2022 was another less active year. With especially long hiatus from posting between March and August. Haven’t read anything at that time or watched any special movies or series to write about and i guess spring and summer was not that hot on tech news for me. But there were a few popular articles about IE deprecation and latest Windows 11 update, which i reposted on LinkedIn and they got a bit more of a traffic. A few older articles got lots of attention this year for some reason. In September there was an issue with SSL plugin i use and for a few days only home page was accessible, until i finally noticed and fixed it. Shouldn’t affect overall stats that much, though.
- Posted 14 entries (-12):
- Technology – 6 (-9), this is probably what my average will be from now on;
- Reviews – 5 (-1), similar to last year;
- Books – 4 (+2), the only category with positive difference and i almost completed another book, but didn’t want to rush it to complete by the new year. My reading numbers are kind of steady now.
- General – 2 (-);
- Movies – 1 (-2), have only posted my thoughts on different movies based on “I am Legend” book . Last year even skipped Kinopavasaris movie fest which i was going to for so many years. Maybe i will get back into it next year.
- Board Games – 1 (-1), the only thing i posted was my stats post for 2021 and i skipped doing it this time, so this category might go to zero. Have cooled on board games in general.
- Artwork – 1 (-1);
- Top 10 – 1 (-);
- TV series – 0 (-).
- I have approved one comment this year, which might still be spam, but it seemed real enough. Someone thanking on a very old board game review (+1).
The list of most popular posts (by page views last year):
- Very Basic Openfire + Spark Guide [EN] – 256 (+77), last year after it dropped by 158 i was wondering whether it will have a renaissance. And it did. Surprisingly, this is now number one post. Not sure why. Seems like XMPP technology and especially a particular product’s guide and a rather old guide should be dropping in popularity as other platforms like Teams, Slack, Discord grow.
- Fixing Windows Defender RCE vulnerability in mpengine.dll [EN] – 255 (new), this is one of the older articles i mentioned above. I posted it at the end of 2021, so it didn’t make the top of that year, but it had lots of views since then. As usual, i am not sure if people were actually looking for this topic or just in general about Windows Defender and mitigation of RCE vulnerabilities.
- Enterprise Mode changes in Edge browser [EN] – 206 (-74), slight drop, but as predicted this topic was hot as IE is being deprecated and in February of 2023 will be completely disabled with Windows update;
- Office 365 – Deleting users with the same UPN and Display Name [EN] – 187 (+28), anomaly goes on, one year loses views, next year number grows, still lingers at the same spot more or less, still no clue why;
- Fixing SSL error when accessing XenServer after KB3175024 update [EN] – 161 (+6), this old post keeps giving, refusing to drop from the top like some other topics did;
- Enabling Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11 and Edge [EN] – 150 (+2), less popular than newer article higher on this list, but stayed around the same spot;
- Fixing Japanese and Chinese IME problem [EN] – 121 (new), second older article from 2021 that blew up for some reason. And probably just because of some keyword and not the actual topic of this post.
- Simulating Internet Explorer retirement scenario – 101 (new), first post from 2022 making the top. Again, related to IE deprecation, so hot topic still. These topics might go the road of WSUS articles after a while and drop from the top.
- SMTP Server As a Relay to Exchange Online [EN] – 47 (new), last of the trio of articles from the end of 2021 that did well in 2022. Basic Auth is being deprecated, so people need to find other ways to use SMTP to send messages from systems and scanners.
- Update Connectivity – You are just not updating it right – 44 (new), second article from 2022 that made this list. It was a snarky reply to Microsoft about their update mechanisms. I think i have also posted on LinkedIn. Expect it to drop off next year.
- Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2) – 43 (new), i have reposted this on LinkedIn and it gathered quite a bit of views and likes there, though i was expecting more traffic leading to the actual article. Maybe lower number is because it was posted in October and had only 3 months to cook.
- XenServer cleanup [EN] – 38 (new), this article probably always had similar number of views, but it got to the top list because other posts dropped considerably. Didn’t think XenServer is still relevant.
- Windows 7 – Windows Update check speedup [EN] – 33 (-60), another big drop, but still gets views somehow. Windows 7 is dead for so long.
- Cloud managed Edge IE Mode site list [EN] – 32 (new), posted at the very end of 2021. Relevant for companies using Intune and wanting to manage IE Mode list more easily and in modern way.
I went deeper into top list this time as i wanted to see views numbers for all the newest articles. Usually i cut off around 50. So, last year WSUS topic officially dropped from this list. Two last popular articles for that technology had combined 176 views in 2021 (after a whopping drop of 626). In 2022 they have only garnered 34 views total (another -142). WSUS tag as well only got 38 views (-28). Home page got 473 views last year (+106). About page got around the same number of views (38). And there were 132 views with not defined URL (bots trying to crack the site or something). Unfortunately, a few articles this year (Edge IE Mode tips and my thoughts on Microsoft To Do) only got around 10 views each. Was expecting more.
Looking at Google Analytics Geo report can see that 25% of traffic last year was actually from China (maybe they still rely a lot on XMPP and were reading that Openfire guide of mine). Second place was US and Lithuania only third.