LinkedIn recently added the possibility to run polls. Immediately everyone around me started to create polls, but I don't like that type of "gold rush" so I waited.
A few days ago finally I got the idea to try it for the first time.
A ran a poll in the DevOps professionals group that has 26,656 members.
In the poll I asked
What would you like to read about? (Add more in comments)
and the options were
I published it on a Wednesday and I configured the poll to run for 7 days. The first 2 days I got over 200 responses, 5 likes and a single comment. (The other 2 are from me) On the 3rd day it was already burried by other post so I think people stopped seeing it and stopped voting.
As you can see I did not include a link to my DevOps page, but after 2 days or so I added a comment with a link to the page.
Besides the insight, that the respondents are interested in Kubernetes more than anything else I also got 2-3 followers on my DevOps and a few people connected with me directly.
In that regard the post was quite unsuccessful as I was hoping for more followers.
A few ideas for future polls
Only provide 3 real choices and let the 4th be "Other. Please let know in the comment".
Include a link to my LinkedIn page in the body of the post of the poll.
Set the poll to expire after 3 days.
Published on 2020-07-25 by Gabor Szabo