A 2021 Retrospective
I thought it would be interesting to look at my pages that got the most clicks this year, as seen on Google Search Console. Some of these are pretty old - from 2016! - back when this blog was barely a year old. In order from lowest to highest:
10. Lists of Fairies
9. The History of the Cambion
8. A Brief History of Jack Frost
7. Excalibur vs. The Sword in the Stone
6. Peter Pan's Shadow
5. Cinderella's Shoes: Glass or Fur?
4. Individual Fairies
3. Hybrids and Half-Fairies
2. Fish or Fowl: How did Sirens become Mermaids?
1. Why Do Fairies Steal People Away?
And here are my six personal favorite posts from 2021 - ones that I particularly enjoyed writing or felt I learned a lot from.
6. Goldilocks, Silver-Locks, and Snow White
5. Daisies, Red Verbena, and Fairy Herbs
4. Prezzemolina: Rapunzel Meets Cupid
3. Why is Aladdin's Genie Inside a Lamp?
2. The Little Mermaid: The Question of Endings
1. Pillywiggins: An Amended Theory
On to 2022!
Going forward, I may be reducing my posts to once a month or so. 2021 was a very busy year, and I think this will be more sustainable.
Thank you to all those who read, and I hope you're enjoying the ride.
Researching folktales and fairies, with a focus on common tale types.