Friday, January 31, 2014

January 2014 End Of The Month Report!

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Happy 2014 readers! W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe had a very average start to 2014, mostly because our movie reviews were more limited to already-released and much smaller films than usual (though ironically, one of our just-posted reviews already made the Best Of The Month listing!).

This month was an exciting month for W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe in that we formed a new relationship (Thanks so much to Sheila G’s for their entire product line of Brownie Brittle for review!) and got some great new product in from Jelly Belly jelly bean corporation for review. We might not have broken any records for the blog this month, but it was a substantive month of reviews with a decent chunk of reviews in the docket for a (hopefully) uninterrupted February!

This month at W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe, there we had no new additions to the Top Ten Of All Time. This month, we put special emphasis on food, new Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. episodes, the musical works of Bruce Springsteen and Joni Mitchell and Star Trek: Enterprise episodes! Thanks for all the "likes" for those posts, as well as all of the new hits on older reviews!

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In January, 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 January 2014, I have reviewed the following:
483 - Book Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Star Trek Books
Graphic Novels
844 - Music (Album and Singles) Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Music Reviews By Rating (Best To Worst)
Music Reviews In Alphabetical Order
2451 - 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!)!
201 - 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
713 - 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
732 - Food, Drink, And Restaurant Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Cheese and Meats
Ice Cream
Other Food
205 - Pet Product Reviews
Cat Product Reviews
Dog Product Reviews
Rabbit Product Reviews
107 - Travel Reviews
Destinations Reviews
Hotels Reviews
161 - Health And Beauty Product Reviews
166 - Home, Garden, Appliance and Tool Reviews
92 - Electronics, Computers, Computer Games and Software Reviews
36 - Other Product Reviews

The Featured Reviews For The Month of January are: Sheila G’s Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle and Draft Beer Jelly Belly Jelly Beans !
Check them out!

The month of January had a lot of movement within the month and was dominated by prior reviews that came thundering back! For January, the Top Ten Reviews of the month were:
10. High Hopes - Bruce Springsteen
9. August: Osage County
8. Android Cop
7. ”The Magical Place” - Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
6. ”Seeds” - Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
5. The Worst Ten Episodes Of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
4. The Top Ten Episodes Of Frasier
3. ”The Cage” - Star Trek
2. The Top Ten Episodes Of Star Trek: Voyager
1. Compulsion

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 - 285 reviews
9s - 410 reviews
8s - 782 reviews
7s - 869 reviews
6s - 790 reviews
5s - 1040 reviews
4s - 752 reviews
3s - 603 reviews
2s - 267 reviews
1s - 191 reviews
0s - 86 reviews
No rating - 61 articles/postings

There was a decent amount of movement this month, but there were no new entries into the Top Ten. At the end of January 2014, 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

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