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Ask DEV: Would you like to poll your audiences to find out what your next blog post should be

srebalaji profile image Srebalaji Thirumalai ・1 min read

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Hugo Di Francesco

When I'm being clever I look at Google search console for results I'm ranking well for even though a previous article didn't tackle that specific aspect of the topic.

Otherwise I just write about a problem I've just solved.

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Quentin Sonrel

While community/readership input is always valuable, I think bloggers should just write whatever they want to write. A blog is, by nature, personal and that's why we (or at least I) like them.

Now we can take the same idea and reverse it: if you have a blog, you can do what you want with it. You want your readers to choose what you'll publish next? Then do it, but I don't think it's beneficial to you, your readers or your blog in terms of creativity and uniqueness.

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Dian Fay

Absolutely not. I write what I want to write. If anyone else is interested that's a bonus.

Besides, if everyone focus-grouped their posts we'd be drowning in "what should I write about next?" polls.

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rhymes

Don't do it. You will end up with those meta posts like "how to write a post that asks to your audience what your next post should be" :D

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Chris James

I think everyone should write whatever they think is valuable.

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Adrian B.G.

Not really, most likely they will find something on google search :))
And with 30 draft articles my queue is full.