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Busting blogger’s block: Start with a Survey

10 ways to blog when you don’t feel like blogging

7. Practice your polling skills, and wind up with writing material.

Results don’t lie … or do they?

Questionnaires, polls, and surveys can become thought-provoking writing concept generators. And you don't have to stand in a shopping mall or on a sidewalk with a clipboard, stopping strangers for interviews.

These information-gathering projects are easy to perform, especially with online tools like Blogpoll, Blog Polls, Bloggeries, Quibblo, and Survey Monkey.

Just pick any topic, line up a few quick questions, fill in the blanks, and paste the quiz code into a blog post. Then, share the post link with readers and friends, and watch the results develop. Follow up with a post (or an article) that shares your findings. Add your own insights and ideas.

Poof! You’ve created two new posts.

Need a few examples of survey-based posts or features?

Here are a few stories that include poll results:

Bloggers and Family Feud fans: All together, now.

“Survey says …”

And there’s goes that dreaded writer’s block.

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