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Macfan101  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 23)
Mon, 12th May '08 1:20 AM


I have been writing quizzes for almost a year. I take time and thought when I write them. Lately hardly anyone will take one no matter what it is about. When I first started I had a few that made it to the popular list. Now I am lucky if 30 people take them, yet I see other people who write ones that took them 3 minutes to put togeher and 100s of people take those. I need some hints on how to improve or change what I am doing so I can write ones people are interestd in. Any ideas?, cause I don't even feel like making an effort anymore. Thanks for any suggestions you can give me.


Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2763)
Mon, 12th May '08 2:20 AM


No sympathy, or at least don't look to me for advice. You have written 50 quizzes. I glanced at them. The first two I looked at have been taken 600 and 700 tines.

I have written 12 quizzes, 9 of them received EAs, none have even had 100 takers, all together they are less than 600.

I will say in a glance at your quizzes you might benefit from some zippier, to the point titles. But why would you listen to me?

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 12th May '08 2:52 AM

This topic has come up before....
It seems the answer depends upon
the reason you write quizzes.

If you write them just to get maximum number of takers/points,
then you write your quizzes about TV shows, movies, pop music/culture

If you write quizzes for your own satisfaction, about topics
that interest accept the number of takers/points
and hope they at least get high ratings

Perhaps it's like the Stock Market and you should diversify????

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2498)
Mon, 12th May '08 6:45 AM

Know your customer!

Scifidwarf  (Level: 149.1 - Posts: 249)
Mon, 12th May '08 8:22 AM

Title does matter but so does subject. I have written quizzes that I was very proud of and have won 5 EA's but only 2 of my EA awards have had more than 200 takers. It is kind of a crap shoot but don't give up. I have taken several of your quizzes and liked them.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Mon, 12th May '08 8:31 AM

Some of it may well be the same reason Big and Rich have sold more albums than Jerry Jeff Walker ever will.

Everything from the title to the topic to the time of day it hits factor into the success or seclusion of a quiz.

One of my first, a throwaway I concocted on eggs, remains the ost popular I ever wrote. By the same token, a cuople I was really proud of may yet to collect three dozen takers.

In a nutshell, it boils down to who you write them for. If you want lots of takers, write something about 70s or 80s rock music. If you want personal satisfaction, write about things that you enjoy. Odds are SOMEONE out there will like thise as well, even if they don't make the hit parade.

Macfan101  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 23)
Mon, 12th May '08 2:22 PM

Thanks for your answers. I really don't write quizzes to get points. But I just wanted to write something people would be interested in. But I will forgot about that and go for writing them about things I am interested in.

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