I’m taking the liberty of posting on Sunday because this coming week, beginning tomorrow, we have a whole new round of our popular but lately neglected Name This Place contest. This time we’re offering a whole new twist, and I think it will be a challenge even for the most experienced MissPresers. Thomas Rosell has been hard at work gathering interesting photos that will demand the ultimate in sleuthing powers for whoever will become our new Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire!
In the meantime, back to the poll to determine our favorite sites in the central part of the state, from Canton to Carrollton. It’s been . . . interesting how different each poll is from the others. Unlike the previous three polls, the Central Poll received almost all of its votes in the first week, and then just petered out in the second week. This probably indicates that this poll actually is the only one so far that accurately summarizes the opinions of regular Miss Pres readers, but on the other hand, the total number of votes (339) is woefully low compared to the other three polls we’ve had so far. Not sure what to do about that, and still unsure how this is all going to play out when we compile the final list of 101 Places to See Before You Die.
This will be our last poll for a while–we’ll take a break until May to let us concentrate on the Name This Place contest and allow the winner to bask in the glow of international recognition that will surely follow :-)
Categories: 101 MissPres Places, Contest
I will not be denied back-to-back the Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire award. I won Name This Place VI; now, I will win Name This Place VII.
I have been disappointed with the last two poll results, though I agree that they are probably a better representation of what MissPres-ers actually like. However, about 5 of the votes for Asia Missionary Baptist and some other buildings are mine, so how many people actually voted in this poll?
Good question–I never know the answer because that’s (strangely) not a stat that WordPress/PollDaddy provides me. I think the answer, or at least part of the answer, lies in the constituency for each region and how old or technically savvy they are. If the majority of preservationists in a given region aren’t online, then they won’t come across the poll or be sent the link.
Well, you’ve thrown down the gauntlet, W., we’ll see who’s left standing on Friday :-)