Sunday, December 31, 2017

The 2017 End Of The Year Report!

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2017 has come to a close and we're looking forward to a busy and productive 2018! The blog had higher output in 2017 than it did in both 2016 and 2015, which was very exciting for us (and, hopefully, for our readers, too!). We intend to spend January catching up with some older shows and movies, as well as new food products and more of 2017's Hallmark ornaments. Please keep checking back; we're very excited about some reviews coming up!

Over the last year, we continued to adapt our prior reviews so they have functional links and our new reviews are being released with good new links, so products being reviewed generally have the right products associated with them. We appreciate our readers sticking with us through Amazon reconfiguring, which continues to be ongoing!

This month, we picked up two 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 December, 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, compared to what Blogspot offers!

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 the new years starts, if you're going shopping online, please come through the blog to to it. Thank you so much!

At the end of December 2017, I have reviewed the following:
590 - Book Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Star Trek Books
Graphic Novels
959 - Music (Album and Singles) Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Music Reviews By Rating (Best To Worst)
Music Reviews In Alphabetical Order
3391 - 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!)!
240 - 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
947 - 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
1087 - Food, Drink, And Restaurant Reviews
with specialized index pages for:
Cheese and Meats
Ice Cream
Other Food
289 - Pet Product Reviews
Cat Product Reviews
Dog Product Reviews
Rabbit Product Reviews
116 - Travel Reviews
Destinations Reviews
Hotels Reviews
232 - Health And Beauty Product Reviews
217 - Home, Garden, Appliance and Tool Reviews
110 - Electronics, Computers, Computer Games and Software Reviews
62 - Other Product Reviews

The Featured Review For The Month of December is my review of: The Orville - Season 1!
Check it out!

The month of December was mostly filled with new, highly-read reviews, mostly because of the return to air of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., though it was topped by a legacy review from a year ago! For December, the Top Ten Reviews of the month were:
10. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
9. "Home" - The Punisher
8. "A Life Spent"- Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
7. The Punisher - Season 1
6. "Don't Run" - The Flash
5. "Reign" - Supergirl
4. "Rewind" - Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
3. "Orientation, Part 2" - Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2. "Orientation, Part 1" - Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
1. Travelers - Season 1

This has been a very exciting year for us and the most of our most popular review of the year were from 2017, but we had a couple of holdovers from other years! The Top Ten Reviews for the entire year were:
10. Why Wonder Woman Will Age Poorly
9. One Day At A Time - Season 1 / Sense8 - Season 2 (TIE!)
8. Glow - Season 1
7. You Get Me
6. "Duet" - The Flash
5. Iron Fist - Season 1
4. Friends From College - Season 1
3. Thirteen Reasons Why - Season 1
2. Santa Clarita Diet - Season 1
1. A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Season 1

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 - 341 reviews
9s - 541 reviews
8s - 1030 reviews
7s - 1145 reviews
6s - 1067 reviews
5s - 1359 reviews
4s - 1022 reviews
3s - 800 reviews
2s - 391 reviews
1s - 259 reviews
0s - 131 reviews
No rating - 145 articles/postings

There was a decent amount of movement this year, including a new addition to the all time Top Ten Reviews! At the end of December 2017, the most popular reviews/articles are:
10. Oz The Great And Powerful
9. The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bone
8. A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Season 1
7. Warm Bodies
6. Iron Man 3
5. Now You See Me
4. Tyler Perry's Temptation
3. The Burden Of Being Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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! Thanks for a great year and we look forward to an incredible 2018!

© 2017 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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