Coastal: West vs. East
- Poll date: April 3, 2018
- Total number of votes: 184
- Winner: Coastal: West (56%)
It all started with Coastal, the 2018 Spring quarterly edition. With two different versions, it was hard not to wonder, which one would people prefer? I had no predictions, only that it would be a close race. And it was.
Heartbeat vs. Tournament of Books 2018
- Poll date: April 7, 2018
- Total number of votes: 157
- Winner: Heartbeat (68%)
Heartbeat and the Tournament of Books 2018 were released around the same time in February, with similar colors (actually, with the same cover stock – French Paper Kraft-Tone in “Manila Yellow Kraft”), so I wanted to see which would be more popular. I was rooting for the Rooster, but it turned out to be a decisive victory for Heartbeat.
America the Beautiful vs. Campfire
- Poll date: June 3, 2018
- Total number of votes: 145
- Winner: America the Beautiful (52%)
Just before Three Missions was released, I was thinking about summer editions in general including Campfire, which was last year’s summer edition. That led me to pull out the other quarterly edition with a photographic cover, America the Beautiful (Spring 2013). Maybe I was biased, because AtB is the clear winner to me, but I was surprised to see it winning only by a hair. It was actually quite a roller coaster ride seeing the all votes coming in!
Lunacy vs. Three Missions
- Poll date: July 14, 2018
- Total number of votes: 249
- Winner: Lunacy (63%)
With similar space theme, it was hard not to pit Three Missions against Lunacy (Fall 2016) as soon as it was released. I actually thought Three Missions would win, judging from the positive, enthusiastic response I saw when it was first announced, so Lunacy’s victory was a surprise.
Night Sky vs. Lunacy
- Poll date: July 21, 2018
- Total number of votes: 247
- Winner: Night Sky (60%)
But Lunacy is no match against Night Sky! My favorite edition, possibly of all time, wins! Since Night Sky (Summer 2013) is a much older edition compared to Lunacy (Fall 2016), I wondered how people would respond, but I think I knew, deep down, that Night Sky would be the clear winner.
What are your reactions to my polls? Keep in mind, these results represent only a small percentage of Field Notes fans, people who follow me and happen to view my Instagram Stories at the right time. Plus the polls are open only for 24 hours. You know what? I think Field Notes should do their own polls! That should be really interesting.
At any rate, I plan on doing more, because I think they’re fun, and it’s another way to interact with fellow fans. So if you’d like to participate, feel free to follow me on Instagram @threestaples and watch out for new Stories! I did the last couple polls on Fridays, so maybe I’ll make it a Friday thing from now on. :)