Good morning, Rainers!
I hope that your post-Valentines Day morning is going well. I ended up working well past midnight last night (I'm starting to believe I'm a work-obsessed masochist) and had an idea to ask the AR community about something:
My inbox exploded overnight with a lot of thoughtful responses - so a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed! I am working my way through each response now and will be commenting on each one throughout the day.
I also noticed that some of the responses suggested that I just do my own legwork by reading and finding out what seems to be popular, which leads me to an admission: I haven't been very forthright about why I am asking questions of the community lately.
I am a data-person. I live, breathe, write, and talk data. I am inquisitive and while quantitative research (just simply numbers) is helpful in some cases, qualitative research (real responses) are more intriguing to me.
Last night's question was more about engaging a conversation. What trends are we seeing in the answers? Newbies to AR can come to this question and see that there is no exact recipe for success, but that many of these posts are older and have built up over time. Also, they can see that consumers are going to find blogs that are helpful, which will increase the views/popularity of a post.
I also realize that popularity is a subjective term - done so purposely. Success means something different to each person, so I was more interested in what each person found to be their most popular one - and some used the total visits while others used the most engagement/comments as a way of measuring.
Either way - I think it did get a great conversation going and I'm glad I asked. As I mentioned, there are other eyes looking at this question and the responses learning something new other than me. I am proud of that.
I hope you have a Rain-tastic day! Leave me a nice comment if you like and I'll be responding shortly. :-)