Sometimes I read through my friendsfriends page or otherwise stumble across entries which have a question or poll that I want to respond to, but I don't, because I'm a random stranger and that would be weird.
So if you're a random stranger reading this entry... this is your chance. Take this poll. I promise it won't creep me out, and I actually want your input. People I'm aware are reading are welcome and encouraged to respond too, of course.
Usual Disclaimer: "Viewable By None" means that I can see individual answers, but everyone else can only see the aggregate answers, so "none" isn't really accurate. Nothing in particular prompted this post. It's just some things I've been wondering about for a while.
Finally, if you're reading this journal regularly and don't have me friended, please feel free to introduce yourself in comments if you feel comfortable doing so. Anonymous comments are screened, but I'll see them, and will unscreen if requested and you aren't a spammer.ETA:
If you came here because someone else linked you to this post, choose "Other" for question 1. I thought I'd covered that option, but I guess not :)
So that this isn't a one-way flow of information - I read friendsfriends, other people's friends pages, and community friends pages, so it isn't going to disturb me at all if you do the same :) I do so because I'm bored, to find interesting people/communities, or to find potential mutual friends. I often read journals of people I find interesting without saying anything, either because I'm shy or because they seem to write for a public audience and it doesn't seem necessary. I don't use LJToys or anything similar (other than voluntary polls like this). I'm as curious as anyone about who reads my journal, but I don't consider it reliable, and feel the amount of info it provides about how people use their journals to be at least as invasive as reading someone's journal without telling them.