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ARLnow.com Surpasses 20,000 Comments

by ARLnow.com January 12, 2011 at 9:49 am 2,406 34 Comments

As it turns out, we’re pretty talkative.

This site has been around for less than a year, and yesterday we reached our 20,000th comment. When we launched, some people questioned whether Arlington was “interesting” enough for the site to succeed. Why not write about D.C., or Alexandria, or national politics, some asked.

About 2.2 million page views later, I think we have our answer.

Thanks for the support, Arlington!


    A testament to this excellent blog? FREDTERP

  • Courthouse Resident

    Congrats on the milestone! Now show us more blown up BMW’s!

  • Bernie

    Does this make me comment # 20,001, or did I just miss it?

    Congrats on the success!

  • Andrew

    It’s a great site. Keep up the good work!

  • Lori

    YAY! Excellent site…thank you for all the hard work!

  • Keep up the great work! Love the blog and learning more about the great place I live. 🙂

  • SD

    Who wouldn’t want to read about Arlington? When you live in Arlington you know it’s better than anywhere else in the area.

  • ssj

    I think this site is great! I look forward to reading it every day.

  • Mothership

    Thanks — really appreciate having details about the small stuff. Great pix too.

  • Congrats! You guys are doing great work, keep it up.

  • VaSqJay

    This is a great site with all that is Arlington. I do enjoy seeing other sites (WTOP.com, TBD.com, ect) reference ARLnow in their reporting. Keep up the great work!

  • Katherine

    This is my favorite blog by far! Great job!

  • CrystalMikey

    I make a point to read the site multiple times a day. Congrats and keep up the great work!

  • mehoo

    Too many comments from me. I’m taking a break. Love the site though.

  • charlie

    what did i win? Brown flip flops? Lunch with Zimmie? Drinks with Babs? golden snow shovel?? free pizza with local beer and cupcakes for the rest of my life??

    • PikeHoo

      Does the golden snow shovel still exist? I wasn’t sure if WRC-TV kept that bit when Ryan went over to WJLA. It’s stupid, but I loved that segment.

  • ClarendonKing

    Great site, keep up the good work!

  • Arlingtron

    Keep it local! No need to cross the Potomac for news. I miss updates during the weekend. Please continue to broaden the scope of the subject matter.

  • John Fontain

    I really enjoy the site. Thanks for all you do!

    If you are taking news reporting requests, I’d love to find out more about the county’s financial situation (how much debt we have, how much debt per capita we have, how much taxes the citizens pay in total and per capita, and how all of those figures have changed over time).

  • Pete

    Great site…love being aware of everything happenening in Arlington.

  • Valerie

    Congratulation Scott, you deserve all the accolades.

  • Dood

    This site was my find of the year! Congrats! Love finding new tidbits about our town, like the opening date of a new restaurant or the places you should never park illegally

  • Jennybean

    So glad I found this site!

  • jan

    Great job, Scott

  • Thanks, everybody. I really appreciate the kind words. Here’s looking forward to another fun year. -sb

  • Scott — congratulations! You do an excellent job of covering the County, and we are amazed by your energy, commitment and devotion. Keep up the great work! — Mary Curtius, Media Relations Manager, Arlington County Govt.

  • I retweet at least 3-4 postings from ARLnow.com. Maybe someday there will be an ARLnow meet-up at a bar? My former city, Columbus (OH), had those, organized by a site similar to this one…

  • Pikester

    Congratulations on your recent benchmark! Yours is the most interesting local news site I’ve found in 15 years of Arlington living. I really appreciate getting current news and photos on events around town that otherwise just don’t get published or reported anywhere. I hated that there is always so much stuff happening that you never hear about — until ArlNow, that is!


  • Congrats!

  • DaveinSA

    CONGRATS – We really needed this !

  • Sunny617

    Congrats! Thanks for doing the site…I love having hyper-local news and commentary!

  • 4Arl

    Congratulations on the milestone! Thanks for your great work and valuable service to the community.

  • KT

    It’s a welcome addition to the community. I only have one critique: I don’t like the skyline banner.

  • John Antonelli

    Well done Scott.


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