Normally, Summer is the slow time for local politics. Fewer public meetings and fewer big decisions lead to fewer good stories. Typically, the budget gets wrapped up in early June, and that's about it.
Not this year though. June turned out to be the all time best month for aShortChronicle.
June set a record in monthly page views and also contained the best all time week and best all time day of the last 4 1/2 years.
June bested the previous monthly record of page views by a whopping 33%. The previous record was set last November in the runup to the municipal elections.
What's interesting about these numbers is that even when removing the record day, it still would have been a record month by a significant double-digit percentage margin (15%). Said another way, the record month was not solely driven by this outlier, but instead was driven by increased average daily readership.
That's something that bodes well for the future.
Thanks go out to all of you who read, provide tips and backgrpund information, and share the stories here at aShortChronicle.
Sometimes these stories rub people the wrong way, something evidenced by the pushback some of them receive. However, by comparison the overwhelmingly positive feedback makes dealing with the naysayers all worthwhile.
Thanks again! Your support is greatly appreciated!