Yesterday, December 17th, was the one-year anniversary when Jack Flacco: The Official Site went live. In celebration of this milestone, I will present the Top 5 Most Popular Women Who Wow Wednesday posts of 2013.
First, I would like to thank all the folks who took the opportunity to visit my site this year. I have to say, you’ve flattered me by all the attention you’ve shown me. If you’re interested to see how much attention this site received, check out this week’s Monday Mayhem post for the 2013 stats of views and visitors.
Moving along. When choosing the Top 5 Most Popular Women Who Wow Wednesday posts, I first wanted to present them based on amount of views. The more I thought of it though, more it didn’t make sense. For instance, a visitor may pop into the site and hit the same post several times within the day. I didn’t think it fair, considering there could have only been two visitors for that day and a hundred views.
Next, I thought I’d use comments as the benchmark. You know, the more comments a post has, the more popular it is. Again, I didn’t think it represented a good way to measure popularity given I can comment on my own post a dozen times and push it ahead on the popularity scale.
No, what I used is the number of “likes” a post has garnered throughout the year. It will not only present a fair representation of popularity for a post but also prevents users from gaming the system with multiple “likes”.
Okay, let’s get to list.
The Top 5 Most Popular Women Who Wow Wednesday posts of 2013:
Hermione Granger—“As the precocious, young witch in the magical world of Harry Potter, it doesn’t seem fitting to include Hermione Granger in my Women Who Wow Wednesday series. However, once we see what she accomplishes when she flees the troll in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, we can safely cast aside all those biases…” ~70 likes
Mathilda—“Last week, for my Women Who Wow Wednesday series, I wrote about The Bride, Quentin Tarantino’s blitzkrieg. This week, I’m concentrating on Mathilda, Luc Besson’s hitgirl—raw steal for nerves and a tummy made of iron. When Natalie Hershlag auditioned for the part of Mathilda in the movie Léon: The Professional, everyone had fallen off their…” ~64 likes
Selene—“What better way to kick off today’s Women Who Wow Wednesday post than with a kick ass, female Death Dealer. I like vampires. Well, I like vampire movies, not vampires per se. Otherwise that would make me weird. Then again, I do love zombies, so that makes me weird enough. But I like a good…” ~57 likes
Laurie Strode—“For those unfamiliar with the Halloween franchise, one cannot say the name Laurie Strode without saying Michael Myers in the same breath. One, the protagonist. The other, über-antagonist. Women Who Wow Wednesday continues with horror’s scream queen Laurie Strode. When Jamie Lee Curtis accepted the role of Laurie Strode in the 1978 horror classic Halloween…” ~54 likes
Princess Leia—“Erupting from the screen for the very first time, Princess Leia Organa confronted the evil Darth Vader head on. With a determined resolve, she fights to the last until captured. Women Who Wow Wednesday wouldn’t be the same if I’d never written about the courageous Star Wars damsel. I love Princess Leia. She was one…” ~53 likes
Come back Friday when I reveal the Top 5 Most Popular Freedom Friday posts of 2013. Don’t miss it!
Do you have a favorite Women Who Wow Wednesday post you’d recommend to your friends?
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I love Women Who Wow Wednesday! Hermione definitely deserves the #1 spot.
Congratulations on blogging for a year!
Congratulations! I enjoy reading your posts.
I forgot about Mathilda and obviously you must include Jamie Lee…. for anything! BTW congrats. on your stats.
Thanks! And yes, Mathilda is one of my all-time favorite movie characters!
Love a strong woman. Need more of them in films, speaking of which where is Ripley?
She was the very first female character I wrote about: http://jackflacco.com/2012/12/19/women-who-wow-wednesday/
I know but no top 5?
Unfortunately not. The post didn’t even hit the popularity scale!
Hermione! Yay !! 😀 (That’s it. That’s all I’ve got. I haven’t had my coffee yet today).
I would also recommend Salt (Angelina Jolie). Otherwise, I whole-heartedly agree with Gilbert! 🙂
Here is Salt for you, Karen! http://jackflacco.com/2013/08/28/salt/
I knew you did that blog post, that’s why I mentioned it. It just wasn’t among the top 5. And I really liked this post. 🙂
I love all your “Women who Wow articles. It’s a shame a newspaper or magazine isn’t grabbing up your weekly gems and sharing them.
Thanks for the kind words, Marie! You’re a truly amazing fan!