Won’t you write what your readers want to read? Before I tell why I use skribit, I should explain what skribit basically is? Imagine that you want to read something on your favorite blog. Now how do you make request to the author of the blog? Or if the blog is managed by multiple authors how do you request them to write a post on some specific topic. This is where skribit comes in to help. As you might already have noticed the nice little skribit widget in my side bar which says, “What should I write about?”. The most easiest way for the blog readers to request a post on some specific topic, is to write your idea in the widget box and thats it.
As soon as you will start writing, the “Suggest” button will appear below the text box. Write your suggestion and hit the Suggest button, the suggestion will appear at the top of text box. And now other readers can vote for the suggestion as well as write their own. The blog author can link the posts to suggestions on skribit, remove suggestions, though the free account does not have the ability to moderate the suggestions so everything will show up. Skribit is also free for your single blog, but if you want to have it on mulitple blogs, you need to have the pro account which is just for $24.95/year.
Now back to the main question, “Why am I using skribit?”. The answer is simple, I like the idea. As you should have noticed that I have very recently setup this blog and I am still making my way into blogging, and I am a professional system admin too. So, I sometimes really don’t have any thing on mind to write about, or I am being busy tweaking servers or developing web applications that I really forget about skribit. So what is more nicer then your readers reminding you that you have to update your blog. Not only they remind you, but they also suggest you new topics. Or may be you can pickup a topic from old suggestions provided that you have a lot of suggestions.
I am planning to soon upgrade to pro account so I can have skribit on my other blogs too. Let me know in comments what do you feel about the skribit idea? And don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS feed to stay updated on futures posts about the topic.
P.S: Do not forget to write the suggestion for my next blog post.