The penultimate month of 2022 is coming to a close (see our helpful guide on remembering whether a given month has 30 or 31 days). That means it is time for our month-in-review post, a tradition which dates back to August 2020.
Below, I will present our new November 2022 content by category and most-visited articles of the month before proceeding to a short preview of what is to come in December.
November 2022 articles by category
Below, you will find all of our November 2022 articles and leaflets neatly sorted into broad categories. I will list articles before leaflets in each category. I selected five articles as editor’s choice selections for November 2022. While I recommend reading all of our articles, my five editor’s choice picks are what I personally consider to have been my best work of the month.
- The Misleading DRM E-Book Buy Button (NAF: November 15, 2022)
- Lateral thinking to extend game console life-cycles (NAF: November 22, 2022)
- An Unpleasant Voting Odor (NAF: November 8, 2022)
- Writing strong female characters (NAF: November 22, 2022)
- Eisenhower’s 1954 Veterans Day Proclamation (NAF: November 11, 2022)
- Calvin Coolidge’s 1923 Thanksgiving Proclamation (NAF: November 21, 2022)
- History of Thanksgiving Proclamations in the Philippines (NAF: November 23, 2022) Editor’s Choice
- Be sure how you begin (George Birdseye) (NAF: November 28, 2022)
- On buying Christmas trees in November (NAF: November 30, 2022)
- The BananaSlug Search Engine (NAF: November 6, 2021)
NLJ news and notes
- Joining the 700 (Article) Club (NAF: November 2, 2022)
- Ghostwriter is now a KDE App (NAF: November 6, 2022)
- Pixelfed Review Having Best Month Yet (NAF: November 14, 2022)
- Updates to al|together Review Introduction (NAF: November 16, 2022)
- The rewards of little effort (NAF: November 23, 2022)
- Flying 12-Foot Witch in Carroll Gardens (NAF: November 2, 2022)
- Fallen Inflatable Thanksgiving Turkey (NAF: November 17, 2022)
- Mario Party’s Joystick-Wrecking Rotation Games (NAF: November 3, 2022)
- History of the Mario Party Gloves (NAF: November 6, 2022) Editor’s Choice
- The Aborted Nintendo-Minnesota Lottery Scheme (NAF: November 7, 2022) Editor’s Choice
- Imagination in Pokémon Red and Blue (NAF: November 18, 2022) Editor’s Choice
- Catching Starly in Pokémon Legends: Arceus (NAF: November 11, 2022)
Visual novel reviews and related issues
- Running ONScripter-En in Linux Visual Novel Directory (NAF: November 13, 2022)
- Going From ONScripter Visual Novel .exe to Native Linux (November 14, 2022)
- Red Shift Visual Novel Review (NAF: November 16, 2022)
- Hair Color and Albinism in Red Shift Visual Novel (NAF: November 16, 2022) Editor’s Choice
- Wanderers in the Sky – Visual Novel Review (NAF: November 27, 2022)
- Visions from the Other Side Review (NAF: November 29, 2022)
12 most-visited articles of November 2022
|1||Cross-posting from Mastodon to Twitter||N.A. Ferrell||April 18, 2022||2|
|2||Reviewing the Mastodon Twitter Crossposter||N.A. Ferrell||May 10, 2022||5|
|3||The Mystery of Sōseki and Tsuki ga Kirei||N.A. Ferrell||March 14, 2021||1|
|4||An Early Review of Pixelfed – Instagram Alternative||N.A. Ferrell||November 13, 2020||8|
|5||Nintendo Power’s 1999 Yoshi in Pokémon April Fools Prank||N.A. Ferrell||April 1, 2021||14|
|6||The Last Stand of Constantine XI||N.A. Ferrell||May 30, 2020||12|
|7||Installing Ubuntu Touch on an Asus Nexus 7 (2013)||N.A. Ferrell||July 5, 2021||6|
|8||Review of /e/ – An Android Alternative For Mobile Phones||N.A. Ferrell||November 21, 2021||3|
|9||Review of the Teracube 2e Smartphone||N.A. Ferrell||November 19, 2021||9|
|10||The Pokémon Special Split in Generation 2 – Statistics and Analysis||N.A. Ferrell||January 18, 2022||10|
|11||Abraham Lincoln’s 1851 Letters on Work to John D. Johnston||N.A. Ferrell||November 5, 2021||7|
|12||Recommended F-Droid FOSS Apps For Android-Based Devices (2021)||N.A. Ferrell||November 27, 2021||4|
Our November ranking was dominated by my two spring 2022 articles on the Mastodon Twitter Crossposter tool. Although both articles had performed solidly in previous months, neither came particularly close to a monthly top-12 before sweeping the top two spots in November. My 2021 April Fools article on a 1999 Pokémon prank was the third article in November to make its monthly top-12 debut, coming in with a strong fifth-place performance.
I noted in my October review that November 2020 and 2021 saw the publication of some of our best-performing articles. While no November 2022 articles made our top-12, five articles from November 2020 and 2021 made appearances, led by the strongest month (in terms of visits) by my November 2020 review of Pixelfed.
November was a strong month on the whole. It had the highest threshold for entry (best-performing 12th-place article) on record, and the 15th-place article November would have made every previous monthly top-12. Moreover, our 18th place article in November would have made the monthly top-12 as recently as September.
I decided to include a three-month ranking in the last column of our table. That reflects where the article ranks when taking into account the 121 period running from September 1, 2022 through November 30, 2022.
Looking ahead to December 2022
I look forward to bringing 2022 to a strong conclusion this December. December was our best month in terms of views in 2020 and our second-best month in 2021, so I hope we can continue the trend in 2022.
If I have time, I may fully implement a couple of special New Leaf Journal sections similar to our Leaflets, but those projects may also be put off until 2023.
In terms of articles, I plan to move toward finishing my al|together visual novel review project by mid-2023. In furtherance of that goal, I plan to prioritize publishing all of the remaining reviews with autumnal and winter settings between December and February. I also have a few other visual novel and game reviews planned, including a holiday season follow-up to my ACE Academy review.
I also plan to clear out a few long-pending review projects not related to games. For example, I intend to publish a piece on my feed reading solution in December, and I may also publish updated reviews of open source Android applications and alternative search engines. Moreover, I have been testing a few new article discovery tools and I may be ready to write about one or two in December.
Finally, Christmas and New Years are fast approaching. You can look forward to content befitting both holidays and the change of the season from autumn to winter.
Thank you as always for reading and following The New Leaf Journal, and I hope you look forward to new and varied content to bring 2022 to a close.