The Best and Worst of September 2013

Overall, I’d have to say that September was a pretty good month for me.  Although my stats are down from last month because there was no author drama, I’m very happy with my 5,138 views, which is the highest number of views I’ve had in a non-drama month since January.  I’ve also welcomed 33 new followers this month and that makes me extremely happy; I pay more attention to follower statistics anyway.

So what were my top articles in September?

1.  The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

2.  Why Girls Hate Game of Thrones—A Rebuttal

3.  The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

4.  The Day an Author Suggested I Kill Myself

5.  How to Read 100 Pages in an Hour

Every single one of these except #5 has been on the list at least once before.  The fact that my article about speed reading is just now picking up steam is nice because I did put quite a bit of effort into writing it.  It’s nice to know that I can pass on a skill of mine to other people who read it.  The other articles, aside from the author drama one are popular simply because kids are back in school now or because it’s about a popular TV/book series.

So those were my five best articles.  What were my five worst?

1.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

2.  Kaiulani: The People’s Princess by Ellen Emerson White

3.  The Skystone by Jack Whyte

4.  Looking for Alaska by John Green

5.  The Time Travelers by Linda Buckley-Archer

Nothing is really all that surprising on this list.  They’re all newcomers to the list and are either books that aren’t exactly popular or popular books that are much older.  People won’t show much interest in The Hunger Games until Catching Fire releases anyway, so I’m not going to lose any sleep over my review of Mockingjay getting so few views.


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