Happy birthday to…us!
Six years ago today the Ravenna Blog was born. The site started out with questions and observations about the neighborhood (a lost cat flyer and free stuff in an alley was among our first posts) and has become many local residents’ first source of information about Northeast Seattle events, power outages, and the answer to “Why is there a helicopter hovering over my house?”
This is also a good day to thank all of YOU for reading and asking questions and sharing your kale jokes and telling us about events and all that jazz. Really: THANK YOU.
Top Stories of the Past Year
Here were the most-read stories on the Ravenna Blog between August 8, 2013 and today:
1. AM Shooting at NE 55th Street and 26th Avenue NE, September 10, 2013
2. Shooting behind U-District Safeway, March 26, 2014
3. Dozens of guns stolen from home near Roosevelt High School, January 14, 2014
4. So, about those boarded up houses at 15th and 65th…, May 5, 2014
5. Mark Mullan sentenced, November 15, 2014
Our all-time most-visited post (since we’ve been keeping track) is still our behind-the-scenes tour of the University of Washington Light Rail Station at 60% completion, from January 2013.
And my favorite picture that I took this year was from the live fire exercises up at NE 68th Street and 32nd Avenue NE on May 16:
Three hours of taking pictures of fire fighters with a 35-pound toddler on my back. I’m still sore, but it was AWESOME.
Annual Pledge Drive Section
If you enjoy the Ravenna Blog’s coverage of local news and events, consider saying thanks with some financial support.
How about six bucks for our sixth birthday? That’s the cost of one smoothie from the new juice bar at Roosevelt Whole Foods, spent instead on homegrown local news coverage.
*click* one-time, anytime donation *click*
Last year’s birthday support was spent on a photography class at North Seattle College. And if that’s not the gift that keeps on giving…
…then I don’t know what is.
UPDATE (11:25 AM): If you thank us, we’ll thank you. Here are the folks who have helped fund the site