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I think this poll needs multiple answers. They're both unscientific trash and amusing.
Ann, you've become a tad bit of a .... prima donna... referring to ye'self in the 3rd person...
Couldn't vote because these polls are amusingly unscientific trash that occasionally reveal the complexity of issues, but not always, and in no way ever reveal the slightest thing about what Althouse thinks, save for what might be a cute poll and that cause me to go out and immediately consume a plate of sashimi.
Marshall--You're confusing "Ann" with "Althouse". will--"Unscientific trash" is for the people who don't have a sense of humor; "amusing" implies no endorsement of results.
And the answer is:Althouse needs trashy, unscientific polls to amuse her, to tell her what to think, to help her hide it, and to create the illusion that she understands the complexity of issues.
Wow, why am I so snarly? I voted "unscientific trash" but I'm definitely in the minority.I guess Althouse distributed her happy pill today.
I make it a point never to give an accurate answer to any pollster. I try to be as erratic as I can without being predictable!!! On a good day, I'm really erratic.
They tell you who your readers are.
ALL polls are unscientific trash.
Victoria: Wow, why am I so snarly?---Snarl and the world snarls with you. Smile and you smile alone.
I'm voting "present" on this one.
They say nothing about you, but say a tremendous lot about your readership.I look at these polls to determine how cocooned a blogger's audience is; and from that, can extrapolate whether that blogger is of any use to me or not.For example: If you look at the polls over at Ace of Spades HQ, the results tilt wildly right. Then, if you peek at the comments there and look at how the audience savages any dissenting opinions, then you can see just how cocooned they are over there. It's Kos-ian cocoonage.So, the polls are more a barometer of whether you're a hack, or whether you're providing some form of balanced opinion about topics of the day.Nothing wrong with being a hack. Ace is funny after all. But I prefer more balance when it comes to politics.
The real issue is whether these polls will boost your readership, and will those readers be the sorts of readers your advertisers, existing or potential, will be interested in.For various reasons, I think 'no' to both questions.Since you like photography, why not try what that new photography magazine is doing? (Can't think of its name). The contents of each issue are entirely reader submissions, i.e. it picks a theme, and readers send in their entries. You might pick up some new readers this way. You might also attract some photography-related ads.
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