Although major newspapers and magazines (e.g. Time) publish Person of the Year and News of the Year, these are selected by journalists and not the readers of these publications. But the blog format provides a way of measuring interest – the number of hits and the number of comments. Although the Cobourg News Blog email goes out to about 1200 subscribers, not everyone clicks on the link to read more. And although others look at the home page, not everyone goes past that to the detailed articles. So what are Cobourg people really interested in? I have listed below what people read about in 2019 with ranking based on hits. Note that unlike many web sites, the count of hits does not include multiple views by one person inside a 4 hour window so if you are comparing, these numbers will be more realistic.
2019 Popular posts as measured by Hits
|Poutine festival coming to Cobourg||30 Jan 2019||3441||45|
|Christmas Lights Changed for 2019||11 Nov 2019||3227||10|
|Major Changes in Garbage and Recycling Collection
Updated at this page.
|9 May 2019||3093||60|
|Development News||27 Feb 2019||2826||55|
|Cannabis Facility Update||7 Feb 2019||2655||11|
|New Hotel planned
More details here.
|7 Sept 2019||2558||9|
|Sidewalk Sale and Sandcastle Competition 2019||3 Aug 2019||2455||17|
|Update on House prices in Cobourg
Now has a dedicated page
|14 July 2019||2306||5|
|Local Riding has a new MP||22 Oct 2019||2280||15|
Notable for number of Comments
|Dramatic Presentation on Climate Crisis||20 Nov 2019||1803||153|
|Climate Change Demonstration in Cobourg||27 Sept 2019||1860||131|
|Cobourg Couple Planning Long Trip in their Tesla||16 Nov 2019||2058||122|
|New Sidewalk Priority Plan||11 Oct 2019||1444||103|
You can form your own opinions from this but it’s notable that Climate change topics stir people up.
Note that the hits and comments counts are accurate as of 11:42 am, 30 Dec.