On Saturday, Sept. 29, La Mesa Patch (which combined sites to form La Mesa-Mount Helix Patch in March 2012), will celebrate its second anniversary.
During that time, we have worked hard to provide La Mesa and Spring Valley residents with a go-to source of news and information for these neighborhoods.
To date, we have published more than 6,100 articles, which averages out to a whopping 8.3 pieces of new content per day. Our stable of bloggers have also published more than 500 blogs in the last year alone.
Along with those content items, there have also been thousands of original photos published in our bevy of engaging photo galleries.
Here's a list of the stories that have received the most traffic over that time period.
1. There Ought To Be a Law: Californians Getting 725 New Ones in 2011
2. Famed Wing Suit Jumper Shane Murphy Dies in French Alps
3. SDG&E Says Power Restored to All 1.4 Million Customers
4. La Mesan Wins $100K Settlement from SDPD Over Mistaken Arrest
5. Willie Banks Returns to Record Books: Oldest American to High Jump 6 Feet
6. Meet the Patch: Assemblyman Jones Backs State Prisons in Other Nations
7. 'Dark Knight' Massacre Suspect Has San Diego Ties [Video]
8. Beiber's Island Fever Worries This Parent
10. Chris Brown Disrespects Himself by Sexting Nude Photo
2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Patch, and we will continue to provide the community with hyperlocal news, events, announcements, and more. But beyond that, we want to continue to become a part of the community and a part of the daily lives of our readers.
As always, we will continue to be your community forum to post your own events, announcements, and of course, contribute to our ever-expanding blogger network. Here's how you can get involved:
We hope that we have served the community well over the past two years, and we will work hard to continue to build the Patch brand throughout La Mesa and Spring Valley. Your feedback is always welcomed and appreciated. And of course, don't forget to Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and sign up for our daily newsletters and breaking news alerts.
Here's to a great two years, and to many, many more!