High Impact Reads - March week 2

Do you remember when Anglico was pimping BlueNC's numbers and was excited about the fact we consistently had over 1000 unique visitors each day? It wasn't that long ago and we are now averaging almost 2000 each day. Of the 14 completed days in March, seven of them brought over 2000 unique visitors to BlueNC. [The fourth highest being yesterday for BlueNC Women on Wednesdays!]

The word is out. We have an awesome community bringing news from almost every corner of North Carolina. Every single one of us makes a difference whether we're writing diaries, comments or just joking around. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

This weeks numbers include two threads that include two threads that are rich with discussions of basketball. I decided when I started this a couple weeks ago to include open threads because they are an important part of our discussion. When they start to take over the top ten, we'll exclude them.

Here are your top ten diaries determined solely by unique visitor count over the past week:

#1 Anglico - Calling all BlueNC Veterans
#2 Robert P. - Another Good Day for John Edwards
#3 Anglico - Walter Jones Following God's Path

#4 Blue South - ACC Tournament Open Thread
#5 Robert P. - This Looks Like a Job For....
#6 Anglico - More hoops/ACC Finals Open Thread
#7 The Southern Dem - Diminishing Economic Prospects for Rural NC
#8 Leslie H - Love the Sinner
#9 Screwy Hoolie - Shuler Surrenders Oversight to Bush, Votes for Endless Deployment in Iraq
#10 Anglico - Orr in a Pickle

Remember, this doesn't measure the quality of writing or the awesomeness of the writer. :)

We had 28 new users register here this past week and only one diary can claim at least some influence in four registrations - Calling All BlueNC Veterans. Way to go, A. Bring those lurkers out!

Once again, I haven't placed this on the front page.

Comments

I'll check back in a bit

I'm washing window sills. Wanna come help?

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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The veterans

stuff should bring out a lot of people.

SD- an idea for future WoWs, see if you cant get some of the women we have in the state house and senate (or maybe elaine marshall etc) to live blog. We have some great choices, would be a cool way to expand.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

I can just see our founding fathers smilin' down on us

getting more politicians and candidates online has to be the embodiment of democracy. Two great experiments merging, good idea Blue.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

We already have some folks working on it!

It is a great idea. I think we're going to ease them in with interviews first unless someone really wants to give it a shot.

A's Veteran's Day idea gave me a few other ideas for "issue" days.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

off the top of my head

Names I would suggest are:
Sen Janet Cowell
Rep Deborah Ross (Grier Martin might be able to help with either of them)
Rep Susan Fisher?
Rep Melanie Goodwin (her husband blogs here sometimes)

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

almost forgot

Sen Julia Boseman

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

Senator Julia Boseman

Melanie Wade Goodwin. We've spoken. She's very nice and I think she would agree to an interview, but probably wouldn't be interested in live-blogging yet. She goes by all three names. :)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

my apologies

to her on the three names. my mistake

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

Might I suggest

Margaret Dickson?

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