Why Bother

On Friday I put up a questionnaire or a blog poll device to see what the average age of an Avatar Photo might be.  No big deal, was just curious is all.  On that day, a little over 174 read the post, on the second day it was 147.  Out of that total number, over the weekend, only five people bothered to initiate or complete the survey.

It makes me wonder, “Why do we even bother?” apparently most of the reader’s who read the piece, could care less.

Now you understand why it is that they say the “average American voter is apathetic” and why it is so hard to get anything done in this country.  When you experience voter fatigue on something so simple as clicking on a button to send some information, then it appears you have a problem.

Anyway, thanks to the five that bothered.  As for us, well, I don’t see us running any more polls in the future, that is for sure.

OOO

6 thoughts on “Why Bother

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    Jon Wehrenberg

    5:56 AM (3 hours ago)

    I didn’t take the survey. It’s because I have had my avatar so long I don’t even remember when I first used it.

    But I share your frustration in that I have been involved in enough bus related forums to know some people never participate until they are in trouble. They are out there, they are lurking and reading the posts. But until they get in trouble and need help and advice we never hear from them. But when they are at that point I can say with conviction they expect everyone else to jump in and help them.

    So don’t take apathy personally.

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    • Thanks Jon, I didn’t take it personally, or at least I didn’t mean it to seem like I did. Just got a little disappointed in it all that is about the gist of it. In order to make things work, it takes information, and when you ask for it and receive none, well, it just kind of has a tendency to shut me down.

      Thanks for your reply,

      DS

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  2. I voted!! I have had my avatar for 9 months! That photo was taken when Daisy first came to us… little spotted fawn that she was! I think that people are just too busy, and they don’t take time for much of anything. I don’t even think the “Like” button is clicked on my posts most of the time. We make it easy and simple, yet people are hard to reach. There are times I get discouraged where I can’t write for a time. I try not to have expectations… for it leads to great discouragement and disappointment.

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    • And we thank you for doing just that! I guess I am just cranky or something, but it kind of irked me. As for being unreachable, I have to agree with you totally. You put up something you really worked hard on, and it gets a courtesy pass and not much more. Then you throw up some kind of fluff piece, basically non-sense or a spoof, and it goes nuts.

      Go figure.

      Don

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  3. Well Don, at my age I don’t even know what an Avatar is ! I remember a movie by that name and after watching it thought it was an hour too long and all. Anyhoo, that’s why I did not vote.
    I have to agree with Jon’s accessment to what I call the Lookyloos, wherein they’ll come on board, view what’s there and determine quickly that it’s just not interesting to them; kinda like my high school alumni site ! I guess if it’s not sex, drugs, or rock ‘n roll or whatever they’ll just keep floating around out there in LALA land, and like Jon says maybe somebody will eventually jump in and help ’em !

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    • I stopped going over to the Alumni site for the same reason, nothing, absolutely nothing going on there and they don’t respond to anything that you put up. I knew people were apathetic, I don’t live in some kind of bubble, but I just did not realize how truly apathetic they seem to be.

      Thanks for your reply,

      DS

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