Recently, LouAnn talked about creating a form on your blog to engage with your readers — to ask for feedback or guide your discussions. Today, let’s chat about adding a poll, which is another interactive way to gather information from your site visitors.
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Bet you never knew there’s a whole world of creative possibilities hidden right in your blog’s contact form. Get ideas for new posts, go deeper than just “likes” and comments from your readers, and have some fun (really!), all with a few simple tweaks. Used in new and creative ways, forms can transcend their old function of primarily gathering contact info and open up a world of ideas for you.
This week, we’ve talked about navigation on your blog — making it easy for your readers to find your content using custom menus, for example. We’ve already talked about widgets before, in “Widgets 101″ and “Widgets 201,” so let’s continue exploring how we can use them to direct your visitors to different places — and add some texture and color in your sidebar with little effort.
To follow along, head to Appearance >> Widgets in your own dashboard. This is where the magic happens — where we’ll enable widgets by dragging them from the Available Widgets area to the right, where we’d like them to appear on our blog.
Way back in January we set the scene for talking about how visually branding your blog can set it apart from the pack. In today’s follow up we’ll look at one of the hands-on ways you can make that happen — by customizing your headers and sidebars.
Elizabeth has doled out some sage advice on being a good host, being a good guest, and starving trolls to help you cultivate a vibrant and engaged comment section. Hopefully, you’ve now got some good conversation going on. Why not highlight it with the Recent Comments widget?