A future big year but where does the Bell Curve lie?

What I hanker to do is to set up a reviewing site, to review books, albums and movies. The Big Year in, say, 2020 could be to write one review every day. Doesn’t that sound exciting?

Here’s one of the fascinating, geeky aspects of such a notion: if you review a few hundred cultural items in a year, their ratings (say out of 10) will fall on a nice Bell Curve. But you need to determine what average you’ll aim for. Will you be a savage reviewer, with most reviews around 5/10 or 6/10? Or will you presume that anything worth reviewing has value, so that the average should fall at 7/10?

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