A while back on IRC, someone said something along the lines of "people who post friends-only entries are self-important and pretentious".
That got me thinking... there are probably many reasons why people choose to post things friends-only. I thought I'd make a poll to find out.
I can imagine that people might not want to have everyone else know why they choose to post friends-only entries, so I'm making answers visible to "none". However, I left a question in the poll "Is it OK if I announce your answers by name?"; if you answer "Yes" or "Only if it's a friends-only post" to that, then I may give your answers in a future post. Then those who don't mind if others know their reasons can choose "Yes" and those who would prefer otherwise can choose "No"; then random people will only see the aggregate statistics but who chose what.
Update: Answers are revealed in a new post I made, together with a brief analysis.
How much of your journal is Friends-only (in percent)? (Please choose "10" for less than 10%, including 0)
Why do you make friends-only posts?
Do you use custom friend groups to control who can read certain friends-only posts?
If so, how many such custom friends groups do you use?
How much of your journal is private? (in percent)
Is it OK if I announce your answers by name in a separate post? (See beginning of this entry for an explanation.)
Any other comments?