2021 On My Blog: A Year-End Review

With 2021 behind us, I’m halfway through my grad school program. I’ve slowed down posting on this blog because of that, but I’ve still posted every week and even released a new book in June (The Beatitudes, first in a Like an Anchor Study Guide series that will continue this year with Armor of God).

As I do every year, I’m starting 2022 with a look back on what’s been happening on this blog. Here, I have top 10 lists for most popular posts. Since I’ve added downloadable resources to the blog, I also have a top 5 list for those. Finally, we take a look at the countries around the world that this blog’s visitors call home.

10 Posts With The Most Traffic

The most popular posts list for 2021 changed quite a bit from the ones in 2020. There are still some posts about fictional characters on this list, but “What Does It Mean To Be Strong in the Lord?” took over the top spot. This is the first post in my Spiritual Warfare series that will be the basis for my next study guide.

  1. What Does It Mean To Be Strong In The Lord? (12/16/2017)
  2. Dating Your Mirror: ENFP and INFJ Relationships (published 11/11/2017)
  3. INFJ Dark Side (published 3/31/2014)
  4. How To Tell If An INFJ Likes You (published 1/7/2019)
  5. Water, Spirit, Fire: The Three Baptisms of Christianity (published 8/25/2018)
  6. 7 Fictional Characters That You’ll Relate To If You’re An INTP (published 4/1/2019)
  7. What Do Other People Think of INFJs? (published 5/22/2019)
  8. Updated Disney Princess MBTI Chart (published 12/19/2016)
  9. Finding Your Real Myers-Briggs® Type (published 11/2/2015)
  10. Want To Date An INFJ? Here’s 15 Things We’d Like You To Know (published 9/18/2017)

Top 10 Posts For This Year

As usual for LikeAnAnchor.com, all of the posts that got the most traffic on my blog last year were published before 2021. Of the new posts I published, these 10 were the most popular.

  1. What Would the Myers-Briggs® Types Be Like as RPG Classes?
  2. Hearts of Shalom: Nothing Missing, Nothing Broken
  3. What Does It Mean To Be Double-Minded, and How Can We Fix It?
  4. Why Are So Many INFJs Obsessed With Fictional Characters?
  5. Getting Comfy With Your INFJ Personality Type
  6. Psalm 133: Unity Like Oil and Dew
  7. The Curious Case of the Introvert’s Function Stack
  8. Finding Treasures, New and Old, in the Pages of Scripture
  9. “Instead, I am single-minded”: Learning from Paul’s Focus on Jesus
  10. Judge Yourself (and Others) as You Would Like God to Judge You

5 Most Popular Scripture Writing Plans

This year, I added 30-Day scripture writing plans to the free resources available on Like An Anchor. You can see all the ones available for download by clicking here. These were the most popular (ranked by numbers of downloads):

  1. Compassion
  2. Big Questions
  3. Self-Control
  4. Double-Minded
  5. Love

Countries With Over 5,000 Visors

I’m always amazed by how diverse my readership is. I love looking at the world map in WordPress’ reports and seeing all the different countries that blog visitors come from. To give you all a glimpse into where your fellow readers are located, here’s a list of the countries home to at least 5,000 blog visitors this past year. I cut the list off at 5,000 simply for the sake of length (if I included countries with at least 1,000 visitors, for example, the list would be over 50 countries long).

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Canada
  4. India
  5. Australia
  6. Philippines
  7. Germany
  8. Brazil
  9. Indonesia
  10. Singapore
  11. South Africa
  12. Italy
  13. France
  14. Poland
  15. Turkey
  16. Mexico
  17. Netherlands

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

Featured image by Jeff Jacobs from Pixabay

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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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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2017 On My Blog: Top 10 Lists

We’ve moved into another calendar year. As per a long-standing tradition, I spent New Year’s Eve with my sister and our cousin eating lots of yummy food and drinking sparkling grape beverages (Moscato d’Asti this year). And per a tradition established just last year, today I’m sharing post highlights from my blogging year.

