2014: Reel Librarians in review

Happy 2015! The WordPress stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for Reel Librarians, so here’s a quick look back.

Wordpress celebration graphic
WordPress celebration graphic

Here’s an excerpt from the annual report:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete 2014 report, which includes much more. And if you’re interested, click here for the 2013 report and here for the 2012 report.

Most popular posts of 2014:

The most popular posts last year were actually all published the year before, which the WordPress stats helpers choose to interpret as “Your writing has staying power!” 😉 “The Killing Kind vs. The Attic” post (published Oct. 23, 2013) was far and away the most popular post with over 2,500 views in 2014.

Here are the most popular posts of 2014 of those actually written and published last year:

My personal favorite posts of 2014:

I always find it an interesting exercise to take a look back and identify my own personal favorite posts of the year. Reminds me of why I dedicate so much of my spare time to this blog! Last year, I chose a personal favorite from each month; this year, I’ll keep thing simpler by choosing my top 5 favorite posts from 2014:

  • WarGames and research (Dec. 31, 2014):  My most recent post and final post of 2014 — and one of my absolute faves! This one surprised me, as I really didn’t expect much at all out of the few seconds of screen time of this film’s reel librarian — and yet the research montage scene was so layered and interesting.
  • The Lindgren trilogy (July 23, 2014):  This post finished up a series of posts I had written about the librarian in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, comparing LINDGREN the archives librarian character from the 2005 book, the 2009 Swedish film version, and the 2011 American film version.
  • Enough, said the librarian (Feb. 25, 2014):  An unexpected reel librarian portrayal in James Gandolfini’s last major film role in Enough Said. I also enjoyed researching what a “digital archivist” was.
  • Pride and Prejudice and librarians (Feb. 28, 2014):  Hello, Jane Austen — reason enough to enjoy this post. But I also enjoyed digging into the reasons why the Mr. Collins character in this 1940 film adaptation was changed from a clergyman to a librarian. I’d also like to think I was channeling Jane Austen to release some of my snark in this post. 😉
  • Review of ‘Queue Tips: Discovering Your Next Great Movie’ (Jan. 21, 2014):  This was a fun post to write, as well as a fun book to read. This was the first book I was sent a copy of and asked to review for the site — by no less than the author himself, Rob Christopher! — so it holds a sentimental place in my heart — and my bookshelf. 😀

If you haven’t caught up on these reader (and personal) faves, enjoy! I’ll be back next week with another film analysis post to start off the new year!


Author: Jennifer

Librarian, blogger, movie lover

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