Thoughts on the first poll

May 06, 2006

After looking at the numbers for the first poll it seems that only about 17.5% of my readership actually voted. I can only speculate as to why the number was so low. Perhaps a lot of you hate stupid, pointless polls? Or, maybe those of you that use online aggregators (which is most of you) just didn't feel like taking the time to click through to the site to vote? Either way, I understand, and to be honest, I probably wouldn't have voted myself, but the numbers still seem really low. I guess it could have just been the subject matter; only future polls will tell.

As for the purpose of the poll, I have to say I'm a bit surprised that the results are pretty much split down the middle (if you count the second and third answers as different means to the same end). To be honest, I thought fewer people would have voted for the single-column format, but it seems I was wrong. That said, I've been toying with the idea of going back to two columns for a while now, mainly because a single column is pretty restrictive and doesn't offer a lot of flexibility. I love the way it looks and feels, but it just isn't very scalable. I knew this before committing to it, and for a while it wasn't a problem, and really isn't still, but I have a feeling I'll eventually get back to multiple columns if only because they're more practical.

I should note that the voting software worked without a hitch and I definitely recommend it if you're looking for something similar.

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