What kind of blogger are you? Come on, I know you want to know! Take the quiz!
Quizzes. I’ve thought about them a lot lately. I’ve even mused on them (on Enneagram in particular) wondering why we’re so obsessed with discovering who we are deep down.
But I also think about the not-so-serious quizzes a lot. Like what is the best breed of dog for my lifestyle (Corgi), what kind of ice cream is my personality most like (strawberry), and what Hogwart’s house am I sorted into (Ravenclaw)?
I even bring the results up in conversations. I know, I can hardly believe it myself.
In researching why we love these personality tests so much I realized this isn’t a new obsession for me—I just forgot about it after I stopped subscribing to Seventeen Magazine and Cosmo.
A quick summary
We love quizzes because they help us understand ourselves and link us to a tribe, which helps us feel understood. And talking about our quiz results is a humblish way of talking about ourselves without coming off braggy.
Yeah, my quiz said I’m 100% Minnesotan Lutheran so I guess I’m pretty solid there.
So I want to get into building quizzes. This one, what kind of blogger are you, is my first try.
What kind of blogger are you?
I’m using a platform called Interact and so far I’ve found it straightforward and fun. And, thank goodness, there are a billion templates for me to launch from so I don’t sit there staring at the screen, wondering what to write a quiz about.
Because coming up with ideas was the hardest part.
Now that I’ve built one (well, three, but I’m only showing you one today) I am starting to understand a bit about what needs to happen behind the scenes and how you come up with the topics. So hopefully I’ll get a bit better at it and start producing VIRAL HITS helping people gain profound internal insight while having fun at the same time.
Yes, that’s the dream.
OK but to swing this around a bit, quizzes are a fantastic marketing tool. They’re marketing without feeling like marketing. So if you’re wondering what on earth you can do to generate traffic or build your email list (because you can’t even think about creating an opt-in ebook or printable or whatever)…maybe give this a try. Come up with a few topics that suit your brand and see what you come up with.
A few things to keep in mind
- When choosing a topic for your quiz, think about what your audience would respond to and write it for them
- Make sure your title is awesome—build curiosity into it like how much do you actually know about __________ or which ________ are you?
- Don’t go too deep with your questions; they can be personal but make sure they are ones you’d ask in casual conversation
- Keep your tone positive and truthful
So? What do you think about quizzes? Are you intrigued by them? Love learning more about yourself? Want to incorporate them into your marketing plan? I’d love to chat about it!
And if you want to try Interact here’s my affiliate link. Have fun!