The Best and Worst of January 2015

Well, January was a pretty good month for me in terms of posting.  I posted every day except Friday and I didn’t post that day because I was pretty sick.  So far, so good.  Hopefully in February I can honestly say that I posted every single day in keeping with my new year’s resolution.  And while blogging was pretty good for me, my personal life wasn’t too bad aside from the aforementioned sickness.  I’m fine now, however, and am looking forward to both The Walking Dead and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight returning next Sunday.

In January I received 6,644 views in total with 3964 of those being unique views.  I noticed that my comments were way down for most of the month but that’s probably because I didn’t post anything too terribly interesting/controversial other than some Saturday discussion posts.  I’m not going to lose any sleep over it and I’m just happy that January did so much better than December and that I’m back on a regular posting schedule.

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 Mad Reviewer Reading and Reviewing Challenge 2015 Sign Up

Once again, there are no real surprises here.  All of the top four have been in the top five for at least the last three months and my reading challenge sign up is always popular.  I just have to get around to updating the official list since more people joined!  It’s not as many people as last year but I think those people that did join this time around are more serious contestants.  I can’t wait to see how everyone does with their goals!

So what were the worst posts this month?

1.  Forgotten Figures: Zenobia

2.  The Best and Worst of November 2013

3.  Goddess Born by Kari Edgren

4.  Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars by Sheri Holman

5.  Wake by Amanda Hocking

Um, ouch?  My Forgotten Figures article on Zenobia seems to be truly forgotten by pretty much the whole internet since it only had one view in the entire month.  I spent two hours writing it and far more time researching it so yeah, that’s one of the most disappointing ‘worsts’ in quite a number of months.  The others aren’t that surprising as they’re not the most popular books or they’re quite dated but I was sad to see Goddess Born by Kari Edgren on there since that is an amazingly underrated novel.  But, like Zenobia, my beloved main character Selah was forgotten.

Well, that was how my January went.  How was yours?


  1. carla914

    I read your Zenobia article, too, so there should be at least 2 views. There is an error in your metrics. Good article.

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