The Best and Worst of December 2014

As is my tradition, I’m posting my monthly stats analysis early so that tomorrow I can do my full-year analysis.  This December was down from last December, with only 5,025 views total, including 3,066 unique visitors.  Seeing as my posting was erratic yet again, this isn’t really much of a surprise.  I’m happy that I actually did this well.  December is always a hectic month and in two out of three years it has been worse than the previous months because everyone wants to spend time off the internet and with their families and/or friends.

So what were the 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 Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

As usual, nothing new this month.  Two reviews, three of my most popular articles all make up my top 5 this month and pretty much every month.  I’m hoping to write more articles in the new year so hopefully I’ll break the streak of the same posts always making the top 5.  We’ll see.  My Forgotten Figures articles don’t seem to be doing as well as I’d hoped.  But maybe they’ll catch on.

What were the worst posts this month, then?

1.  The Commander’s Desire by Jeanette Green

2.  Genghis: Bones of the Hills by Conn Iggulden

3.  The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld

4.  What do you think makes a good book?

5.  The Sorceress by Michael Scott

I think this is the first time a couple of posts have appeared twice on the worst list: The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld and The Sorceress by Michael Scott.  They’re not really popular books that people are searching out because they’re a couple of years old.  Still, this is the first time in a long time we’ve had a repeat offender despite the relative popularity of both authors.

Well, that was my December, folks.  Stay tuned in tomorrow for how my entire year went.  But in the meantime, how was your December?  If you blog, do you notice a traffic dip in December as well or is it just me?  What was your best month in 2014?

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