Image description: Map of the world showing density of visitors by country. The USA is coloured dark pink, the UK medium pink, and the rest of the world pale pink—with some countries (mainly in Africa) showing blank.

For the first time since 2018 the number of people who came to read something increased—by about 11% on last year. There again, I posted more often—though still not much, just 56 posts. (When I first used a blogging platform—as opposed to laboriously hand-coding everything in the Ask Nicola section of my first website, starting in 1995—I was posting daily, on average, and often more. But social media changed the landscape. So now I think four or five times a month works pretty well.)

The Top 10 countries from where my readers log on haven’t changed very much from last year, either, except that I swapped out Norway for Sweden:

  • US
  • UK
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • India
  • France
  • Sweden
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands

Most of the year’s top 15 new posts or pages were concerned with books, kitties, and Covid, with just a couple of more personal pieces:

The top 15 overall were mostly perennial favourites, with just a couple of new ones sneaking into the list:

What lies ahead for this site in 2022? I don’t know. I’ve given up trying to guess. The only thing I know for sure is that this blog isn’t going anywhere. I like being able to say things too long for Twitter and not pretty enough for Instagram, and here’s the best place for it.