In 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, Darren gives 10 reasons to ask questions on your blog. My favorite reason that stands out to me the most is #9 – that when readers answers a question if gives you a way to begin a dialogue or conversation with them. I love that!
He goes on to give a dozen ways to ask questions effectively on your blog. Some of the things he mentions were touched on in other lessons, for example in your opinion piece you can naturally write asking your readers for their opinion on the subject. Don’t be afraid to ask a controversial question if it needs to be asked to create a space for dialog on a tough subject.
Use the answers that people give you to follow up in future posts. He lists the example of asking what people’s favorite camera lenses were and then creating a summary post of popular DSLR lenses.
CHALLENGE – of course today’s challenge is to go back to your blog and simply ask your readers a question.