Friday, January 16, 2015

2014's Most Popular Guest Posts, Part 2

2014's Most Popular Guest Posts, Part 2
by Brit Charek

Earlier in the week, Joanna shared her most popular guest blog posts of 2014. Today, I'm following suit by sharing the five most clicked-through posts by guest bloggers that I worked with last year.

1. 4Cats Art Studio in Kent

This was local photographer and entrepreneur Chris Rutan's first time blogging for Akron Empire, but back in 2013 Joanna wrote about her Etsy store and small business, Rigmarole. She wrote about 4Cats Art Studio, located in Acorn Alley in Kent, which offers a variety of art classes for children and adults. She took her 3-year-old daughter and wrote about her experience.

Chris's daughter, Lydia, posing by her masterpiece.

2. Paranormal Paranoia

Roza Haidet wrote this piece about an art exhibition at the BOX Gallery that she and her twin brother curated. This isn't the first time Roza has blogged for us. Ironically, she wrote about the BOX Gallery and the Artists of Rubber City for Akron Empire in 2013.

Art by Tattoo Artist Cory Schofield
The show was strictly the artwork of tattoo artists, who were asked to create a painting within the theme of "paranormal,"or something that is not explainable by science. Tattoo artists from all over the country entered work in the exhibition, and the results were incredible.

3. An Outsider's Guide to Akron

Chris Horn is a recent Akron transplant from down south, but you wouldn't guess that considering his enthusiasm for our fine city! His newbie guide to Akron is worth the read whether you were born here or you're just visiting.

Inspired by all the awesome he's experienced in Akron, he's launching The Devil Strip, a guide to what's happening in local arts, music, business and culture. You can check it out at for now, and soon it should be in print form as well!

4. 5 Great Hikes

My friend and new guest blogger Jenny Jones beautifully documented five of her favorite hiking spots in the Greater Akron Area. I've been following her adventures on Instagram, and it seems that the winter weather isn't holding her back from her treks in the woods!

5. Sarah's Vineyard & Winery

Jackee Clark is another first time blogger for Akron Empire! Her review of Sarah's Vineyard and Winery made my mouth water. It seems like the perfect place to kill some time (and some fine) with friends.

Thank you to everyone who guest blogged for Akron Empire this year! I can't wait to see what you come up with in 2015.

Are you interested in blogging for us? Here are some tips to get started, and here is a complete list of all our posts written by guest bloggers.

Thanks for a great year, Akron!

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