I've been reviewing all the numbers and I still don't see a pattern. Sometimes the top diaries are original reporting, sometimes commentary and sometimes open threads. There are weeks the front-pagers have more diaries in the top ten and some weeks we don't.
If there is anything I've noticed is that we have more traffic on threads that are discussing our takes on breaking NC news. Jim Black's resignation, Tricia Cotham's appointment, etc. We don't break the news, but we offer more depth to it. Fortunately, we always seem to have someone on top of breaking news.
Basically, the numbers continue to tell me that every diary and every writer is important to those who show up here looking for news about North Carolina politics. The following are this week's numbers:
#1. The Southern Dem - Tricia Cotham Selected to Replace Jim Black
#2. Robert P. - Edwards Says What Clinton and Obama Can't
#3. Robert P. - Bonior, Edwards, Auto Plants, Textile Mills, Coal Mines and Me
#4. Gregflynn - War and Peace on the National Mall Saturday
#5. Anglico - Jones Calls out Bush, Dole McHenry Do Disappearing Act
#6. Anglico - Great Op-Ed Column in N & O on Navy's OLF Plans
#7. Anglico - Open Thread - Weekend Wound Up
#8. The Southern Dem - Twofer: Young Dems Convention & Reception for Larry Kissell on Saturday 3/24
#9. Deamondeac - Southern Surrender versus Southern Strategy Debate Tomorrow Night
#10. Anglico - Money on the Line