As is traditional with many of us, I like to offer some kind of end of year review of another 12 months of blogging, this being my fifth calendar year of publishing 35hunter.
I’m going to keep this one simple and feature just two “Top 5” lists.
Top 5 Most Read Posts
The longer you have a blog, the more posts you have out there, like tiny evangelists, trying to encourage and recruit new readers.
This greater volume of content also of course gives existing readers deep archives to plunge back into as and when they wish.
In fact one of my favourite aspects of blogs is finding a new one myself, then discovering dozens, even hundreds of older posts I can enjoy in the archives, rather than just sitting and waiting for the author’s next new post.
Here then are the five posts on 35hunter with most views in 2019.
Published February 2019.
Although I haven’t shot film since mid-2017, I thought enough people still do to make a look back at my own favourite 35mm zoom compacts worthwhile.
The Pentax Espio range (aka IQZoom in some territories) impressed me more than any others, and it seems this post resonated more than any other I published this year (with over 10 times the page views of the next most read post that I wrote in 2019!).
Published July 2016.
This ones seems a perennial favourite, and has gained more reads in total overall than any other single post on 35hunter. By miles.
2019 was no exception, and it finished up in the number two spot.
Published May 2017.
Seems people love gear posts, and this one about the admittedly pretty fantastic Zeiss Sonnar 135/3.5 which I wrote two years previously, was the third most read in 2019.
Published March 2017.
Another lens post, and another German M42 classic. Get a good one, and it’ll hold its own with virtually any other vintage 50mm lens. They focus brilliantly close straight out of the box too.
Published April 2017.
Have you spotted a pattern here?
This time the rather unloved and often overlooked (in favour of its Pentax-M 50mm rivals) Rikenon 50/2 gets some attention, and in my view remains a great 50mm option for Pentax K mount bodies, or adapted to other DSLR or mirrorless cameras.
Top 5 Posts I Wish More People Had Read
Given that only one of the top five most read posts above was even written in 2019, and all five were about gear, you won’t be surprised to hear there were plenty of the 223 new posts published this last year that didn’t have as much exposure as I would ideally have liked.
Here then are five I would love to give a second chance at a few minutes of your attention.
I hope you get something from them.
Onwards to 2020!
I wonder if this next year I can manage to write a few new posts that get more views than the perennial gear related posts above!
Thanks for looking.
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