Exactly one year ago today, we launched the new Highline Magazine website here at HighlineOnline.ca. Our first post went a little something like this:
“We have a dream …
to bring the life and culture of the Canadian Rockies beyond the pages of Highline Magazine. To create a hub where mountain-folk could connect with each other in fun and meaningful ways.”
You, our community, are the inspiration as well as the momentum that keeps this baby rolling. As we wrote in the Summer 2012 issue, “We’re madly in love with you, dear mountain people, and we live to bring your best stories forward.” Thank YOU for providing a never-ending supply.
This past year we’ve published 123 stories, seen over 75,000 page views, grown our Facebook community by over 500 people and published digital versions of the print magazine. We’ve seen your faces out at two Know Your Neighbour Nights, launched our mountain events calendar, and provided you with some fresh eye candy during the Oh Snap! Photo Contest.
To celebrate the past year, we’ve rounded up the most popular articles and memorable laughs from our nerdalicious stats page.
Top 8 Articles (most viewed) on HighlineOnline.ca:
A Great Loss for Our Mountain Community - As a testament to her impact and influence, our website crashed when we released the news about our dear friend, Carlyle Norman. She will be remembered forever for her shining spirit.
The Sound of Silence – A beautiful post reminding us enjoy the stillness and silence.
Street Skiing Scene from All.I.Can – Turns out you all love JP Auclair’s mad skills.
Foot Fetish – We loved this post from Bonny Lynn Russell. Apparently people searching Google really also love feet (more on that later).
The Fast and the Furious: 5 Nutrition Tips for People On the Go – Let’s face it: we live to play. So, how do we keep up with our own nutrition?
Super Recovery Smoothie – Sam Peris blends together a great post about superfoods and how to liquify them.
Considerable Consequences – When avalanche conditions “improve,” is it really safe to get out there? You guys especially enjoyed the graph in this post.
The Great Gig in the Sky: 9 Tips for Photographing Northern Lights – Capturing the aurora on your camera can be very tricky. A pro shows us how to do it.
Most Hilarious (or Weirdest) Search Terms
Some people landed on HighlineOnline.ca after searching for some rather interesting subject matter. Thanks for making us laugh with:
leopard print mouth guards
bunnies for sale
foot fetish daily
old energy balls
the lost art of snail to keep in touch with people
We’d love to know what you like about HighlineOnline.ca (and any of our social media streams), what you want to see more of/less of, and how we can continue to make this THE HUB of all things mountain culture in the Canadian Rockies. Comment here, tweet to us, or write on our Facebook Page. We’re all (giant-sized bunny) ears.