Bloggers’ Social Media Toolkit: Creating polls

Adding a poll to your blog post is an easy way to make it more interactive and appealing to readers.

The Post’s editorial staff’s Opinion Zone blog and Andrew Abramson’s West Palm Beat regularly use PollDaddy, a free tool, to create simple polls and embed them on their blog posts.

Opinion Zone, for instance, recently asked if “Cookie Monster” Stefanie Woods should have gone to prison. The poll has had 837 votes so far.

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Abramson, The Post’s West Palm Beach city beat writer, also includes a poll in almost every post. In “Who is the West Palm mayoral favorite with Foley out?”, he asked readers to choose among Molly Douglas, Jeri Muoio and Paula Ryan. The results so far are below.

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Want to give it a try? Sign up for a free PollDaddy account and then follow these steps:

  • Copy the poll coding it gives you, and paste into your blog post (making sure you’re in HTML mode and not Visual.)

That’s it. Now, please take the poll below to share what you think.

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