Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December 2013 End Of The Month/2013 End Of The Year Report!

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We are ending the year on a high note at W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe!

December was a big month for the blog and we thank all our loyal readers over the past year. Bolstered by the review of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, it was an exciting month for the blog and it ended up being our third best month for readership since the blog began!

This month at W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe, there were two additions to the Top Ten Of All Time, with Catching Fire both joining the Top Ten, getting knocked out, and then rejoining it a few days later! This month, we put special emphasis on Hallmark ornaments, new movies, the musical works of Billy Joel and Madonna and Star Trek: Enterprise episodes! Thanks for all the "likes" for those posts, as well as all of the new hits on older reviews!

This month, we picked up one more subscriber! Thanks for joining our regular readership! 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 growing our readership this year, 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, 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!

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 as that keeps us going. Thank you so much! Thanks so much to all of the holiday shoppers who went through the blog to do their holiday shopping this year!

At the end of December and 2013, I have reviewed the following:
481 - Book Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Star Trek Books
Graphic Novels
839 - Music (Album and Singles) Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Music Reviews By Rating (Best To Worst)
Music Reviews In Alphabetical Order
2431 - 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!)!
200 - 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
707 - 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
722 - Food, Drink, And Restaurant Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Cheese and Meats
Ice Cream
Other Food
203 - Pet Product Reviews
Cat Product Reviews
Dog Product Reviews
Rabbit Product Reviews
107 - Travel Reviews
Destinations Reviews
Hotels Reviews
158 - Health And Beauty Product Reviews
165 - Home, Garden, Appliance and Tool Reviews
91 - Electronics, Computers, Computer Games and Software Reviews
35 - Other Product Reviews

The Featured Review For The Month for December is: Chuao Chocolatier Maple Bacon Bar! My highlighted review for the year is: How The Affordable Care Act Is Unconstitutional !
Check them out!

The month of December had a lot of movement within the month and a couple of prior reviews that made the list. For December, the Top Ten Reviews of the month were:
10. Gravity
9. Frozen
8. American Hustle
7. 12 Years A Slave
6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
5. Compulsion
4. Thor: The Dark World
3. Grudge Match
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
1. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

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 - 283 reviews
9s - 408 reviews
8s - 775 reviews
7s - 860 reviews
6s - 785 reviews
5s - 1029 reviews
4s - 742 reviews
3s - 602 reviews
2s - 266 reviews
1s - 189 reviews
0s - 85 reviews
No rating - 59 articles/postings

There was a decent amount of movement this month, with two new entries into the Top Ten. At the end of December and 2013, the most popular reviews/articles I have written are:
10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
9. Safe Haven
8. Oz The Great And Powerful
7. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bone
6. Warm Bodies
5. Iron Man 3
4. Now You See Me
3. Tyler Perry's Temptation
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!

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