Thanks for reading NA Confidential, where we annoyingly burrow beneath the headlines to offer unique local perspectives. July was yet another fine month in terms of blog traffic, and the posts highlighted here attest to a keen interest in local stories, perhaps because they’re not being served elsewhere (paging Bill Hanson).
For as long as we’ve been compiling “top ten” lists, these statistics have remained somewhat constant. Formerly the rankings forming these lists were based on what I believed, mistakenly or otherwise, to be unique hits.
Perhaps this is an archaic concept, and speaking personally, I’m about as non-technical as a blogger can be, but the long and short of it is that at some point, something changed. It may have to do with a new definition of comprehensive “stats” as defined by Google.
I really don’t know, and it doesn’t matter very much, because it’s easy to see that the busier a post at the Facebook portal, the higher the numbers here. The proportions are the same, and that’s good enough for me.
The list begins with ten “honorable mention” posts, before concluding with the Top Ten, escalating to No. 1. The top post for July has become the most-read post in the history of NA Confidential.
It may also be the saddest.
So it goes.
TEN HONORABLE MENTION
Best essay about walking this year: “People in cars killing and injuring people on foot,” or the end of walking.
FINAL REMINDER: In case you missed the Louisville Magazine feature profile of “a small-town dissident.”
From roadway bomb craters to pedestrian death investigations: This morning’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting — with the undermanned newspaper AWOL.
Apocalypse WOW: Pat McLaughlin thinks toll evaders will stop to shop in New Albany. Jeff Gahan doesn’t return calls. Welcome to tolling preparedness, New Albany-style.
Wrong-way deer on wrong-way Spring Street in wrong-way city. At least there’ll be venison tarts for high tea.
For better or worse, there’ll be a brand new auto-centric White Castle at an already dangerous and muddled intersection.