Four Years of Harrisonburg News

Brent Finnegan -- July 16th, 2010

Saturday the 17th marks four years since was first launched.

Since we started tracking traffic (in the spring of 2007) we’ve had more than 114,000 visitors, 491,000 visits and 1.6 million pageviews.

As always, we rely on the community to help direct our efforts. Continuing that trend, we are seeking your input to keep us pointed us in the right direction. Take a few seconds to participate in this poll, and leave a comment telling us what you like (or don’t like) about what we’re doing.

What should hburgnews focus on? Please pick no more than three.
City Council (local government)
Breaking news (house fires, car crashes, etc.)
Arts & Culture (restaurant previews, art shows, etc.)
Our elected state and federal representatives
Environmental reporting (local waterways, air quality, etc.)
Local economy
Immigration issues, local immigrant population
Transportation (roads, bike lanes, funding, etc.)
Other (please explain in the comments)
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Thanks to all our readers, contributors, commenters, Facebook fans, Flickr photographers, Twitter hashtag reporters, and now underwriters, for making this local news network possible.

Here’s to four more years.

7 Responses to “Four Years of Harrisonburg News”

  1. Kevin Edwards says:

    welp. i voted.

  2. Renee says:

    Congrats, hburgnews!

  3. Emmy says:

    Congrats! This site has come so far and has done some great stories.

  4. kuato says:

    I didn’t vote. Why on earth would you choose to eliminate any of those options from your focus?

    In any case, happy birthday. Great job. Love you guys.

  5. mtnsailor says:

    Brent & team, We add congratulations to the many positive replies that you’al have been/ will get at this large milestone.
    I marked “other” at bottom- hoping that this site & team can continue to often find & discuss locally-driven topics and the key leaders of them. Yes, there’s too much bad/ crazy stuff going on; but, its neat & inspiring to learn about the many local folks who are doing good work. For ex.- like Betty Newell doing all the volunteer work with “Way To Go”- which brings affordable, reliable transportation to very tough cases needing a “hand-up” vs. hand-out.

  6. Joe says:

    Congrats! I voted!

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