23 Jun 2014

THE FILM RULES - Bottom Ten #2

Films have formulas and rules, but how well do films follow those formulas?  Let's look at how the posts are going...

My ten posts on this blog that get have the lowest average weekly traffic.

Why a bottom 10 and not a top ten?  Surely showcasing the better, more popular blogs would be smarter?  Well, I've never been one to equate popularity with quality.  Sure, some may be popular because they are quality, but some may be popular because they contain the words "Doctor Who" or "Nudity" and so get more hits.  But the popular ones are already getting traffic, the unpopular ones are the ones that need the boost.

There are two main ways to determine popularity (or a lack of) total views or the average weekly views.  Now, the total views favours the older posts.  One view a week for a twenty weeks is gets better results an entry from last week that gets nineteen views.  I don't like that idea.  So, I've gone for a weekly average.  That does preference newer posts that have the burst of views from their first week... but isn't as skewed.  Any anyway, if they do that badly, their results will have settled down by the next time I do this.
At this stage I've done 21 posts (a few more with meta stuff, but I'm excluding them), but I'm excluding the too new 21st post, and concentrating on the first twenty.  As such these bottom twenty are half the posts, it's not like all of them have done too badly.
The list goes from lowest average (10) to highest (1).

10.  Slasher Film:  Scream.

  • New to list.

9.  Rom Com Rules:  Sleepless In Seattle.
  • Drops from #5 to #9.

8.  Rom Com Rules:  10 Things I Hate About You.
  • Drops from #7 to #8.

7.  Rom Com Rules:  Four Weddings & A Funeral.
  • Previously in the Top 10.

6.  Random Rules:  10 Rules to Tell if a Character is a Super Villain.
  • Rose from #10 to #6.

5.  Bechdel Test (Slasher Films)
  • New to list.

4.  Slasher Rules:  Wolf Creek.
  • Rose from #8 to #4.

3.  Slasher Rules:  Silent Night, Deadly Night.
  • Rose from #9 to #3.

2.  Slasher Rules:  Friday the 13th Part 2.
  • Previously in the top 10.

1.  Slasher Rules:  Psycho.

    • Previously in the top 10.

    Three blogs barely escaped the Bottom 10:

    And one actually made it into the top 10:

    ~ DUG.

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