This is a 3 option poll with 50 respondents targeting Books Read - Self-Help & Relationships
(Books Read: Self Help & Relationships). A sample of responses:
- I chose my first choice because it didn't mention metaphors. I wouldn't like reading metaphors to cheer me up because I think that's too much of a gimmick and not addressing the underlying causes of what's making a person feel down. I chose my second choice because even though it mentioned metaphors, it was more personalized because it said how to be up when you're feeling down. It was about you and when you're feeling down as opposed to the last choice which was impersonal by using the word things - when things are down.
- I liked the brevity and simplicity of Option A. Frankly, the idea of making metaphors work in such a regard doesn't make sense to me. I don't understand it so the idea is off-putting. I think different wording needs to be used. I like how my imagination can be let loose with the shorter title of Option A. Option B was second because "up when things are down" has a nicer ring than "how to be up when feeling down".
- I like the simplicity of Option A, and it makes me curious to know more. For me, when "things" are down, I am also "feeling" down, so the subtitle on Option C is too obvious. I also like the additional information in the other options about metaphors; however, I don't think it is necessary to get the potential reader's attention.