These are the pieces that got viewed the most online, of my articles that
ran in the paper this year. Seems to be heavily skewed to the past two months,
and to anything with Mitt Romney in it. Some of that is probably due to growing interest in the GOP 2012 contest.
Special issue contributions are apparently my secret strength. Oh, and I went through
#11 to include my Ayanna Pressley piece. (Earlier: My 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2011.)
1) Mitt Rewrites Himself, Feb. 11
I don't know how many of the views came when I originally reported it, and
how many after Rick Perry started using it in the campaign many months later.
What I do know is that now I feel obligated to scour the paperback version of
Perry's latest book, which comes out January 3rd.
2) Last Chance in Brighton,
My story about progressive
candidate for state senate Tim Schofield. This senate district probably has the
highest concentration of Phoenix readers
anywhere, so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised this got so many hits.
3) Night of the Living Newt, Dec. 15
Well, who wouldn’t want to read my
take on Gingrich’s 15 minutes as frontrunner?
4) Quiz: Candidate Or Criminal?, Dec. 21
My fun twist on the 2012 race, for
our annual year in review issue.
5) The Year Ahead In Mitt, Dec. 28
For our annual year-ahead issue.
6) The Right To Occupy, Nov. 22
My analysis of the court case –
and through it, the movement’s future. Got a lot of positive feedback on this
one, from all sides. Well, except commenter “Occufukoff,” who as you’ll see was
7) It’s Mitt & Scott’s Party Now, Nov. 16
My look at soon-to-be MassGOP
chair Robert MaGinn.
8) God Hates FAQs, May 19
One of my two contributions to our
special Rapture issue (along with Bliss of Rapture).
9) The Ex-Mitt Club, Nov. 2
Latest results of my years-long
obsession with Romney campaign-finance reports.
10) Unfinished (Monkey) Business, Aug. 4
For our special Monkey issue, I
relived the mystery of the Danville
mystery monkey. I’m amazed that, as far as I know of, we got no grief over the
fantastic accompanying photo-illustration.
11) Elvis Is Queen, Aug. 12
My profile/analysis of first-term city councilor