Okay team, you have thoroughly confused me with the polling results for the ControverSunday poll.
Now before I influence your vote, you can still vote. And PLEASE do. Either I have way less readers then I thought or most of you didn’t vote. So again, here is the poll.
Okay, so yeah, you have confused me. The voting, as of today (October 12th) is a dead tie between all three options. Based on your comments I have come to a couple conclusions.
1. This time of year is really truly crazy. And I know some of our regular contributors have a bunch of stuff going on.
2. I am all for the loose rules re: when people post. But I do think part of the reason that fewer people post is that feeling of ‘by the time I get to writing my post, it is has all been already said.’ So I wonder if we had more time between the topic announcement and the posting date and then encouraged others to really post on that date, if it would help.
3. Truth be told, while I love that ControverSunday has shown us that many of us do agree for the most part, a little actual controversy- or at least difference of opinion- probably would help to get people engaged. I, for one, would also be really interested to hear what others have to say and challenge my thoughts a bit. So it would be great to get some people with different perspectives involved.
4. Non-parenting topics would be great. I am all for this. But I do need some suggestions- what do you want to talk about. What would get the controversial juices flowing? What are the hot topics that get people talking around the dinner table?
In conclusion, I haven’t come to a conclusion yet. I am still looking for input. In the mean time… an other poll? Just kidding. But I would like your thoughts on these 3 options:
a) Only do ControverSunday when a really good juicy topic comes up. Making it a more sporadic meme based on what people are already talking about.
b) Do ControverSunday less often- maybe every other week. Suggest topic week 1, post week 2 and so on, so there is more time to get posts written and really encourage people to post on the same day.
c) Say goodbye to ControverSunday. I mean, after all, only 9 people responded to the poll. Maybe that in itself is saying something….