Using Google Docs to create a 'contact me' form on Blogger

I’ve seen plenty of people using the more powerful Zoho content creator to make a ‘contact me’ page (and it does have plenty of powerful features including captcha and file upload).

I had heard of people using Google forms for data collection (e.g. Tom Barrett, Tim Dolan and D Goodwin) and I knew that Google spreadsheets can be configured to send email when updated.  Put the two together and you have a ‘contact me’ form.

Steps 
1.  Log on to Google Apps and create a form

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2. Add the fields you wish your contact form to have

3. You can embed the code (click here to get it) in a blog post or a Google Sites page

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4. Copy the link at the bottom of the page and make a note of it – this is the URL you’ll need to link to if you want people to click on a link and fill in your form.

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5. Change the notification rules so you are notified of any submissions.

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Job done!  I’m running both the Google Forms ‘contact me’ page and the Zoho one here if you want to see what they look like.

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