Friday, December 30, 2016

The 2016 End Of The Year Report!

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I'm putting a cork in 2016 a day early. Following the death of Carrie Fisher, after a long string of deaths in 2016 that were just miserable, I've lost the will to churn out some late reviews to finish the year strong. Despite that, December was a huge month for readers and we're finishing 2016 strong. We had a lower-than-average productivity over 2016, but we had amazing readership, which means that the year ended on a high note for us!

We have been continuing to adapt our prior reviews so they have functional links and our new reviews are being released with good new links, so products being reviewed generally have the right products associated with them. We appreciate our readers sticking with us through Amazon reconfiguring, which continues to be ongoing!

This month, we picked up three new followers on Twitter, but no new subscribers! We are always trying to get people to become regular readers and subscribe, so if you enjoy what you're reading, please subscribe by clicking on the right side of the blog to get updates with each posting. As well, if you read a review that really affects you, be sure to "share" it! PLEASE share a link to the blog, not the content of the article; this keeps people coming to the site and, hopefully, liking what they find once they are here! We're slowly growing our readership, so sharing and subscribing to the blog is an important way you can help! If you’re subscribing, please tell your friends about the blog!

In December, we updated the index pages every few days, keeping them quite useful to our readers. The primary Index Page, is usually updated daily and lets you know what the featured review is and has an up-to-the-day tally of how many reviews have been reviewed in each category! Check it out and feel free to use that as it is a much more useful and organized index to the reviews I've written, compared to what Blogspot offers!

If you enjoy the reviews, please consider clicking on the links in the reviews (at least the ones that render properly!) and purchasing items. We really appreciate all the purchases made through the blog as that keeps us going. As the new years starts, if you're going shopping online, please come through the blog to to it. Thank you so much!

At the end of December 2016, I have reviewed the following:
572 - Book Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Star Trek Books
Graphic Novels
946 - Music (Album and Singles) Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Music Reviews By Rating (Best To Worst)
Music Reviews In Alphabetical Order
3114 - Movie and Television Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Movies By Rating (Best Movie to Worst)
Movies In Alphabetical Order
Best Picture Oscar Winner Film Reviews
Television Reviews
The Star Trek Review Index Page (All Star Trek Reviews In Order)!
The Star Trek Review Index Page (All Star Trek Reviews From The Best Of The Franchise To The Worst!)!
The Doctor Who Review Index Page (All Doctor Who Reviews In Order)!
The Doctor Who Review Index Page (All Doctor Who Reviews From The Best Of The Franchise To The Worst!)!
231 - Trading and Gaming Card Reviews
Gaming Cards Reviews
Star Trek Gaming Cards Reviews
Star Wars Gaming Cards Reviews
The Lord Of The Rings Trading Card Game Reviews
Other Gaming Cards Reviews
Trading Cards Reviews
892 - Toy and Christmas Ornament Reviews
with specialized pages for:
Ornament Reviews
Star Trek Toys
Star Wars Toys
Lord Of The Rings Toys
Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Angel Toys
Comic Book, Movie, Television Toys
Plush and Other Toys
969 - Food, Drink, And Restaurant Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Cheese and Meats
Ice Cream
Other Food
259 - Pet Product Reviews
Cat Product Reviews
Dog Product Reviews
Rabbit Product Reviews
114 - Travel Reviews
Destinations Reviews
Hotels Reviews
201 - Health And Beauty Product Reviews
204 - Home, Garden, Appliance and Tool Reviews
106 - Electronics, Computers, Computer Games and Software Reviews
60 - Other Product Reviews

The Featured Review For The Month of December is my review of: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!
Check them out!

The month of December was mostly filled with new, highly-read reviews and a few huge legacy reviews, most notably of the Rogue One trailer review, which broke into our Top Ten Of All Time! For December, the Top Ten Reviews of the month were:
10. "The Laws Of Inferno Dynamics" - Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
9. Stephen's Gourmet Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa
8. "Invasion!"- Legends Of Tomorrow
7. "Invasion!"- Arrow
6. "A Christmas Special" - Sense8
5. Travelers - Season 1
4. Spectral
3. Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life
2. The OA - Season 1
1. The Burden Of Being Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This has been a very exciting year for us and the most of our most popular review of the year were from 2016, but we had a couple of holdovers from other years! The Top Ten Reviews for the entire year were:
10. Spectral
9. True Memoirs Of An International Assassin
8. The Whole Truth
7. ARQ
6. Stranger Things - Season 1
5. The Top Ten Episodes Of Star Trek: Voyager
4. Star Trek Into Darkness
3. The OA - Season 1
2. Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life
1. The Burden Of Being Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I pride myself on being an exceptionally fair reviewer, but one who is very discriminating. I believe that most reviewers are far too biased toward both what is current and toward unduly praising things. I tend to believe most things actually are average and they ought to follows something around a Bell Curve. Mine is a little lopsided, but not as lopsided as most reviewers I know (who would probably have peak numbers between ten and seven)!

For my reviews, the current count is:
10s - 323 reviews
9s - 500 reviews
8s - 967 reviews
7s - 1078 reviews
6s - 1000 reviews
5s - 1271 reviews
4s - 943 reviews
3s - 736 reviews
2s - 356 reviews
1s - 235 reviews
0s - 114 reviews
No rating - 128 articles/postings

There was a decent amount of movement this month, including a new addition to the all time Top Ten Reviews! At the end of December 2016, the most popular reviews/articles are:
10. Safe Haven
9. Oz The Great And Powerful
8. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bone
7. Warm Bodies
6. Iron Man 3
5. Now You See Me
4. Tyler Perry's Temptation
3. The Burden Of Being Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
1. Man Of Steel

Thank you again, so much, for reading! Please share links to the blog with friends and spread the word! Thanks for a great year and we look forward to an awesome 2017!

© 2016 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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