Every January first (well, starting last year) I like to look at some numbers and stats from the previous year.
This year I wrote exactly 365 posts — one per day. I had my doubts about whether I could do it or not, but I’ve stayed solid on that.
I cleaned out a lot of posts in the middle of the year, so my grand total live on the site right now is 990 posts. Getting back to 1,000 will be pretty neat.
For the year I saw a total of 23,678 pageviews, up roughly 10% from 2020. Still not a huge number, but I’m very happy with it. I’ve also done a lot more work on my Medium and Substack pages, and many people consume the content directly on those. As I’ve said before, I’m happy to push my content wherever it is easiest for people to consume it, as numbers aren’t my goal.
Here are the post popular posts from 2021. As with last year, many of them weren’t written in 2021 but these are what people read the most last year.
1 – Explain it to me like I’m five
March 15, 2021 – 1,438 views
This was my push to get people to work to distill ideas down to a more simple form, which is often what I try to do on here.
3 – A timeline of Louis Zamperini’s journey
January 8, 2011 – 924 views
This post is now over a decade old and still going strong. Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken” seems to continue to attract new readers, many of whom want to see a chronological overview of Louis’ journey.
4 – Getting started with Roam Research
May 4, 2020 – 830 views
I continue to use Roam Research every day as well, and I think it’s a great tool for most people to try.
5 – Highlights from “The Road Back to You”
January 18, 2020 – 499 views
Another from 2020, this is a long breakdown of the Enneagram and how it applies to the people in my life and how you can use it with the people in yours.
Things are going strong, and hopefully I’ll have another 365 posts behind me in a year. We’ll see how it goes, and I wish you a wonderful 2022!