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. Because of that, it has become our tradition to give our 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 “2019’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 2020! – ABT
10. I Make Kids Cry by Michael Jeter
9. Runaway Rock Star by Kamayah Miles
8. The MCC Cosmetology Salon is Getting a Makeover by Mandie Meier
7. The Tool Shed thrift shop: a new Waco store to benefit Friends for Life by Easton Preston, MSW
6. Reflections on Leadership Waco by Austin Meek
5. Eating Gluten Free in Waco by Ellie Triplett
4. On Rivers and Rye: a Farmers Market Update by Bethel Erickson-Bruce
2. MCC Alum Sweetening up the Neighborhood! by Phillip Ericksen
1. Thinking about how Waco would respond to an influx of immigrants by Grecia Chavira