March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. It is now April, but I have not yet published my regularly scheduled month-in-review. Below, I link to our new articles from March along with our most-visited posts.

New Leaves From March 2024

I published 17 new articles on The New Leaf Journal in March 2024. The first of which was my February 2024 review. I present the other 16 articles below. Note: I (N.A. Ferrell)

Related Sites

I published several new articles on our sister short-form publishing site, The Emu Café Social. I will share a few highlights here. I discussed a case of narcissism wherein one disgrunted individual took credit for Nintendo, a famously litigious multi-national corporation, suing to shut down the Yuzu Switch emulator. I wrote an update on my Pokémon Red play-through novel project, which is still in progress. I responded to an interesting post on blogging under the threat of AI content scrapers. Finally, I talked about washing down the last episode of The Dangers in My Heart season two (I will review the season on NLJ in April) with a couple fo Initial D episodes.

I mailed five editions of our weekly newsletter in March. Each edition The Newsletter Leaf Journal includes original content such as 21 links from around the web, weekly article rankings, and other news and notes, so I recommend skimming the older issues even if you already read our March articles. See issues 176, 177, 178, 179, and 180.

Most-turned leaves of March 2023 and Jan-March 2023

I use an open source, privacy-friendly, and entirely local page counting solution called Koko Analytics to track page views and referrers here at The New Leaf Journal (see review). Each month, I list our 24 most-visited articles of the month and also of the three month period ending with the month in question. Below, you will find our most-visited articles of March 2024 and also of the first three months of 2024.

(Author. Published)
3-Month Rank
1Yuki’s Hair Color in A Sign of Affection
N.A. Ferrell. February 2, 2024.
2Itsuomi’s Hair Color in A Sign of Affection
N.A. Ferrell. February 5, 2024.
3Recommended F-Droid FOSS Apps For Android-Based Devices (2021)
N.A. Ferrell. November 28, 2021.
4Heights in “The Dangers in My Heart” Anime
N.A. Ferrell. April 2, 2023.
5An In-Depth Look at Norton Safe Search
N.A. Ferrell. October 18, 2022.
6Installing Ubuntu Touch on a Google Nexus 7 (2013)
N.A. Ferrell. July 5, 2021.
7The Pokémon Special Split in Generation 2 – Statistics and Analysis
N.A. Ferrell. January 18, 2022.
8Installing GrapheneOS on a Google Pixel 6a
N.A. Ferrell. May 15, 2023.
9Broken Optical Audio Cable Door “Fix”
N.A. Ferrell. September 16, 2023.
10The Dangers in My Heart S1 Anime Review
N.A. Ferrell. December 28, 2023.
11Installing LineageOS on a 2013 Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi)
N.A. Ferrell. July 28, 2021.
12The Last Nintendo Wii Games
N.A. Ferrell. August 1, 2023.
13How the Forget-Me-Not Flower Found Its Name
N.A. Ferrell. March 11, 2021.
14The Mystery of Sōseki and Tsuki ga Kirei
N.A. Ferrell. March 14, 2021.
15Height differences in anime romances
N.A. Ferrell. March 22, 2023.
16Hair Color in The Apothecary Diaries Anime
N.A. Ferrell. November 15, 2023.
17The Story of Billy Possum, President Hoover’s Pet Opossum
N.A. Ferrell. November 30, 2021.
18Ghostwriter Markdown Editor Review
N.A. Ferrell. October 7, 2022.
19Tiki paralogue trick in Fire Emblem Engage
N.A. Ferrell. February 3, 2023.
20Persona 4 Golden Digital Artbook Review (Steam)
N.A. Ferrell. November 15, 2020.
21A Sign of Affection Ep 7 Hair Color Notes
N.A. Ferrell. February 20, 2024.
22Hair Color in Raven of the Inner Palace
N.A. Ferrell. November 15, 2023.
23Presidents Who Went By Middle Names
N.A. Ferrell. February 19, 2024.
24A Look at ProxiTok, a TikTok Frontend
N.A. Ferrell. May 15, 2022.
XCycling Doping Fallacies
N.A. Ferrell. January 5, 2024.
XThe Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten – Anime Review
N.A. Ferrell. March 30, 2023.
XPerforming Site-Specific Searches With DuckDuckGo
N.A. Ferrell. August 8, 2021.
XPeekier Search Engine Review
N.A. Ferrell. February 26, 2022.

After my article on Itsuomi’s hair color in A Sign of Affection debuted at number one in February, my first article on hair color in the series covering Yuki Itose took the top spot in March. Itsuomi held on to the second spot to etch another milestone in the history of my anime hair color project with a 1-2 finish on the month. We also saw three other anime hair color articles make the top 24 for a record five in total (surpassing February’s mark of four). While it was a good month for anime articles on the whole with 8 in the top 24 and 4 in the top 10, what had been one of my strongest anime articles in recent months, my review of The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten, narrowly missed out on the monthly top 24 (although it still held a solid 12th in the 3-month ranking). The month saw no major surprises with the top 9 articles all sitting in the top 10 on the year (the year leader, my essay on cycling doping fallacies, is a Hacker News aberration). March was a solid month in the grand scheme of things albeit a drop from our very strong February, so I hope to see a little bit of a rebound as we move into the spring.