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Friday, May 4, 2012

Annandale blog marks third anniversary

It’s hard to believe, but today is the third anniversary of the Annandale blog.

When the first article was posted (it was about the beltway construction) on May 4, we had no idea the blog would still be going strong in 2012, or how it would evolve. Back then, the goal was to post at least two or three times a week. Now, there’s a new post just about every day, and sometimes more, depending on what’s going on around here.

In the past three years, readership has steadily climbed, and various features have been added, including advertising, a weekly newsletter, an Annandale blog Facebook page, “neighborhood spotlight” articles highlighting different communities, and the Annandale anaconda, who’s made an appearance all over town.

Here are the most popular stories in the blog since it started: 
  1.  Fairfax Police SWAT team conducts training exercise at Lacey Center in Annandale, July 20, 2010
  2. Annandale cat hoarders took good care of their 130-plus cats but just got overwhelmed, Nov. 21, 2010
  3. There are plenty of places to see fireworks in NOVA on July 4, June 27, 2011
  4. New Year's Eve events scheduled for Annandale area, Dec. 28, 2010
  5. Thousands expected in Annandale this weekend for KORUS Festival, Sept. 14, 2010
  6. Police shoot dog in Parklawn, Sept. 2, 2011

  7. Apparent murder suicide under investigation, March 27, 2012

  8. Annandale losing popular KORUS Festival, May 4, 2011

  9. Walgreens moving to Annandale, on Fuddruckers site, March 13, 2012

  10. Korus Festival moves to Fairfax Corners, July 23, 2011


  1. Yay, Annandale Blog and Happy 3rd B-Day! You do great work informing Mason District neighbors and connecting us together!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!! The Annandale Blog does a great service by connecting friends to neighbors, neighbors to neighborhoods and neighborhoods to communities.
    Thank you for linking us together.

  3. We love the BLOG! Keep it going!