What is “popular” should help you understand why I tend to focus on the stories that I do. As we close out the year of 2022, I’m looking back at the 10 most popular posts of 2022 in terms of traffic on Live and Let’s Fly.
The trend is clear and has repeated itself again in 2022: people like reading bad news. I guess it is not a surprise in our clickbait culture, but the results are clear even beyond the top-10 list below. As you will see, not a single “positive” story made the cut for the third year in a row.
Although my incredibly time-consuming trip reports never make the top-10 list, I have to remind myself that I actually write to myself first and foremost and that it must always be that way. I’ve also been even more overtly political and religious this year than in 2021, which is not so much for clicks but rather finally feeling comfortable enough to risk offending some readers. But I don’t aggressively sell you credit cards you don’t need and even if you disagree with me, I hope you can at least appreciate how I come to my worldview on a number of topics we have discussed this year. I make mistakes and always try to own up to them when I do. Sometimes I say things that I wish I could take back. That, I hope, is what sets this blog apart from the pack.
But without further ado, here are the ten most popular posts from 2022:
Many thanks to Kyle Stewart and 121pilot for their contributions and insight over the last year. Both are a pleasure to work with and I am deeply grateful for their helpful contributions.
Here at Live and Let’s Fly, we do not avoid clickbait, but still try to make it worth your while to click through any story we write. Plus, this year has featured more trip reports, particularly hotel and flight reviews, than in any past year, and also in a more timely manner (though I have traveled so much I always feel like I am way behind). We look forward to bringing you more content worth reading in 2023. We also welcome your suggestions for how we might offer you even more relevant content that is worth reading and sharing.