My utmost apologies for totally dropping the ball yet again! Despite wanting to get back into consistently posting as much as I used to, I totally neglected this blog after my A to Z 2022 Reflections post. My primary blog, my writing, and my YouTube videos were my major focus of the year. Let’s hope I finally get back into the habit of writing at least one post a week here in the coming year!
I still have a number of topics I’ve not yet gotten around to, which I’ve really been keen to cover, and would love to hear readers’ suggestions for other topics. It’s ridiculous that I have to even mention this, but if you’re going to leave a comment, suggestion, or correction, I kind of expect you to be polite instead of personally insulting me and acting like I’m some ignorant hack who just spent five minutes Googling instead of doing a lot of thoughtful research.
If I ever make a mistake, publish a post with a wrong autocorrect I didn’t notice, or post something that’s unclear or not as accurate as it could be, it was not intentional or meant to insult and offend anyone.
My Top 10 most-viewed posts in 2022 were:
“Doll and puppet names,” published 12 October 2020, at 7,103 views in 2022 and 10,675 overall. This has become my next-most-viewed post.
“Steely, metallic names,” published 23 June 2017, at 2,352 views in 2022 and 12,168 overall. This is still my most-viewed post of all time. (Always the ones you least suspect!)
“The great and powerful Ing (and the names he spawned),” published 3 December 2017, at 1,883 views in 2022 and 5,984 overall. This has become my third-most viewed post of all time.
“The many forms of Joshua,” published 21 November 2019, at 1,483 views in 2022 and 2,475 overall. This is now my tenth-most viewed post of all time.
“Masked names,” a new addition to the Top 10, published 13 October 2019, at 1,386 views in 2022 and 1,815 overall. This is currently my fourteenth-most viewed post ever.
“Thor-inspired names,” published 23 February 2019, at 1,320 views in 2022 and 2,799 overall. Norse mythology has become very popular, particularly on account of the movies featuring Norse deities like Thor and Loki. This is now my seventh-most-viewed post.
“The many forms of Joseph,” another new addition to the year’s Top 10, published 22 February 2017, at 1,154 views in 2022 and 1,211 overall. It’s all the way down at #26 of all time, but perhaps that’ll change if this post continues rising.
“Apple names,” published 21 October 2017, at 1,143 views in 2022 and 7,338 overall. For a long time, this was my next-most-viewed post ever, but now it’s down to my third.
“The many forms of Sarah,” yet another new addition, published 14 July 2017, at 1,138 views in 2022 and 1,473 overall. This is now my twentieth-most viewed post ever.
“The many forms of Anastasia,” the last new addition to the list, published 13 March 2017, at 1,137 views in 2022 and 2,394 overall. This is now my eleventh-most viewed post ever.
Names in my all-time Top 10 that didn’t make the 2022 Top 10:
“The many nicknames for Katherine,” published 8 February 2017, at 475 views in 2022 and 4,320 overall. This is now my fifth-most-viewed post of all time, and #24 for 2022.
“Nocturnal names,” published 5 October 2016, at 315 views in 2022 and 3,031 overall. This is my sixth-most-viewed post ever, but dropped down to #33 in 2022.
“Dusty, screaming shrieking names,” published 12 October 2017, at 815 views in 2022 and 2,576 overall. This is still my ninth-most viewed post, and was #12 in 2022.
“Silvery, golden names,” published 26 June 2017, at 127 in 2022 and 2,569 overall. This is my tenth-most viewed post ever, and was #61 in 2022.
It would be really good to have a list of Siberian names.
[I was looking through the “names of Anastasia” and that came up].
There must be so many Siberian languages apart from Chevash.
What topics are you still thinking of covering, Carrie-Anne?
And if you are doing Australian/New Zealand/Pasifika names…