So you want to ask your readers to vote on something like favourite music or favourite animal. I have been looking for a great web 2.0 tool you can use easily and embed in your blog.
Here is my poll about blogging.
How to create a poll
Step 1. Here is the website to visit.
Step 2. Make sure you make all your changes on the left hand side before hitting the big blue button. You can see on the right hand side what your poll will look like as you make the changes.
Step 3. Once you hit the blue button, you will then have a choice of tower or drop down embed code. Choose tower and copy the code.
Step 4. Return to your blog post which you have already written (including tags and categories). In the top right corner, change from visual to text or HTML and paste in your code.
Step 5. Hit the submit button immediately then close your post page. DO NOT change back to visual. Do that next time you open a new post.
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I noticed that the poll looks different from the edit post area and what actually appears in your post. I will have to work out how to change this.