Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 2012 End Of The Month Update

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In an astonishing move for a month when there were no breakout reviews until the very last week, we managed to have our SECOND best month of the blog yet! I credit this both to the many timely reviews of the new Hallmark Christmas ornament line and the fact that we’ve started picking up more subscribers certainly help!

The last day of the month, we managed to get some movement in the Top Ten Reviews of all time! Before that, we had a great month and are going into August (traditionally one of the worst months of the year for reviews) very strong!

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In July, 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!

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At the end of July, I have reviewed the following:
373 - Book Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Star Trek Books!
Graphic Novels
550 - Music (Album and Singles) Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Music Reviews By Rating (Best To Worst)
Music Reviews In Alphabetical Order
1733 - 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)!
The Star Trek Review Index Page (All Star Trek Reviews From The Best Of The Franchise To The Worst!)!
158 - 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
523 - Toy and Christmas Ornament Reviews
506 - Food, Drink, And Restaurant Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Cheese and Meats
Other Food
122 - Pet Product Reviews
Cat Product Reviews
Dog Product Reviews
Rabbit Product Reviews
106 - Travel Reviews
Destinations Reviews
Hotels Reviews
103 - Health And Beauty Product Reviews
111 - Home, Garden, Appliance and Tool Reviews
77 - Electronics, Computers, Computer Games and Software Reviews
21 - Other Product Reviews

My featured review for July was real tough to pluck out, but ultimately I went with the two big new musical releases I reviewed: The Crossing - Sophie B. Hawkins and The Idler Wheel - Fiona Apple! Check it out!

For July, the Top Ten Reviews were my reviews of:
10. The Avengers
9. On Stranger Tides Pirates Of The Caribbean ornament
8. Edward And Bella's Wedding Twilight Ornament
7. The Amazing Spider-Man
6. Batman The Dark Knight Rises ornament
5. Wanderlust
4. Thor The Avengers ornament
3. The Watch
2. The Dark Knight Rises
1. Total Recall (2012)

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 - 245 reviews
9s - 331 reviews
8s - 562 reviews
7s - 603 reviews
6s - 535 reviews
5s - 724 reviews
4s - 496 reviews
3s - 421 reviews
2s - 183 reviews
1s - 119 reviews
0s - 66 reviews
No rating - 22 articles/postings

And, if you haven't checked out the top reviews of all time, at the end of July, the most popular reviews/articles I have written are:
10. Men In Black 3
9. Project X
8. Total Recall (2012)
7. Breaking Dawn, Part 1
6. Snow White And The Huntsman
5. The Amazing Spider-Man!
4. The Avengers
3. The Hunger Games
2. Star Trek: Machinations Of Doomsday
1. Prometheus

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

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