Buzz Articles by the Numbers: Top 10 Articles in 2020
Every year, we take time to look back at the past year and think ahead to the next. Today, we have rounded up the most-viewed Buzz articles in 2020. The below list of Buzz articles is listed by the numbers from Google Analytics.
10. Graduation Photo Spots around Houston
Haley Kurisky, a student at University of Houston Law Center and graduate of Rice University and Memorial High School, is passionate about Houston and covers the music scene, events, culture and more. In this 2018 Buzzworthy article, she lists picturesque spots around Houston for high school or college seniors looking to take graduation photos. As graduation plans were altered in 2020, readers found this article especially helpful to find perfectly picturesque spots in Houston.
9. From Texas to Tinseltown: 'The Lost Husband' Premieres
Local author Katherine Center's book, The Lost Husband, made its movie debut in April of 2020. Although the red-carpet premiere in Hollywood was cancelled, Katherine virtually toasted with friends, family members and those involved in the making of the movie. Buzz contributor Karen Vine Fuller interviewed author and Buzz resident Katherine Center for this Buzzworthy article.
8. Food and Fun for a Quarantined Easter Celebration
Many celebrations were modified this year because of the ongoing Coronavirus. In this April 2020 Buzzworthy article, staff writer Pooja Salhotra gives Buzz-area families ideas on how to celebrate Easter with a list of Easter meals and treats to-go.
7. Restaurant Memories
Like last year, one of our most-read online articles of 2020 was actually published in November 2014. This nostalgic article on restaurant memories continues to be one of our most popular stories to date, and we regularly receive comments on it from readers sharing their own restaurant memories. If you haven't yet read this article it's worth the read. Share your own restaurant memories by commenting below or emailing [email protected].
6. When Life Has Other Plans
In October of 2020, Cathy Gordon captured the story of Dr. Rex Marco, world-renowned spine surgeon who was paralyzed in a mountain-biking accident. He navigates a different world now. "Life has a plan for me," he says. The feedback we received was overwhelming. Thank you again, Dr. Marco, for sharing your story with The Buzz.
5. Sunday Mornings with Rania: Richard Logan and a Look at ‘Familicide’
Rania Mankarious, executive director of Crime Stoppers of Houston, provides safety tips and important perspectives on what’s going on in Houston and around the country in her column Sunday Mornings with Rania. In this February 2020 article, she takes a closer look at the devastating rise in the murder-suicide of families, knows as familicide.
4. One Sergeant’s Story: The Vietnam War
Abby Cohan, a contributing writer for The Buzz, writes about her father’s life and service in the military.
3. Bellaire Resident Aparna Shewakramani Emerges as Netflix Star
Bellaire resident and practicing attorney Aparna Shewakramani starred in the Netflix reality series, Indian Matchmaking. Here, Aparna talked with staff writer Pooja Salhotra about the ups and downs of 2020 and what it’s been like to become a media sensation.
2. The Yard Sign that Went Viral
This year, The Buzz was inspired by the hard work and dedication of frontline workers. Pooja Salhotra wrote a Buzzworthy article on West University resident Robyn Goldstein, who designed a yard sign to support men and women on the front lines. Proceeds from the sales were donated to the non-profit Brighter Bites.
1. Happy (Quarantined) Birthday!: Celebrations during the Time of the Coronavirus
These Buzz neighbors celebrated their birthdays a little differently this year due to the coronavirus, but all enjoyed some birthday magic from friends and family. Karen Vine Fuller captured the celebrations for this Buzzworthy article.
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