Did you see the article we published last week about the favourite pies of our readers? Well besides that Great Tasmanian Pie Challenge, over time we’ve conducted quite a few other Best in Tassie Challenges on Facebook, giving us inspiration for articles. We also think it’s important for our readers to have their say about things they love in Tasmania, in a constructive, helpful environment. We’re all about sharing and caring, and there are just so many treasures in Tasmania.

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Beaches: Best in Tassie Challenges

Best in Tassie Challenges: Left, Right and Centre

We have quite a lot of material still to compile and publish, and that will definitely happen in time. Sooner rather than later would be best, but there’s just so much to cover. That’s a good thing!

Anyone is welcome to leave a relevant comment on Think Tasmania articles. That way, all our readers can take your advice on board. As the information stays on the website indefinitely and has been optimised for search engines, many articles are found years after publication. So it’s never too late to add your thoughts.

Tasmanian Topics of Interest

Articles already published in this series of Best in Tassie Challenges are listed here…

Alternatively, you can visit our Facebook page and join the conversations underway there as we research data for publication. There are currently no topics scheduled for Best in Tassie Challenges, but there’s always room for more in the future.

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Waratah: Best in Tassie Challenge (photo by Carol Haberle)

Sometimes Unpredictable Feedback

It’s interesting to note some of the reactions are not what we’d predict ourselves. Sometimes we receive lots of feedback on the first attempt, while other challenges are a little slow on the uptake. During our pet-friendly accommodation challenge for instance, we received private messages from people keen to see the results… but not very many actual comments from Facebook followers. A lack-of-response could have been interpreted as a lack-of-care-factor. Clearly that’s not always the case.

Business Owners… Come on Down

We don’t mind blatant self-promotion from business owners in these Best in Tassie Challenges either, as long as the comments are relevant to the conversation. In fact, we’re quite keen to find out who’s paying attention to Think Tasmania. We even encourage questions, making it easy for business owners to give themselves a plug.

Obviously if you own a cafe in a national park for example, you’re going to nominate YOUR national park in a Best in Tassie Challenge. A heap of endorsements from your loyal customers can only be good for sales and if you’re the one who directs them to our challenge, then good on you for being pro-active in your marketing, we say!!

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Tassie National Parks Challenge: Waterfalls Cafe

Think Tasmania Says No to Spam

We consider this system an appropriate way to let us know you’re doing something great in Tasmania. We really don’t like our Facebook page (or those we manage) bombarded with unsolicited self-promotion. Sending the same tired old message indiscriminately to a large number of recipients on the Internet is just SPAM (which is about as palatable as its canned meat namesake).

You are welcome however, to grab our attention in a legitimate way like this. It’s a much tastier idea for all concerned. We have been known to write a feature article or two following a challenge. No wonder we have so much material when we wander off on these tangents! Our article about 4 Little Piggies is an example of the follow-up.

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4 Little Piggies: Cupcake Challenge (photo supplied)

Best in Tassie Challenges: More to Come

There will be more Best in Tassie Challenges introduced in the future so we can continue to broaden our horizons. At Think Tasmania we’re often asked by readers to give our thoughts about “the best” whatever. So it’s nice to share the experience and first-hand knowledge of those in our network. It’s also intriguing to discover what people use as criteria to adjudge something as “the best”.

All relevant and reasonable opinions are welcome in Think Tasmania discussions. The submission of topic ideas for future Best in Tassie Challenges from readers and interested parties will also be considered.