WordPress, the software I use to run this place, is open source and has all kinds of plugins available to add functions and features. Do you want to query your readers with a poll? There are multiple plugins to add polling, for example.
I ran across a plugin that stopped me dead. It’s called the Boredom Button. Seriously. The developer describes it this way:
Places the Boredom Button on your wordpress blog, giving your users interesting content from the net.
So you’re going to the time and trouble to set up a blog, and from the very start, you expect to bore your visitors so severely that you feel the need to include a button that will send them elsewhere for entertainment.
If this is the plan, perhaps it’s time for a new plan.