Most and least popular posts of 2022

My annual reflection on the hits and misses on the blog, what was popular, and what wasn’t… This was the quietest year on the blog since I started it in 2014, only publishing 56 posts compared with more than 140 a year between 2016 and 2019 due to far less travel. I still got slightly more visitors this year than last, but fewer than 2019 and 2020.

For the first time since I published it in 2016 New Zealand Great Walks Ranked wasn’t my most popular post. New Zealand tramps (multi-day walks) ranked just beat it. The post compares 29 multi-day hikes, though I have another five to add it to when I update it this year.

These two posts got over three times the visitors of my third most popular post, Tour du Mont Blanc v Walker’s Haute Route, which got double that of North West Circuit – Highlights and things learnt.

These were followed by a pair of posts on New Zealand tramps – Routeburn Track and Hump Ridge Track, and a pair on the Tour du Mont Blanc – Tour du Mont Blanc – Stages 3 & 4 Refuge Robert Blanc to Rifugio Monte Bianco, and Tour du Mont Blanc – Stage 2 Refuge de Tré la Tête to Refuge Robert Blanc.

The most popular posts published this year were Welcome Flat Hut, Sky Waka and Skyline Walk, and Dunedin.

A call out to the least popular posts published this year, starting with South West Coast Path – Porlock Weir to Lynmouth. This surprised me as it was a particularly scenic walk, and a bit different from the New Zealand hikes I usually write about.

A post on Geneva from travels back in 2015 didn’t generate much interest either.

The next few little seen posts were from my trip to the UK in July – Chiddingstone Castle, British Museum, and Penhurst Place.

This year I’ll be moving from posting weekly to three times a fortnight and potentially more frequently. A month long trip to Nepal in November 2022 was fascinating and photogenic, summer was a good time for more exploration around New Zealand, and I’ve got some big travels planned for 2023 when hopefully travel is less stressful than it was in 2022.

Author: jontycrane

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