Thanks to the 740 readers who completed the poll about the blog from earlier in the summer. The results were mostly what I expected, except for the strong showing for substantive philosophical postings--we've done relatively few of those, but I infer they are welcome, and so I'll aim for more such discussions. I was also struck by the very strong interest in "issues in the profession" postings with opportunities for reader comments. These are undoubtedly instructive, and the main constraint on doing more of them is time to moderate the comments sections, but they will surely continue to be a major continuing feature. Given the turn away from regular political commentary awhile back, it was not surprising that the political categories were less popular with readers who remained, though they each still enjoyed, somewhat to my surprise, strong support from noticeable minorities of readers (almost 20% of respondents, for example, rated "Texas Taliban" alerts in their top five). Interestingly, a number of readers e-mailed me as the poll was going on to voice support for more political postings. And as one reader wrote: "Interesting that the religion and 'other ignoramus' categories are polling so low, despite the fact that those have huge response/comment rates. I wonder if the religious and other ignoramuses are voting out of self-interest in the poll…! I think you should keep excoriating them." I suppose it is reasonable to think readers who find "Texas Taliban"-style posts hitting too close to home would be less fond of this category. In any case, I don't expect to significantly increase or decrease those postings.