In Review: September'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).

This was the third consecutive month of record-setting traffic, with an increase of 70% over the traffic level in August (and that month had a 70% increase over July, so we've more than doubled the traffic to this site since the start of summer). Also, there were two anomalies in traffic that required me to tweak the list below. The month in review post from August was one of the most trafficked posts in September, because of the image attached to the post (it showed up high in Google image searches). I excluded that from the top 5. I also excluded the DGOW Tournament home page since that's not really a "post", but if it were, it would have been in the top five.

OK, now on to the posts.

5. Futurama "The Mutants Are Revolting" Reaction
All season long, my Futurama reviews were among the most popular on the site, and this was no exception. Hopefully I'll be able to keep the momentum going when Futurama returns next year.

4. Glee "Audition" Rapid Reaction/Song Review
Let's just say this won't be the last time you see "Glee" on this list.

3. 2010 Desktop Girl Tournament - First Round (Part 1)
This served as the defacto home for the DGOW Tournament for a couple days, and as such it got more traffic than any other DGOW post. As it is, the way I've done the voting, you can still access the later round votes from this page.

2. Glee "Britney/Brittany" Reaction/Song Review
This was posted very late in the month, but burst out of the gate and quickly challenged for the top spot (the top two entries this month both received about 200% more traffic than #3). I did three other Britney Spears Glee related posts, but none were nearly as popular as this one.

1. Review: Buffy Season 8 #36 - "Last Gleaming, Part 1"
And back in its rightful #1 spot - Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Buffy comic reviews have pretty much owned this site since I started doing them again. What I love is that I'll find new readers discovering the site from a Google search, then reading through all the reviews in a single visit.

My Top 10 Favorite Things About "Glee" Season One
Not surprisingly, a lot of people who found my site through my "Britney/Brittany" review also clicked on this post, which wasn't even among the top 5 most-trafficked posts last month, but would have ranked third if it was eligible for the September rankings (oh, and if I do a "Top 10 Favorite Things About 'Glee' Season Two" post at the end of the year, I'd guess that most of them will come from "Britney/Brittany").

No DGOW of the month this time, since there have been no selections while the tournament is going on. But if I had to make a pick, it'd probably be Stana Katic, who's been surprisingly strong in the tournament.