I use Google Docs forms for my surveys. It's free and sooo easy. I spent 15 minutes creating the short survey below to see what you think about WotW. Take the survey (5 minutes, tops!) and then scroll down to learn more about making your own survey using a Google Docs form.
Thanks for taking my survey! Here are the basics of making your own survey and putting it in your blog like I've done here:
Create the form
- Log in to Google Docs at docs.google.com using your Google account (the same account you use to sign in to Blogger).
- At the top left corner, click Create New and select Form from the drop-down menu.
- Enter your form title and (optional) description.
- Create each of your form questions by clicking Add Item at the top left corner and selecting which type of question to create. (I've used all 7 types of questions in my survey above to show each kind.)
- Click Done to save each question when you are finished creating it.
- When you've created all your questions, be sure to click Save in the top right corner.
- To add a design theme to your form, click the Theme button, select a theme to preview it, and click Apply to add it to your form. I used the Expresso theme for my survey above.
- Click More Actions and select Embed.
- Click Publish Post (or Preview) for a blog post or Save for a gadget (for Blogger users... Wordpress users will be similar, I'm sure).
- Go back to where you just pasted the text (<iframe ....), and look for height="XXX" and width="XXX".
- Enter a new value for whichever dimension you need to change. You can guess-and-check, or Firefox and Chrome users can use my favorite add-on, MeasureIt, to determine the right dimensions.
- Be sure that you do not delete the quotes around the numbers.
Google Docs forms also have a bunch of other fun and useful features to play around with, but this will get you started. Enjoy!