2020 On My Blog: A Year-End Review In Top 10 Lists

With 2020 finally behind us, I’m continuing my tradition of taking a look back on the blogging part of my year. It was a crazy year in so many ways, but apparently there was one bright side: 2020 was good for blog traffic. Like An Anchor received almost 300,000 more views last year than in 2019, so thank you all for reading so much!

Posts With The Most Traffic

This year, my posts about fictional characters’ personality types took over the list of my top 10 most popular posts. Also, my article about being strong in the Lord (which has always been my most popular Christian post) made the top 10 this year. I suppose it was a topic that people felt was particularly relevant in 2020.

  1. 7 Fictional Characters That You’ll Relate To If You’re An INFP (published 4/15/2019)
  2. 7 Fictional Characters That You’ll Relate To If You’re An INTP (published 4/1/2019)
  3. Dating Your Mirror: ENFP and INFJ Relationships (published 11/11/2017)
  4. 7 Fictional Characters That You’ll Relate to If You’re An INTJ (published 1/14/2019)
  5. 7 Fictional Characters That You’ll Relate to If You’re An ENTP (published 12/10/2018)
  6. 7 Fictional Characters That You’ll Relate to If You’re An ENFJ (published 6/17/2019)
  7. 7 Fictional Characters That You’ll Relate to If You’re An ENFP (published 3/4/2019)
  8. What Does It Mean To Be Strong In The Lord? (12/16/2017)
  9. INFJ Dark Side (published 3/31/2014)
  10. 7 Fictional Characters That You’ll Relate to If You’re An ISFP (published 6/3/2019)

Top 2020 Posts

All of the posts that got the most traffic on my blog last year were published before 2020. Of the new posts I published, these 10 were the most popular.

  1. The Enneagram Types As Fictional Characters
  2. Myers-Briggs Types of the Characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender — Azula, Iroh, Mai, Ty Lee, and Zuko
  3. How Do I Know If I’m an INTP or an INFP?
  4. Myers-Briggs Types of the Characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender — Aang, Katara, Sokka, Suki, and Toph
  5. 10 Things That INFPs Find Extremely Annoying
  6. 10 Things That INFJs Find Extremely Annoying
  7. Need Something New to Do? Here’s What Hobby You Should Try Based on Your Myers-Briggs® Type
  8. 10 Things That INTPs Find Extremely Annoying
  9. 10 Things That INTJs Find Extremely Annoying
  10. How Do I Know If I’m an INFJ or an INTJ?

Top Christian Posts

My Myers-Briggs® posts are popular enough that they push most posts on other topics out of the top 10 for the year. Quite a large number of visitors come to my blog for the Christian content, though, so I thought those posts deserved a special mention. Here are the Christian-themed posts that saw the most traffic in 2020.

  1. What Does It Mean To Be Strong In The Lord?
  2. Water, Spirit, Fire: The Three Baptisms of Christianity
  3. Mercy and Truth Meet Together: INFJ Christians
  4. In The Secret Place: The Promises of Psalm 91
  5. As For Me, I Will Serve The Lord: INTJ Christians
  6. That Which Every Joint Supplies: INFP Christians
  7. Reasons to Pray: Building Relationship With God
  8. To Seek And Search Out By Wisdom: INTP Christians
  9. All Your Heart, Mind, and Soul: ENFP Christians
  10. Letting God Define You

Countries My Visitors Call Home

Instead of doing a top 10 list this year, I’ve included every country that’s home to at least 5,000 of my visitors. There are also dozens more countries not on this list–too many for one short blog post. I can’t tell you how much I love looking at the stats and seeing so many different flags listed next to the views that WordPress tracks.

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Canada
  4. Australia
  5. India
  6. Germany
  7. Philippines
  8. Indonesia
  9. Singapore
  10. France
  11. Poland
  12. Italy
  13. South Africa
  14. Malaysia
  15. Netherlands
  16. Turkey
  17. Mexico
  18. South Korea
  19. Spain
  20. Russia
  21. Sweden

Thank you so much to everyone all around the world who’s reading and commenting on my blog! May this next year be one full of blessings for all of you.

Featured image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

2019 On My Blog: A Year End Review In Top 10 Lists

So we’ve come to the end of another year, which means another year-end blog recap in the form of top 10 lists. I wrote in last year’s recap that one of my big goals for 2019 was to continue growing my blog. That certainly happened. Traffic increased significantly between last year and this, and I want to thank all of you for visiting my blog and for sharing my posts with your friends. It means so much to me ❤

Posts With The Most Traffic

For the second year in a row, my ENFP-INFJ relationships post is by far the most popular. The other top posts changed quite a bit, and feature a surprising (to me at least) number of my posts about fictional characters’ personality types.

  1. Dating Your Mirror: ENFP and INFJ Relationships (published 11/11/2017)
  2. INFJ Dark Side (published 3/31/2014)
  3. Want To Date An INFJ? Here’s 15 Things We’d Like You To Know (published 9/18/2018)
  4. How To Tell If An INFJ Likes You (published 1/7/2019)
  5. 7 Fictional Characters That You’ll Relate to If You’re An INTJ (published 1/14/2019)
  6. INFJ User Guide (published 6/20/2016)
  7. Religion and the INFJ (published 10/17/2016)
  8. 7 Fictional Characters That You’ll Relate To If You’re An INTP (published 4/1/2019)
  9. Updated Disney Princesses MBTI Chart (published 12/19/2016)
  10. Fictional MBTI – Tony Stark (ENTP) (published 6/15/2015)

Top 2019 Posts

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Sorry about not having a regular post for today, but I’m in France!

