Here is a graph showing the visits to this blog in the last week (green is total pageloads, blue is unique visitors, and orange is returnees). We had a good week, blog-wise, with lots of visitors.
Alas, this was not really reflected in the numbers who participated in the poll. (Note the different scales on the Y axis in graphs one and two). Thus, it probably isn't a great sampling of who is reading the blog, with only 24 participants.
But I put together the results anyway.
Regarding the new blog design: about half of you like it and about half don't care. Only one person hates it.
How often do you visit? More than half of you read either daily or regularly, suggesting that it's the regulars who felt kindly enough to answer the poll.
About 2/3 come to the blog page, and the rest come through RSS feeds or readers. Curiously no one apparently reads on Facebook (it automatically posts to my facebook account). So perhaps I shouldn't bother to do that. Not surprisingly, people who read it via RSS feed were less likely to have an opinion on the new look than people coming to the blog itself. The person who hates the look is a feed reader, so it shouldn't bother them much.
Okay, that's what I have. I may put up other polls just for fun, but I'll make them very short.
If you have any thoughts about this one, let me know in the comments.
Methods: I used Google docs to set up the poll and spreadsheet, which I exported to iWork Numbers 09, my preferred data analysis program. Overall usage data come from Statcounter.