Friday, October 31, 2014

October 2014 End Of The Month Report!

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October was a BIG month for the blog! Coming off our vacation, we had a lot of wonderful new foods to review, as well a few big movie reviews, Hallmark ornament reviews, and the new episodes of The Flash (which we’re happy to now be reviewing episode by episode!), Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Doctor Who! In addition to some very popular reviews of new products, we were excited to learn that some of our reviews actually made it in front of their artists (Nikki Yanofsky, for example!). We’re hoping to use the momentum going into November for a big month as Oscar Pandering Season and Christmas shopping pick up!

This was our best month of the year so far, both by hits and productivity!

This month, we picked up a few new followers through Twitter, but no new subscribers. 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 hoping to continue to grow 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 October, the index pages were updated very regularly, which made for a nice change over some of the prior months! 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 shoppers who have been spending during the early autumn and going through the blog to do so! As we enter holiday shopping time, if you have shopping to do online, please consider doing it through the blog to show your support for us!

At the end of October 2014, I have reviewed the following:
511 - Book Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Star Trek Books
Graphic Novels
878 - Music (Album and Singles) Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Music Reviews By Rating (Best To Worst)
Music Reviews In Alphabetical Order
2639 - 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!)!
The Doctor Who Review Index Page (All Doctor Who Reviews In Order)!
The Doctor Who Review Index Page (All Doctor Who Reviews From The Best Of The Franchise To The Worst!)!
210 - 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
763 - 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
819 - Food, Drink, And Restaurant Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Cheese and Meats
Ice Cream
Other Food
218 - Pet Product Reviews
Cat Product Reviews
Dog Product Reviews
Rabbit Product Reviews
109 - Travel Reviews
Destinations Reviews
Hotels Reviews
170 - Health And Beauty Product Reviews
179 - Home, Garden, Appliance and Tool Reviews
94 - Electronics, Computers, Computer Games and Software Reviews
38 - Other Product Reviews

The Featured Review For The Month of October is for Little Secret - Nikki Yanofsky!
Check it out!

The month of October had a lot of movement within the month and was dominated by reviews of new movies (and marks the first month since MAY that Neighbors (reviewed here!) has not made the list!) and a few great articles that have been holding on! For October, the Top Ten Reviews of the month were:
10. Dracula Untold
9. ”A Hen In The Wolf House” - Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
8. ”Making Friends And Influencing People” - Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
7. ”Heavy Is The Head” - Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
6. The Top Ten Episodes Of Frasier
5. Horns
4. 2014 Olaf Frozen Hallmark ornament
3. The Top Ten Episodes Of Star Trek: Voyager
2. 10,000 Days
1. The Best Of Me

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 - 299 reviews
9s - 431 reviews
8s - 835 reviews
7s - 933 reviews
6s - 848 reviews
5s - 1111 reviews
4s - 815 reviews
3s - 645 reviews
2s - 293 reviews
1s - 200 reviews
0s - 92 reviews
No rating - 75 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 October 2014, the most popular reviews/articles continue to be:
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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