As I mentioned awhile back, I am going to be polling the readership to get a sense of which content is particularly important to readers. This first poll concerns postings about "faculty news," such as hires, moves, awards and the like. (There will be a separate poll for links to articles by philosophers, interviews with philosophers etc.--this poll just concerns things like who is moving from where to where, who is retiring, who received an important prize etc.) My old polling service seems to have disappeared from the web, so I'm trying a new service for this first one.
UPDATE: So over 700 readers voted during the last 12 hours (you other 8-9,000 free riders still have a chance!), and here's the results:
|Very important, one of the main reasons I read the blog||36%||256|
|Important, I like to have this information||36%||261|
|Unimportant, I read the blog for other reasons||28%||201|
I'll let this run another day, but this is a useful response, confirming what I suspected based on earlier polls about how many readers were in academic philosophy, and how many not. Thanks!