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Most-Read Blog Posts of 2013

All year, bloggers have been sharing their personal stories and opinions on local issues on Patch. Take a look back over the most-read blog posts in 2013.

This year, Patch bloggers have shared their thoughts on everything from local politics and personal finance to religion and homelessness. And our readers have listened — by reading their posts, posting comments and sharing them on social media.

As 2013 comes to a close, we decided to look back at the most-read blog posts on our North Bay Patch sites. We found everything from personal essays to social criticism. 

So without further ado, take a look back at the most popular North Bay blog posts from May through December of this year. And remember, everyone can start a blog of their own.

May

Top Post: An ACE Up Your Sleeve, Healdsburg Patch

Author: Laura C. Strom

Runner Up: Public employee unions face huge new threat by Peter Scheer on San Rafael Patch

June

Top Post: Wake up, Mill Valley. The City Is About to Reduce The Value of Many of Your Homes!, Mill Valley Patch

Author: Bob Silvestri

Runner Up: 5 Questions To Ask Your Pastor by Rev. Reid Hankins on Mill Valley Patch

July

Top Post: High Drama and the Dark Side of PDAs in Marin County, Mill Valley Patch

Author: Bob Silvestri

Runner Up: Fire Burns About 1 Acre on Mt. Tam by Marin County blog on Mill Valley Patch

August

Top Post: The "ENRON-ization" of Democracy - Part I, Mill Valley Patch

Author: Bob Silvestri

Runner Up: Annoying Real Estate Agents by Andy Falk on San Rafael Patch

September

Top Post: Save Sky Ranch as Open Space and as an Equestrian Facility, San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch

Author: L Fleur

Runner Up: It is the Mill Valley Block Party this Sunday - Fashion, Food and Fun by Erma Murphy on Mill Valley Patch

October

Top Post: Bye-bye student loans: How we paid off $50K in one year, Napa Valley Patch

Author: Julie Crafton

Runner Up: Latest Proposal by City of Novato an Affront to Business Autonomy by Carlos Castillo on Novato Patch 

November

Top Post: The Housing Revolution Will Not Be Televised, San Rafael Patch

Author: Richard Hall

Runner Up: Copperfield's Books opens to great reception by Rem O'Donnelley on San Rafael Patch

December

Top Post: Why I Am Helping My Homeless, Childhood Friend Kelso, San Rafael Patch

Author: Andy Falk

Runner Up: The Story of How Marin Was Ruined by Richard Hall on San Rafael Patch

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