Do YOU Have A Blog?
November 8, 2007
Recently I ran a poll on this site asking the question, “Do you have a blog?” I received a generous amount of responses and most of the voters said that yes, they do have a blog. Of course I guessed that a very high percentage of people would pick that choice over “no” and “not yet”, since after all this blog IS about blogging, but I was surprised at just how high that percentage was.91% of people who voted said that they do have a blog. 4% of voters said that they don’t have a blog at all, and another 5% said that they haven’t made their blog YET. It surprised me that more people didn’t vote that they were going to make a blog but hadn’t yet. I thought that there would be more beginners reading this site, interested in finding out what it takes to have a blog and make money online with it.
I really enjoyed going over the responses and finding out what kind of readers I have on this site. It’s always important to know who you’re writing for exactly so you can do a better job at it. If you haven’t run any polls of the sort on your own blog yet, you might want to try it. There’s an interesting plugin I use called WP-Polls Plugin. It’s very simple to work with and once you starting using it on your site, it will be 100% to your advantage.
For me, running polls is a win-win-win-win! I can learn more about the readers of this site and get feedback to help me out, for one thing. Having a poll within posts or the sidebar also adds a sense of interactivity to a blog and gets the readers interested. And then, once you’re done with the poll, you can write up a post sharing the results! Polls are a lot of fun and can be very, very helpful. Any blogger who has never implemented one on their site is definitely missing on some great opportunities.
Tell me, do YOU have a blog and how do you use polls on it, if you do at all?