I started doing this type of post last year with Top 5 lists. I’d wanted to do top 10 then, but there hadn’t been quite enough traffic to make the posts that didn’t make the top 5 lists stand out from each other. As you can see in the graph, there was quite a bit more traffic this year. And I’m really close to 1,500 followers now, so that’s exciting! 2017 On My Blog: Top 10 Lists for marissabaker.wordpress.com

Posts With The Most Traffic

The INFJ User Guide remains firmly at the top of this year’s list. In fact, all but two of my most popular posts are directly relate to INFJ types. It’s so cool to see “Religion And The INFJ” on the list for this year. It’s become the most commented-on posts on my blog and I’ve been thrilled to have so many INFJs with different religious (and a-religious) backgrounds sharing their stories.

  1. INFJ User Guide (published 6/20/2016)
  2. The Vanishing INFJ (published 11/28/2016)
  3. Religion and the INFJ (published 10/17/2016)
  4. INFJ Dark Side (published 3/31/2014)
  5. How To Be Friends With An INFJ (published 10/13/2014)
  6. What Is A “Shadow” In Mysers-Briggs Theory? (published 3/9/2015)
  7. Dating Your Mirror: ENFP and INFJ Relationships (published 11/11/2017)
  8. The Myth of the Good LIttle INFJ (published 10/19/2015)
  9. Some INFJ Thoughts on ENTPs (published 7/6/2015)
  10. Finding Your Real Myers-Briggs Type (published 11/2/2015)

Top 2017 Posts – Monday

I’m so excited to see that several of my posts where I interviewed Christians with different Myers-Briggs types about their faith were so popular last year. And while most of the high-traffic posts on the list above were from 2015 and 2016, the newer ones did pretty good this year as well. Only the last one on this list was under 1,000 views. The top one had over 12,000.

  1. Dating Your Mirror: ENFP and INFJ Relationships
  2. Want To Date An INFJ? Here’s 15 Things We’d Like You To Know
  3. Mercy and Truth Meet Together: INFJ Christians
  4. INFJs and Relationships: Discover Your Compatibility With Other Types (this is a guest post)
  5. Thinking vs. Feeling in INxJ Personality Types
  6. Personality Types In Star Wars Rebels
  7. The Simplest Guide To Myers-Briggs Functions Ever
  8. Send Me Your Stories: Christianity and MBTI Types (note: I’m currently looking for stories from ENFJ, ENTJ, ENTP, and INTJ Christians. Click the link if you’re interested in contributing)
  9. Living with INFJ Guilt and Overcoming Cycles of Shame
  10. That Which Every Joint Supplies: INFP Christians

Top 2017 Posts – Saturday

2017 has been a year for narrowing the gap between the two sides of my blog (Christian and Myers-Briggs). Saturday’s Bible study posts still aren’t eclipsing the Monday posts in terms of traffic, but some of the most popular ones have over 500 views this year. Here’s the top 10 list:

  1. Spiritual PTSD
  2. Addressing Disunity In the Churches of God
  3. Healthy Christian Boundaries and Loving People You Don’t Like
  4. The Gift of Prophecy
  5. Clean Temples For Yom Kippur
  6. Show Christ’s Love, Not Your Judgement
  7. Too Proud To Follow God
  8. As You Love Yourself (this one’s based on a seminar I gave at a YA retreat)
  9. Always Love, Never Compromise: Relating To Those Outside Your Faith
  10. Grief, Guilt, and Comfort For the Saint (this is one of 2017’s guest posts)

10 Countries My Visitors Call Home

The top 4 stayed the same, as I’d expected. And like last year, I have quite a few readers from south-east Asia. It’s interesting to see more people from India, Germany, and South Africa joining us. I’ve also heard directly from several readers in South America, which is pretty cool.

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Australia
  5. Indonesia
  6. India
  7. Germany
  8. Singapore
  9. Philippines
  10. South Africa