The Best and Worst of July 2014

Yep, this is another Best and Worst of… installment that’s a little late but it’s better late than never.  Especially considering all of the tech problems I’ve had recently (and am still having).  My keyboard recently died on my desktop so now I have to use a laptop that is way too small for my long fingers.  Oh well, things could be worse.

Sadly on the statistics front, July just couldn’t compete with the previous four record-breaking months.  Now that Game of Thrones is done for another several months and school is out (so I don’t get hits on my Hunger Games articles as much) I expected my views to go down and I wasn’t surprised when I only received 6,344 page views with 4,568 unique views.  Still, that’s much better than last July, which clocked in at 3,958 total page views.  My site is continuing to grow in popularity so I can hardly complain about how tough I have it.

Well, what were the best articles this month?

1.  Why Girls Hate Game of Thrones—A Rebuttal

2.  How to Read 100 Pages in an Hour

3.  The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

4.  Discussion: Who are Book Reviews For?

5.  Discussion: Your School Reading Experiences

As with the previous four months, my Game of Thrones article gave me over half of the views I received and the other articles preceding it were far behind by comparison (3000+ hits compared to 100).  My discussions did better than they usually do, mainly because I haven’t really posted discussions for a while since my tech problems started.  Speaking of which, I still have to reply to all of those awesome comments!

So what were the worst articles in July?

1.  The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady by Gerald Morris

2.  Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

3.  Hand of Isis by Jo Graham

4.  The Fire Within by Chris d’Lacey

5.  The Secret War by Matt Myklusch

All of these are reviews this month, which is unusual, but at the same time it’s not all that concerning.  They’re all books that have been out for a while so of course they’re not going to get the same amount of hits as newer books that are being talked about all over the internet.  I don’t see any repeat offenders so I usually don’t get too worried about which reviews appear on the worst list.

Well, that’s how my July went: lower stats and tons of tech problems but still not too bad.  Work is busy, which is good, but at the same time I look back on the slow days of winter with longing because while I’m ringing up customers constantly I’m not getting any cleaning or estimating done.  Still, I can’t complain.  How was your July?



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