Saturday, August 31, 2013

August 2013 End Of The Month Report!

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So, I took most of August off. I remained active with writing a script for a motion picture, which means I’m bound to spend some time in September editing and trying to sell the work. What time I spent in August blogging was surprisingly frustrating. My review of The Mortal Instruments: The City Of Bones was plagiarized by a number of sites, which really brought me down (I hate getting litigious on other sites, but I do it!). So, August had lower production, but still ended up as my third best month of the blog!

With Summer Blockbuster Season at an end and a ton of ornament reviews forthcoming, we’re going into the September slump strong!

This month at W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe, there was one addition to the Top Ten Of All Time! This month, we put special emphasis on Hallmark ornaments, new True Blood episodes, and Summer Blockbusters in theaters and forthcoming. Thanks for all the "likes" for those posts, as well as all of the new hits on older reviews!

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In August, the index pages were very regularly! The primary Index Page, which we try to update 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!

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At the end of August, I have reviewed the following:
460 - Book Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Star Trek Books
Graphic Novels
815 - Music (Album and Singles) Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Music Reviews By Rating (Best To Worst)
Music Reviews In Alphabetical Order
2344 - 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!)!
198 - 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
684 - 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
698 - Food, Drink, And Restaurant Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Cheese and Meats
Ice Cream
Other Food
195 - Pet Product Reviews
Cat Product Reviews
Dog Product Reviews
Rabbit Product Reviews
107 - Travel Reviews
Destinations Reviews
Hotels Reviews
152 - Health And Beauty Product Reviews
161 - Home, Garden, Appliance and Tool Reviews
90 - Electronics, Computers, Computer Games and Software Reviews
31 - Other Product Reviews

The Featured Review For The Month for August is the review of the 2013 Descending Upon Gotham City Batman Hallmark ornament!
Check it out!

The month of August had a lot of movement within the month and from some interesting prior reviews that made the list. For August, the Top Ten Reviews of the month were:
10. ”Dead Meat” - True Blood
9. ”Life Matters” - True Blood
8. Lovelace
7. Orange Is The New Black - Season 1
6. The Top Ten Episodes Of Frasier
5. R.I.P.D.
4. Compulsion
3. The Top Ten Episodes Of Star Trek: Voyager
2. The Lifeguard
1. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bone

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 - 282 reviews
9s - 404 reviews
8s - 749 reviews
7s - 834 reviews
6s - 748 reviews
5s - 998 reviews
4s - 714 reviews
3s - 581 reviews
2s - 253 reviews
1s - 177 reviews
0s - 85 reviews
No rating - 50 articles/postings

There was a decent amount of movement this month, with one new entry into the Top Ten, and at the end of August, the most popular reviews/articles I have written are:
10. Beautiful Creatures
9. Star Trek Into Darkness
8. Safe Haven
7. Oz The Great And Powerful
6. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bone
5. Warm Bodies
4. Iron Man 3
3. Now You See Me
2. Tyler Perry's Temptation
1. Man Of Steel

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© 2013 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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