I really did plan on scheduling a whole bunch of blog posts in advance before going on my trip to France, but as we got closer to the flight leaving I finally decided packing clothes might be more important than writing another article. We’ll resume with a regular post later this week, but for now here’s a picture of me in Paris.

Featured image credit: Free-Photos via Pixabay

Updated Posts

Because I’ve had this blog since 2013, there are quite a few articles on it that are now out-of-date or which I no longer completely agree with. For some posts, I’m updating the original articles with new images and adding more information. For others, I’m putting notes on them to let people know it’s part of my archive but is no longer something I agree with 100% (like my Myers-Briggs®chart for Lord of the Rings).

Updating the backlog (along with a busy summer schedule) is taking time away from regular blog pots. So for today, I just wanted to share with you a list of posts that I’ve updated. Even if you’ve read them before, you might find the new version worth your time:

Dating Your Mirror: ENFP and INFJ Relationships

Dating Your Mirror: ENFP and INFJ Relationships | LikeAnAnchor.com
Photo credit: StockSnap via Pixabay

INFJ Dark Side

INFJ Dark Side | LikeAnAnchor.com
Photo by Olichel on Pixabay

The INFJ Stare

The INFJ Stare | LikeAnAnchor.com
Photo credit: Free-Photos via Pixabay

Are Yoga and Meditation Okay For Christians?

Are Yoga and Meditation Okay For Christians? | LikeAnAnchor.com
Photo credit: rawpixel.com via Pexels

This Whole “Otherworldly INFJ” Thing Is Getting Out of HandThis Whole "Otherworldly INFJ" Thing Is Getting Out of Hand | LikeAnAnchor.com

Finding Your Real Myers-Briggs® Type

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ENFJ and INFJ Friendship: Why Does It Work So Well?

ENFJ and INFJ Friendships | LIkeAnAnchor.com
Photo credit: Ana via Pexels

 

2018 On My Blog: Top 10 Lists

Once again the Gregorian calendar advances by one year. Sticking with tradition, I spent New Year’s Eve with my cousin and sister and now I’m using my first post of the new year to share my blogging highlights from last year.

This has been a big year for my blog. It’s got a name now, for one thing, since we went from marissabaker.wordpress.com to LikeAnAnchor.com. The number of visitors is holding pretty steady from last year, though it did go up a little.

One of my big goals for this upcoming year is to continue growing my blog, but that’s a subject for another post. Today’s post is about looking back on the most popular posts of 2018 and celebrating all you lovely people who’ve been reading my work.

Posts With The Most Traffic

All of the top posts this year are about INFJs, which isn’t really surprising. I was kinda surprised that my ENFP-INFJ relationships post is the most popular of all my posts, though. I guess I’ll put that on the list of good things that came out of my (now ended) relationship.

  1. Dating Your Mirror: ENFP and INFJ Relationships (published 11/11/2017)
  2. INFJ User Guide (published 6/20/2016)
  3. Religion and the INFJ (published 10/17/2016)
  4. Want To Date An INFJ? Here’s 15 Things We’d Like You To Know (published 9/18/2018)
  5. The Vanishing INFJ (published 11/28/2016)
  6. INFJ Dark Side (published 3/31/2014)
  7. The INFJ Stare (published 8/5/2013)
  8. Living With INFJ Guilt And Overcoming Cycles of Shame (published 11/13/2018)
  9. The Single INFJ (published 4/18/2018)
  10. How To Be Friends With An INFJ (published 10/13/2014)

Top 2018 Posts

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Announcing A Second Blog

Announcing A Second Blog | marissabaker.wordpress.com

I’m working on shifting this blog’s focus to more of an encouraging, self-help site. My main target audience will be Christians who are interested in personal development, though the MBTI posts will stay accessible to a wider audience as well. Not much is going to change in terms of post content, at least for right now. I’ll still finish up my Classics Club list and I’ll continue blogging about Myers-Briggs types and Bible study topics. But I do want to start narrowing the focus a little.

At the same time, I’ve been wanting to expand on my project to type fictional characters from the Star Wars universe. And so to avoid cluttering up this blog with posts about fictional characters’ personality types, I’m launching a new blog for those posts:

Costumes and Characters: A Star Wars Blog

Announcing A Second Blog | marissabaker.wordpress.com
My latest sewing project: Viking-era apron dress and underdress

This new blog will feature in-depth analysis of Star Wars characters’ personality types. I’ll also be keeping a new version of my Star Wars MBTI Chart there, which will update as I continue to type new characters.

The “costumes” part of the title comes from a hobby of mine that I haven’t really talked about before on this blog. So far all the costumes I’ve created have been for Renaissance Faires, but I’m starting to turn that into a Star Wars-related hobby as well. My first project is the Queen’s Handmaiden Flame Gown from The Phantom Menace. There aren’t any tutorials or patterns available on this gown and I’m excited to tackle the challenge of figuring out the design.

If you’re interested in Star Wars (or even just in seeing fictional examples of the different personality types), I’d really appreciate you checking out this new blog and clicking the “Follow” button. Thanks!