Monday, April 30, 2012

April 2012 End Of The Month Update!

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This month, we had our second-best month and there was another new addition to our Top 10 Reviews Of All Time!

April had a daunting challenge; coming on the heels of our most-successful month yet, April had big shoes to fill. Those shoes proved to be just a little too big for the blog, but there was still measurable growth over the former second best month on the blog and the traffic did not slip down to the level of February! For the third month in a row, there was movement within the Top 10 reviews of all time! This was the second month where our monthly traffic exceeded 10% of the blog's all-time total traffic, so we're hoping very much to continue to see growth.

To that end, we picked up two new subscribers!!!!! It's always great to see growth in our subscribing reader base and for the first time in a while, we had that in April. If you're reading, now's a great time to subscribe!

In April, we were able to keep the Index Pages up and updated the entire month, making for a very dynamic website. The primary Index Page, which is now updated daily, 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!

If you enjoy the reviews, please consider clicking on the links in the reviews and purchasing items. By purchasing items through the links on the blog, you sponsor my ability to continue reviewing. Thank you so much for that support!

At the end of April, I have reviewed the following:
347 - Book Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Graphic Novels
487 - Music (Album and Singles) Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Music Reviews By Rating (Best To Worst)
Music Reviews In Alphabetical Order
1531 - Movie and Television Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Movies By Rating (Best Movie to Worst)
Movies In Alphabetical Order
Best Picture Film Reviews
Television Reviews
The Star Trek Review Index Page (All Star Trek Reviews In Order)!
151 - Trading and Gaming Card Reviews
449 - Toy and Christmas Ornament Reviews
449 - Food, Drink, And Restaurant Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
NEW! Cereal
Other Food
104 - Pet Product Reviews
Cat Product Reviews
Dog Product Reviews
Rabbit Product Reviews
100 - Travel Reviews
88 - Health And Beauty Product Reviews
108 - Home, Garden, Appliance and Tool Reviews
71 - Electronics, Computers, Computer Games and Software Reviews
19 - Other Product Reviews

My featured review for April is my review of God Bless America! Check it out!

For April, the Top Ten Reviews were my reviews of:
10. Playboy Women Of Starbucks
9. Strangers With Candy - Season 1
8. Thor
7. Battleship
6. Piranha 3D
5. The Lucky One
4. 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
3. Labyrinth 12" Talking Jareth The Goblin King Figure
2. The Three Stooges
1. The Avengers

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 - 233 reviews
9s - 294 reviews
8s - 498 reviews
7s - 526 reviews
6s - 470 reviews
5s - 644 reviews
4s - 443 reviews
3s - 372 reviews
2s - 158 reviews
1s - 107 reviews
0s - 60 reviews
No rating - 17 articles/postings

And, if you haven't checked out the top reviews of all time, at the end of March, the most popular reviews/articles I have written are:
10. He's Just Not That Into You
9. 2011 Harry Potter "Fleeing The Fiendfyre" Hallmark Ornament
8. The Star Wars Saga on Blu-Ray
7. Anne Hathaway For Wonder Woman!
6. Friends With Benefits
5. Project X
4. Breaking Dawn, Part 1
3. The Avengers
2. The Hunger Games
1. Star Trek: Machinations Of Doomsday

Thank you again, so much, for reading! Please share links to the blog with friends and spread the word!

© 2012 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.

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