Last week I wrote a note describing all the things I love about living in Charleston, West Virginia. That post has been shared on Facebook more than 3,000 times and drove my blog site views to about 2,500 the first day and to around 6,800 the second day after it published. That’s not exactly “viral” but it’s certainly well beyond the number of reader I typically get. People from more than 15 different countries read that post. I got around 30 comments about it.
The popularity certainly was not because the writing was anything special. I think it was more a testament to the love West Virginians — those still living here and those who have moved on — have for their home. I got a lot of notes from native West Virginians living all around the country and in other countries who are still pining for the Mountain State.
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