The Best and Worst of November 2014

November went by in a blur for me, to be honest.  Between not having internet for half of it and not having water for the past day and a half currently, I’m really quite sick of rural life.  Still, it makes me appreciate all the more the fact I’m moving to a real-life city in the summer.  So overall, not a bad month but not a great month.

In November, despite spotty posting, I managed to get 6,022 views including a total of 3,875 unique views.  That’s fewer views than October, but I can’t really complain because of the aforementioned spotty posting.  Hopefully the internet I pay through the nose for will be slightly more consistent in the future.

So what were my best posts 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.  Best Seller by Martha Reynolds

5.  The Mad Reviewer is Open to Review Requests (Temporarily)

That’s actually a pretty respectable list, with two new posts finally making it.  My review of Best Seller by Martha Reynolds is still going very strong and I’m glad that the author is still promoting it.  It makes me far more likely to review books by authors in the future when they promote the heck out of my reviews, even mediocre ones.  As for the last item on my list, I’m quite happy with the response I’ve had to my call for submissions.  I’ve got 14 locked in right now and I’ve reviewed four of them; so far, so good.

And what were the worst posts this month?

1.  A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

2.  Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess by Carolyn Meyer

3.  Guest Posting Today

4.  My Rating System

5.  “Game of Thrones man hatred” and More Weird Search Terms

The only surprise there is that one of my weird search term posts finally made the list of the worst in terms of views.  That’s shocking, actually.  As for the rest, I can’t really complain.  They’re either old articles or announcements or books that aren’t necessarily the most popular at the moment.  Next month that list will totally change, just like every other list of the worst articles/reviews.

Well, that was how my November went.  How was yours?  Did you watch that heartbreaking mid-season finale of The Walking Dead last night?


    • Carrie Slager

      Yeah, I should really start doing that a bit more. Most authors are pretty good about doing it on their own but have small social networks. Still, adding one sentence asking for promotion in my email back with the review wouldn’t hurt. Thanks Mark. 🙂

  1. patricksponaugle

    I’m hoping to see The Walking Dead tonight, but I suspect I know one element from the #RIP[NAME] hashtags I’ve seen on Twitter.

    I always enjoy your monthly Best and Worst posts. I’ll have to visit the Game of Thrones Man Hatred post, since it’s great fun. Worst? Shenanigans! Harrumph, I say!

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