Countdown begins for 100,000 views on HJ Blog

Oct. 13, 2008

Just after its one-year anniversary, the HJ Blog is scheduled to reach its 100,000 view

By Lynda Jensen

The countdown has begun for the HJ Blog to reach its 100,000 view. The Blog started up Oct. 1, 2007 and just reached its one-year anniversary two weeks ago. It registered 91,400 views Friday, and if it continues on the same track, will reach 100,000 views in November.

The Community Forum started Feb. 24, 2008 and reached 75,000 views Friday. In comparison, the Herald Journal and Enterprise Dispatch have about about 3,100 print readers each.

The following are the top 10 HJ Blog topics posted online:

Top 10 Blogs for Herald Journal
1. Caring Bridge update on Kacie Carlsted
2. HLWW middle school: renovate current building or build new?
3. Winsted teen struck in Mankato (Ben Daigle)
4. Mystery Photo
5. Roundabouts won’t kill you
6. HLWW School Board is waiting for answers
7. Last homecoming for McLeod West is loss
8. Best Buy to come to Hutchinson
9. Tourists invited to see autumn leaves (video of Ely volunteers 'painting' leaves)
10. How to drive a roundabout (video)

Top 10 Blogs for Enterprise
1. Mystery Photo
2. Homecoming king and queen chosen (ED)
3. What are your thoughts on a new fire hall?
4. Should horses be allowed in Wright County parks?
5. Eight FFA American Degree FFA winners are from Dassel-Cokato
6. Winners of the Red Rooster 5 mile run announced
7. Best Buy to come to Hutchinson
8. Can you find a bigger tree? (Large cottonwood tree)
9. Tourists invited to see autumn leaves (video of Ely volunteers 'painting' leaves)
10. How to drive a roundabout (video)

Top 10 topics on the Community Forum
1. Web Site of the Week by Mark Ollig
2. Gardening advice from MN Extension Service (various topics)
3. Pooling our Resources (budget ideas)
4. Humor Me (jokes)
5. HLWW Middle School poll and comments
6. Whatever happened to Tree Houses?
7. Librarian Favorites (various topics)
8. Inspirational Stories
9. Illegal Immigration -- We can’t afford it
10. Who doesn’t like something for free? (tips on free stuff)

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