Hey there people! How is 2022 treating you so far? Good, I hope! Last year I did a “Most Popular” post on my blog for 2021. Most of you know I love the stats that come with WordPress, and what better way to celebrate blogging than a “Best Of” post? Mei-Mei recently did a similar post which prompted me to do mine too. Check out her post here.
It’s weird the types of posts that get traffic. What’s even more strange is comparing all stats from one year to the next to see where content on your blog is progressing. One would think that posting more frequently would get more views, right? Well, I proved that one wrong last year by blogging a lot less than 2020 but still getting the same amount of views:
I was surprised to see this result because I had cut down a lot from blogging in 2021. In 2020 I was blogging almost every day. Last year, the only significant difference to my blog was that I introduced Yoast SEO for the first time. I finally gave in and upgraded this blog to a business plan to utilise the SEO plugins and tools for my site. If the stats I am looking at now are an indication, it is telling me that I am getting more or less the same amount of views on my posts and doing a lot less to get them.
In 2021 I wrote 191 posts compared to 2020s 306 posts. But as you can see by the graph, I got the same amount of views and a similar amount of visitors as well. That is all good news to me. It could mean that my blog posts last year were more interesting than the year before (not all that likely) but I’m leaning more towards the SEO plugin’s are doing their job.
My top post of the year was this one:
For some reason, people really wanted to know if Luke Skywalker was using force crush in that special episode of The Mandalorian. We saw him demolish the Dark Troopers. My post is mostly speculative because, at the time of writing, nobody knew. I searched multiple sources but I couldn’t find one that confirmed that light side force users could learn a dark side force power like force crush. IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER to this question, let me know people!
What did you think about your blogging year in 2021? Did you have any significant changes occur or did you notice more growth or progress? Let me know what you’re getting up to on your blogs so I can check it out! Feel free to ask me about blogging or anything in general. I am more than happy to help out my fellow friends and bloggers!
Hit me up in the comments if you want to ask anything and I’ll catch you in tomorrow’s post.