list of the 10 most opened. I would love for you to reply in the comments or on the Facebook page with a note about some of your favorites.

We will be reposting these in the next few weeks between now and the new year — but I know some of you are “list” people who would like to see them all at once.  So, I offer the list below, with thanks to everyone who has written for the blog this year, with pride in what we have created together, and with no small amount of wonder at the beautiful complexity that makes up our beloved community!  Enjoy!

Think of it as a Christmas present from your community to you, and invitation for you to write in 2019! – ABT

  1. I admit it…I did not want to go to the March for our Lives  by Ashley Bean Thornton (676)
  2. Downtown Dwellers: Waco Cha Launch  by Jaja Chen (561)
  3. What is “Co-working space?” and Why does Waco need it?  By Caroline Thornton (415)
  4. Ascension Medical Mission at Home, brought to you by Providence by Paige Reinke (394)
  5. “What Were You Wearing, Waco?” by Berkeley Anderson and Geneece Goertzen (348)
  6. Human Trafficking: 5 Things You Need to Know  by Kim Millington (323)
  7. What’s a Community Health Worker? By Christy Perkins (323)
  8. Jacob deCordova: Founding Father of Waco by Monica Shannon (312)
  9. Faith in Action Initiatives provides medical supplies & equipment for non-profits By Matthew Hoffman (311)
  10. Want to have a great time in Waco? There’s an app for that! By Karen Rios (287)
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