Monday, December 31, 2012

December 2012 End Of The Month/End Of The Year Report!

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Ending the year on a very high note!

This month at W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe, we broke a couple of records and had some wonderful growth! There was a new addition to the Top Ten Of All Time, (for a long time, it looked like Parental Guidance was going to make it there, too!) and December became the blog's most trafficked month by a couple thousand hits! Once again, big movie releases were what intrigued our readers most! This month, we put special emphasis on music reviews and we appreciate all of the great feedback on them! Thanks for all the "likes" for those posts!

December also saw us picking up another subscriber, thanks for joining us! 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 really looking to grow 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 were able to keep the Index Pages up and updated almost the entire month, keeping it 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! Check it out!

If you enjoy the reviews, please consider clicking on the links in the reviews and purchasing items. We really appreciate all the purchases made through the blog during this holiday season. Thank you so much! 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 December, I have reviewed the following:
420 - Book Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Star Trek Books
Graphic Novels
704 - Music (Album and Singles) Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Music Reviews By Rating (Best To Worst)
Music Reviews In Alphabetical Order
2064 - 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!)!
176 - 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
609 - 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
609 - Food, Drink, And Restaurant Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Cheese and Meats
Ice Cream
Other Food
153 - Pet Product Reviews
Cat Product Reviews
Dog Product Reviews
Rabbit Product Reviews
106 - Travel Reviews
Destinations Reviews
Hotels Reviews
131 - Health And Beauty Product Reviews
137 - Home, Garden, Appliance and Tool Reviews
84 - Electronics, Computers, Computer Games and Software Reviews
22 - Other Product Reviews

The Featured Review Of The Month for December is: La Senorita Restaurant! For those interested in such things, the first review of 2012 on the blog was: Justice League Classic Icons Wonder Woman Action Figure!
and the final review of the year was: The Flash Archives Volume 1!
Check them out!

The month of December saw some serious staying power of some prior popular reviews as well as the predictable popularity of four big new theatrical releases. For December, the Top Ten Reviews of the month were:
10. The Top Ten Episodes Of Frasier
9. Angry Birds Star Wars
8. Like Crazy
7. Brita Water Filter 42629 Slim Pitcher
6. The Dark Knight Trilogy
5. 2012 Merida From Brave Hallmark Ornament
4. Les Miserables
3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2. Parental Guidance
1. Warm Bodies

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 - 266 reviews
9s - 376 reviews
8s - 668 reviews
7s - 736 reviews
6s - 660 reviews
5s - 867 reviews
4s - 610 reviews
3s - 500 reviews
2s - 216 reviews
1s - 146 reviews
0s - 75 reviews
No rating - 31 articles/postings

As we finish the year, it is worth noting that only TWO of the reviews still in the Top Ten Of All Time (I know I miss my Anne Hathaway For Wonder Woman article being there!). There was movement in this final month of the year, and at the end of December, the most popular reviews/articles I have written are:
10. Breaking Dawn, Part 1
9. Snow White And The Huntsman
8. Warm Bodies
7. The Amazing Spider-Man!
6. Cadbury Screme Eggs
5. The Avengers
4. The Hunger Games
3. Star Trek: Machinations Of Doomsday
2. Won't Back Down
1. Prometheus

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

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