The Most Popular Things at Political Charge in 2020

I’m one of those people who LOVES those articles that are published this time of the year looking back over all that happened in the past 365 days. That said, I think we can all agree that 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year, but that doesn’t mean that it was all bad. I’m pretty good at finding silver linings.

I’ve pulled together two year-end posts for you. Today, I’m taking a look at the impact that you all have made through Political Charge as well as looking at which posts you found the most popular/valuable. And then on Wednesday, I’ll be publishing my 3rd annual year-in-review post which looks at the wins and the good news that happened during the year.

Most clicked-on actions:

The link you all clicked on the most was ActBlue!! Yes, well over 10,000 clicks to make donations to Democratic candidates! Incredible.

Besides making donations to candidates, the next most popular actions you all took was for postcard or letter writing campaigns. 5,600 clicks to Postcards to Voters, 2,300 to Postcards to Swing States, followed by 1,600 to Vote Forward.

Additionally, well over 3,000 clicks to Mobilize Us, the site where you can get involved in digital events to support Democratic candidates and campaigns.

I’m just so thrilled by all this action you took in 2020. It helped us get across that finish line in November, for sure!!

Most read blog posts of 2020:

How To Help Win the 2 Georgia Senate Runoff Elections

Republicans Don’t Deserve To Govern Anymore

The Post Office is in Trouble. Here’s How to Help.

3 Nightmare Supreme Court Scenarios We Face Today

How to Break the GOP Stranglehold on the Senate

Interestingly, the 4th most read blog post of this year was one I wrote early on in 2018, which keeps racking up the views: 15 Ways You Can Help Get More People Registered to Vote

I can’t tell you how much it means to me that the how-to-help posts are the ones that do the best year in and year out. You all are awesome.

Most popular tweets of the year:

The top tweet isn’t too much of a surprise, considering what my most popular blog post of the year was:

That was followed by this tweet right after the election. While we were all thrilled to have won back the White House, many of us were trying to wrap our heads around how 70+ million voters voted to keep Trump in office. (Click HERE if you want to watch the video embedded in this tweet.)

Most popular Instagram post:

This year, I started an Instagram account to increase Political Charge’s reach, and I’ve had so much fun there. My most popular post was one where I featured Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic governor of Michigan.

Other notable items:

This was a big year for me and Political Charge. I’ve welcomed over 3,000 new subscribers to the blog, and have had my posts viewed over 460,000 times in the past year.

Spurred by fellow activists, I started a Patreon page to support the blog and currently have 26 amazing patrons!! If you have noticed that Political Charge no longer has any ads on the website (or in the WordPress reader), you have my patrons to thank for that! (A couple of dollars makes all the difference to me, in case you’re thinking of joining them!)

I was invited to speak on the podcast Sorry for Rambling with Alex Kack (yes, the “green shirt guy”), which was fun, and am looking forward to appearing on The Lucretia Report this upcoming Wednesday.

Stay tuned for Wednesday’s year-in-review post!

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  1. A fun look back … perhaps I’ll try something similar. Looking forward to your post on Wednesday! Meanwhile … I would like to take a brief moment to thank you for all your Saturday ‘toon posts! I most always re-blog them and love the compilation you put together each week (as well as your other posts, too, of course!). You’ve made a difference, I’m sure, with your helpful information about what we can do to help out in various venues. Thanks again, and here’s to a better 2021!

    • Thank you so much, Jill. Yes, you should have a look back over your year! I found it to be a fun (and instructive) exercise. And thank you for sharing my cartoon posts. I do love stepping away from my own thoughts about politics and seeing the issues through the eyes of talented artists!!

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