At the end of each year we like to go the through the traffic stats on AOA to see which posts were most popular. It's a fun way to remember all the stuff that's happened.
So, here are the most popular items on AOA for each month during 2012...
February: New York State food regions map
A fun project created by Shannon Glazer.
Also popular: Eating the buffalo chicken wing cupcake from Coccadotts | Comedy, karaoke and Albany's cabaret law
April: Albany ShopRite opening in April
This was a short item, but it ended up catching a lot of traffic via search.
Also popular: New York State's teen birth rate continues to drop | Tulip Fest 2012 lineup and schedule
June: Pick your own strawberry season 2012
People really love strawberries, apparently.
Also popular: Is St. Joseph's Church a brewery in its next life? | Slidin' Dirty
July: The recipe for a juicy rumor -- or, Did you hear the one about Wegmans and Albany?
Again, supermarkets -- but it wasn't really about supermarkets.
Also popular: A home where you don't have to turn on the heat | The ___est neighborhoods in the Capital Region
October: A look inside the new Sciortino's, and talking with Matt Baumgartner about Albany's potential
New (fill in the blank) is almost always popular. Add Matt Baumgartner and partners, and it's very popular.
Also popular: The Confectionery | Albany Distilling Company opening
A quick note: We filtered out regular features such as the Neighborhood and Stuff To Do. Also, some things that are spread out over multiple posts -- like the Tournament of Pizza -- don't end up ranking as high as they would if totaled all together.
Here's last the list from 2011.
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