Friday, September 30, 2016

September 2016 End Of The Month Report!

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September was a very big month for production on the blog and we reviewed a lot of new, independent movies, Netflix shows and the new episodes of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. among other things! Our Artist Of The Month for music reviews was Selena Gomez and we made it through her entire body of musical work (though one of those reviews still has yet to be posted!) in the month. While it might not yet be reflected in the Top Ten, we finished the month big with reviews of every episode and the full season of Luke Cage!

Unfortunately, September saw Amazon changing its Affiliates programming, making virtually all of the product ads associated with reviews go wonky and not render properly. This is, potentially, devastating to us as we now have thousands of reviews, each with multiple links and re-coding each review would be a painstaking and annoying process that would probably take years to accomplish. Going forward, we are using new widgets, but for past reviews, things might not look so good.

This month, we picked up three new followers on 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 slowly growing 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 September, we updated the index pages every few days, keeping them quite useful to our readers. The primary Index Page, is usually updated daily and 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 and feel free to use that as it is a much more useful and organized index to the reviews I've written!

If you enjoy the reviews, please consider clicking on the links in the reviews (at least the ones that render properly!) and purchasing items. We really appreciate all the purchases made through the blog as that keeps us going. As back-to-school spending picks up, if you're going shopping online, please come through the blog to to it. Thank you so much!

At the end of September 2016, I have reviewed the following:
557 - Book Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Star Trek Books
Graphic Novels
936 - Music (Album and Singles) Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Music Reviews By Rating (Best To Worst)
Music Reviews In Alphabetical Order
3025 - 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!)!
229 - 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
865 - 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
942 - Food, Drink, And Restaurant Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Cheese and Meats
Ice Cream
Other Food
252 - Pet Product Reviews
Cat Product Reviews
Dog Product Reviews
Rabbit Product Reviews
114 - Travel Reviews
Destinations Reviews
Hotels Reviews
198 - Health And Beauty Product Reviews
201 - Home, Garden, Appliance and Tool Reviews
105 - Electronics, Computers, Computer Games and Software Reviews
56 - Other Product Reviews

The Featured Review For The Month of September is my review of: The Honest Kitchen Grain Free Base Mix Dog Food and my Featured Article: The Top Ten Essential Star Trek Experiences!
Check them out!

The month of September was awash in movement and it is no surprise that almost all of the biggest reviews were new movies and television reviews, with another big new Netflix film topping the chart! For September, the Top Ten Reviews of the month were:
10. Other People
9. The Flash - Season 2
8. Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker Mighty Muggs Figure
7. Zoom / Flock Of Dudes (TIE!)
6. Antibirth
5. The Whole Truth
4. "The Ghost" - Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
3. Cardboard Boxer
1. ARQ

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 - 321 reviews
9s - 490 reviews
8s - 942 reviews
7s - 1048 reviews
6s - 976 reviews
5s - 1244 reviews
4s - 926 reviews
3s - 715 reviews
2s - 338 reviews
1s - 228 reviews
0s - 110 reviews
No rating - 121 articles/postings

There was a decent amount of movement this month, but there was no movement in the all time Top Ten Reviews! At the end of September 2016, the most popular reviews/articles are:
10. Beautiful Creatures
9. Safe Haven
8. Oz The Great And Powerful
7. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bone
6. Iron Man 3
5. Warm Bodies
4. Tyler Perry's Temptation
3. Now You See Me
2. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
1. Man Of Steel

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