One week in

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It's been a whirlwind of a week since we launched TribTalk, The Texas Tribune’s new home for opinion and commentary. Seven days and 21 columns later, we’re certainly still fine-tuning. And we're just beginning to learn about who’s visiting the site and, more importantly, what they’re reading.

A few quick stats on Week 1:

  • “Bernie was nothing like the movie,” a column by the granddaughter of murder victim Marjorie Nugent, was our most popular column. Katrina Pierson’s piece on what she learned running for Congress and losing was No. 2.
  • More than 26 percent of our traffic came from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio or College Station. The site also drew visitors from nine countries outside of the U.S., led by Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • Over half of visitors to TribTalk accessed the site on a mobile device — an exciting figure given our goal of promoting user engagement and making this an opinion page for the 21st century.

You might have also noticed that the site is running more smoothly now than on Day 1. Our hard-working tech team has made more than 70 improvements to the site in the first week alone, and they’ll continue to work to improve the user experience.

Still see some glitches? Have any other feedback? Let us know in the comments or email us at [email protected]. And remember that we’re accepting column pitches from readers like you. Learn how to submit here

David Muto

Editor of TribTalk

@davidmuto

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