December 17th was the two-year anniversary when Jack Flacco: The Official Site went live. In celebration of this milestone, I will be presenting the Top 5 Most Popular Women Who Wow Wednesday posts of 2014.
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 2014 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 2014 (including the three-way tie for second):
The Breakfast Chicks—“Saturday, March 24, 1984, Shermer High School—It begins at 7:00 A.M. with five students serving detention. Each one coming from a different background. Each one has a reason for being there. ‘… And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what…” ~48 likes
The Wicked Witch of the West—“No one can deny after seeing The Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch of the West is a frightening gal. The first time I saw her on TV was when I was four. If you want to cite childhood memories that may have traumatized a growing young lad, this was it. What would the end of…” ~44 likes
Clarice Starling—“Nailed to a tree as five separate signs, the message to everyone who dares venture into the FBI training ground is clear: Hurt. Agony. Pain. Love—it. Pride. With those words, the chilling movie The Silence of the Lambs begins. As Women Who Wow Wednesday continues its month-long tribute to women who rock Horror, which began…” ~44 likes
Giselle—“Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom known as Andalasia, lived a maiden with whom the prince would share true love’s kiss. Her name was Giselle, and she dreamed of holding hands and dancing with her one true love. How many of you think this is Sleeping Beauty? Show of hands, c’mon. How about…” ~44 likes
Solara—“When is it right to kill. When is it right to eat of the earth that which it provides as food? The death of an animal may prove fatal for the animal, but for a human it becomes food. So begins the film The Book of Eli, in ash-filled woods with a cat chewing on…” ~43 likes
Clementine—“Few women in life are memorable. Fewer women in film are so. Joel (Jim Carrey) doesn’t remember ripping the pages from his journal. Apparently, it’s been two years since his last entry. Taking a day off work in February, walking the beach in Montauk seems to ease his preoccupation with the guy who had hit…” ~40 likes
Anna and Elsa—“If you haven’t seen the movie Frozen and want to see it, don’t read this post. I will spoil it for you. Jump to the last paragraph. If you have seen it, then you will know why I chose both Anna and Elsa as this week’s Women Who Wow Wednesday feature. I couldn’t choose one…” ~37 likes
Come back Friday when I reveal the Top 5 Most Popular Freedom Friday posts of 2014. Don’t miss it!
Do you have a favorite Women Who Wow Wednesday post you’d recommend to your friends?
13 thoughts on “Anniversary Week—Part II (2014)”
I saw The Breakfast Club so many times. A great film for its era. I haven’t seen it for years, so I wonder how it would stand the test of time.
And I feel a need to write about a woman who would wow any day of the week, but I won’t say who. I might publish the post later today. (I don’t think you ever featured her, but I might be mistaken.)
Happy new year, Jack. Keep up the great blogging.
Thanks, Chris. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, Jack Flacco!
Happy New Year, Katie!
Great series. (Clarice Starling is my all time favorite)
Your Women Who Wow Wednesday series is awesome, Jack. What’s not to like. Fargo is worth a special mention – your blog post made me want to see that movie (and I did, shortly afterwards).
Happy New Year, Jack!
Dr. Maggie Rice gets my vote. It was her Women Who Wow Wednesday post that first brought me hear just over a year ago.
Thanks for sticking with me this whole time, Paul. I’m glad you enjoy reading my stuff!
Clarice Starling – Although it’s been a while since ” Silence “. TOO MUCH VARIETY ! ( Can there be such a thing ? Don’t know )
It’s a great series and The Breakfast Club a very worthy winner!
Always loved that series of posts. 44 seems like a popular number too. Have a happy new year.
By the way, did you ever do Ramona from ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The World’? I have the movie on now and it just clicked in my head.
If you think 44 is a popular number, wait until tomorrow–have I got a number for you! Happy New Year to you, too. And I haven’t done Ramona. I’ve wanted to, but never could find a way of presenting her. Maybe one day!
I can see how she’d be a difficult character to talk about. She takes on a few roles in the movie and the two volumes of comics that I read.