One such feature that has been staring me in the face when I work on the blog is a function available called “Polls”. I ask some kind of question related to genealogy and from the set-up of the question you respond to the question with a “yes” or “no” or you pick an answer from a list that fits your experience that I have created. There may be some other options I can pursue but for now I am going to try to keep it simple.
At the home page of this blog on the right sidebar, the first thing you will see is the area I am going to use to do my polling. So every time you get to the home page of the blog you should be easily able to see this and go and enter your response to the question.
I do not know anything about you the responder to the poll. All the poll does is accumulate the responses and the overall statistics. No special information is being provided to me that identifies you, the responder, in any way, shape or form!!
Be bold as I am by just creating this poll function. Express yourself and respond to the poll question!
Within WordPress there is an attempt that is built-in that allows you to vote only once. So I guess you can’t stuff the ballot box or vote multiple times as you can in American Idol. Both you and I will see how this voting unfolds.
I have not decided yet how often I may switch to a new poll. Maybe monthly or maybe never if this turns out to be a disaster!!
I have a few more “polls” in the back of my head to ask in the future but I am open to any suggestions from my readers on what genealogy related poll questions I should consider asking for our readers to reply to and see the results for questions that may be of interest. I understand that within the “poll” there is the capability for you to leave a comment. It appears you just have to click on the link at the bottom of the poll that says “View Results”. For those leaving comments I will be able to moderate them before posting. My assumption at this point is that your comment will require you to provide some information just like when you leave a comment today for a regular post. I am learning this as I go so we will see how “comments” for a “poll” appear.
So batten down the hatches!
Go where no man has ever been!
Let the polling begin!
Schaumburg Township District Library