A little over a week ago a post appeared on Active Rain. It was all about WHO was going to hit the Two Million Point goal First!
In this post... Lenn Harley was in the lead, with Todd Clark in Second Place, and Pat Kennedy in Third Place.
But... that begs the question: Does having the Most Points equate with being the Active Rain Most Valuable Player?
Just who IS the Active Rain Most Valuable Player? Just who IS the Active Rain MVP?
In baseball, we have the player with the highest batting average, the player who hits the most home runs, the player with the most hits, and also the player with the most runs driven in. Baseball then analyzes all these numbers, and comes up with Baseball's MVP.
So, how do you choose who is the Active Rain MVP?
Being a former math teacher a zillion years ago... I was playing with some of the numbers as far as the points totals, feature totals, the number of Featured Posts for every 100 Posts written... and how "productive" each post is... on the average. (I called that the "efficiency" category)
Here is what I came up with:
Here are some different ways of looking at this as far as who the TOP PRODUCERS are:
1st - The most obvious category is the Rainer with the Most Points. That's easy to figure out.
2nd - Then... there is the Rainer who has the Most Featured Posts... but I didn't leave it at that. It wouldn't be too hard to have the most Featured Posts if you wrote 20,000 blog posts. You just need a bigger shovel to pile up that many posts. LOL. So, I juggled this a bit and to even the playing field, I calculated this on the Most Featured Posts for Every 100 Posts Written.
3rd - and Thirdly, how "productive" is each post? Does the writer just write post after post after post, like someone who writes 50 Market Reports, or does tens and tens of Photo posts... or do they find some way to "give back..." like making comments to others, or replying to comments made on THEIR posts?
Here's what the numbers tell us in each of three categories:
Just points totals:
1st - Lenn Harley - 1,932,580. 2nd - Todd Clark - 1,917,711. 3rd - Pat Kennedy - 1,895,749.
Featured posts: # of Featured Posts for every 100 posts written:
1st - Jeff Dowler - 14.53. 2nd - Pat Kennedy - 13.65. 3rd - Katerina Gasset - 9.84
Efficiency: Points divided by number of posts written:
1st - Pat Kennedy - 679.24. 2nd - Katerina Gasset - 550.67. 3rd - Cindy Jones - 535.34
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I then gave 3 Points for First Place in each category, 2 Points for Second Place in each category, and 1 Point for Third Place in each category.
All in all... Six Active Rainers scored in either First, Second or Third Place in at least One of the Above Categories.
The Results are In!
Pat Kennedy: 1 + 2 + 3 = 6 Total Points
Jeff Dowler: 0 + 3 + 0 = 3 Total Points
Katerina Gasset: 0 + 1 + 2 = 3 Total Points
Lenn Harley: 3 + 0 + 0 = 3 Total Points
Todd Clark: 2 + 0 + 0 = 2 Total Points
Cindy Jones: 0 + 0 + 1 = 1 Total Point
The Active Rain Most Valuable Player Award...The Active Rain MVP
... goes to Pat Kennedy.
Congratulations to these Six Active Rainers... and also Congratulations to all Active Rainers no matter how long you have been an Active Rainer.
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Please NOTE: For the great majority of us Active Rainers... the POINTS and all of the information above are much less important than the RELATIONSHIPS we build, both personal and business. And... through Active Rain and their SEO... the BUILDING of OUR BUSINESSES is obviously extremely important.
This post is simply another way of looking at POINTS, for those who attach importance to them.
There is Much More to Active Rain than Points... etc!
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