If you’ve been around Weelunk.com for more than half a minute, you’ve probably noticed that Steve Novotney writes a lot of the articles. More than just a lot — 83 of the 161 posts since we launched have been written by Steve. This is no accident, since he gets paid to do it.
For those of you who don’t know the story, “LeeRoy Minnette” and I had kicked around the Weelunk idea for several years, but it wasn’t until we found Steve that we thought we might be able to make it work. Here was a real professional journalist with a deep love for Wheeling who could write the stories that would motivate readers to “Do Something” to help this place regain its former greatness. It’s been a great relationship — Steve gets to pursue issues that are important to him, and Weelunk gets a reliable stream of quality content. Plus he’s a great guy, and we’ve learned a lot from him along the way.
Here are the top 10 stories by number of pageviews written by Steve so far. Click the picture to jump to each story.
#10 Smithsonian Reporter Enchanted by Wheeling
#9 The “Real” Santas of Wheeling
#8 New Blood is Reinventing the Friendly City
#7 There’s Hope for Hines
#6 Festival of Lights – The Untold Stories
#5 That Fabulous Tree is Talking Again!
#4 Proud “Island Rats” Living on Wheeling Island
#3 Elm Grove is Defined by its Uniqueness
#2 Moondog: Wheeling’s Reluctant Superhero
#1 The Legend of Roney’s Point Examined