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52WoC#6: Start and Vote in Polls!

52 Weeks of Blog CommunityHello and welcome to Week #6 of our 52 Weeks of Blog Community project. It looks like last week's task sounded more complicated than I thought. But, the good news is that we seem to be getting some new folks joining in, which is always great.

Anyway, to make up for last week's task, I thought I'll keep it really simple this week. And, it's all about polls.

Polls are a great way to engage your blog community. So, if you're not running one right now, start one. If you already have a poll, then share the permanent link to your poll in the comments section, so that other folks can vote on it.

So, yes, in order to participate in this week's task, you must:

1) Start a poll in your blog. Make sure you have a permanent link to it. Put it inside a blog post, not just on your sidebar. This makes it easy to share your poll and invite people to vote.

2) Leave a comment on this blog with the permanent URL to your poll.

3) Visit and vote on a fellow 52WoC participant's poll. You can choose one - or you can vote in 2 or more. It's up to you.

That's it! You'll be included in the 52WoC Week #6 List if you follow those steps. And, as always, if you have questions or clarifications, please don't hesitate to ask.

My current poll is: Do You Twitter?

By the way, this month's prize is a US$30 Winner's Choice award.

If you want to know how to start a poll on your blog, and to see the round-up of last week's participants, please read on...

To start a poll on your blog, you can check out one of these third-party poll providers -

Just ask a question, provide some answers, create the poll, the copy to code to add to your blog post and/or sidebar.

If you're using WordPress as your blog platform, you can easily install a poll plugin. My favourite right now is the Democracy poll plug-in. You can add the democracy poll in a blog post by adding the code

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{democracy:#}

Replacing # with the poll ID.

Anyway, thanks again to Last week's Blog Post Lovin' participants, which include:

So, there you go. I think, even though this task may seem a bit more complicated than usual, it looks like we got a record number of participants. Yay! Hopefully, we'll beat that this week. 😉

Have fun starting and creating your polls. And, don't forget to share them here! Looking forward to it all...

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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