In Review: July's Best

In case you don't remember from last month, here's the drill: is one of the vanity domains for this site. At the start of each month, I use it to spotlight the 5 most "awesome" posts of the previous month (aka the 5 posts that drew the most traffic).

July saw a record amount of traffic to this site, and for the first time since April, we've got a new champ as the most viewed page. That's right, something was finally able to beat out my review of Buffy #34. We'll get to that eventually, but as always, we start with Number 5.

5. Does Anyone Want a Free Ticket to Lilith Fair Boston?
This post got a lot of search traffic in the days leading up to Lilith Fair Boston, and someone did eventually end up claiming the ticket. But it didn't get into the top five until the last day of July, when it showed up in searches for people looking for reviews.

4. Futurama "The Duh-Vinci Code" Reaction
My "Futurama" reviews have been popular this past month, with two cracking the top 5 this month and one just missing out. So, with that said, I promise to get to my review of this past week's episode at some point today.

3. Futurama "Lethal Inspection" Review
Hey, that didn't take long. Here's the other "Futurama" entry on this list. After a few missteps early this season, this show has gotten back on track, and the last three or four episodes have been the best of the season.

2. Lilith Fair Boston - Pictures and Video
This post wasn't even up for a full 24 hours last month, going up late yesterday morning, but in one day it became the second-most-trafficked new post of the month (and if it'd had another day, I'm pretty sure it would have surpassed the old Buffy review, but maybe not the No. 1 post). Also, it's worth mentioning here that the video of the finale is easily the most viewed of the four.

1. Charmed Comic Review, Issue #1
Remember way back in March when I said I'd probably be skipping the Charmed comic? Yeah, well I have very little willpower when it comes to these things, and actually I didn't completely hate the book (no Billie! Yay!). My review has been linked up in a few different places, which definitely helped it beat the Buffy #34 review (which at this point is drawing the majority of its traffic from Google searches).

What’s up with this 5th of July crap?

This post from 2004 cracked the top 15 in total traffic this month on the strength of people searching for why the 5th of July is a banking holiday (it was this year, as it was back in 2004, because the 4th of July fell on a Sunday). Back in 2004, I thought it was stupid. This year, I got the extra day off, so, sure, make it a holiday. Whatever.

Deborah Ann Woll
"True Blood"'s baby vamp Jessica drew the most traffic of any of this month's DGOW selections, though she still fell way behind February DGOW selection Christina Hendricks (who got a nice boost from the return of Mad Men). Other DGOW selections in July included Anna Camp, Ellen Page and Kristinia DeBarge.