#WDYTWed: last week’s results & long books

#WDYTWed: last week’s results & long books

In the more than ten years that I’ve been writing this blog (the first post was August 28, 2009), one of my favorite things has been interacting with the readers.

That used to happen a lot more. When I started out, I averaged 1,000 new words a day, but in more recent times, I just haven’t been able to do that. I’ve been trying to write more narratives again, but without that, the blog doesn’t tend to provoke many comments…and I miss that. I think my long time readers do, too.

One of those long time readers and amongst my most frequent commenters is Lady Galaxy, who suggested that I write something once a week with the intent of increasing interaction.

It’s a good idea. 🙂

I think the best way to do that is to do one or more polls (which I’ve done throughout the past decade).

I’ve decided to name this series #WDYTWed. WDYT is an internet abbreviation for “What Do You Think?”, and I’m going to do them on Wednesdays. Hopefully, just about every Wednesday…although I missed some recently due (at least in part) to the holidays.

Here are the results of last week’s poll:

What are you choosing to read during the current situation?

  • It hasn’t affected my reading choices at all 61.9%
  • I just want to get away from reality for a while, so I’m reading books with nothing to do with it 33.33%
  • I’m confronting the situation, by reading books with themes similar to reality 4.76%
  • I don’t know 0%

I have been consuming some related works myself, but the vast majority of respondents said it didn’t change what they were reading. I get that, but interesting to see!

So, this week…

I was thinking about people binge-watching…and about people possibly reading longer books. I don’t have more time than I did before, but I know many people do…and maybe they’ll choose to tackle a long book they’ve always meant to read:

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One Response to “#WDYTWed: last week’s results & long books”

  1. Lady Galaxy Says:

    I read these three behemoths when I was in HS and had stronger hands and better eye sight. “Atlas Shrugged,” “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” and “Gone With The Wind.” I think each was over 1000 pages. I sort of stopped counting pages once I switched to Kindle because, well, at first Kindle didn’t list page counts. Some still don’t. What would be the “location” equivalent of 800 pages?

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