2020 stats in review

My utmost apologies for not posting in so long, and for not regularly posting as often as I used to. I’ve been focusing attention on a lot of other things, but I do hope to resume a more frequent schedule in 2021.

My Top 10 most-viewed posts in 2020 were:

“Steely, metallic names,” published 23 June 2017, at 1,864 views. This is still my most-viewed post of all time. (Always the ones you least suspect!)
“Apple names,” published 21 October 2017, at 1,796 views. This is also still my next-most-viewed post ever.
“The great and powerful Ing (and the names he spawned),” published 3 December 2017, at 1,553 views. This has risen to become my sixth-most viewed post of all time.
“The many nicknames for Katherine,” published 8 February 2017, at 1,054 views. This is my third-most-viewed post of all time.
“Nocturnal names,” published 5 October 2016, at 815 views. This is my fifth-most-viewed post ever.
“Silvery, golden names,” published 26 June 2017, at 733 views. This is my fourth-most-viewed post ever.
“Dusty, screaming shrieking names,” published 12 October 2017, at 518 views. This is now my ninth-most viewed post.
“Names with heart,” published 13 February 2017, at 408 views. This slipped one position to become my seventh-most-viewed post to date.
“The many forms of Anastasia,” published 13 March 2017, at 402 views.
“All about the names Edward, Edmund, and Edgar,” published 4 March 2018, at 366 views.

This year, two of my all-time Top 10 posts failed to make the year’s Top 10 posts:

“The many forms of Mary, and its plethora of nicknames,” published 21 December 2017, at 634 views. This is now my eighth-most-viewed post ever, and was my fourteenth-most-viewed post of 2020.
“The many nicknames for Elizabeth,” published 6 February 2017, at 290 views. This fell one slot to become my tenth-most-viewed post ever, and was this year’s thirteenth-most-viewed post.

Are there any particular types of posts you’d like to see in 2021? More general advice and opinion posts, international forms of names, names with certain meanings, names from specific languages, historic names?

Topics I already have planned include Arthurian names, Slavic names with the root mir (world, peace), names meaning “ginger” or relating to the word, and the issue of handling names for characters who speak a different language than yours (e.g., should they be common, unusual, or somewhere in between).

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