Forums have always been a great source of information, as well as a unique way of socializing with others on the Net. If you’ve ever had a problem to solve and you decided to do an Internet search via Google, Yahoo or one of the other search engines, more likely than not you would have found the answer in a forum.
Forums are also a great way to publicize your blog through your signature, a method that I have used with great success. Once you become a forum member you can edit your signature by adjusting your profile in the User Control panel. There is only one thing that you have to remember if you want people to take notice of you, and to perhaps click on you ‘signature’ link, and that is that your comments have to be well thought out and provide content to the original post, much as if you were commenting on a blog. It’s also best to be an active forum member as this gives your links more exposure increasing the likelyhood of people visiting your blog.
I’ve decided to start my own forum, Wassup’s Bloggers Forum, and hopefully we can build it into a forum of some renown. I say we as it can’t be done without you, members who are willing to contribute to the quality content of the forum.
There are three very good reasons why should you join this forum?
- Added exposure for your blog
- It is orientated around bloggers so it is more likely to interest bloggers of all persuasions
- It is brand new and so it has the potential to evolve into a forum most suited it its members. Sometimes when employing someone it’s better to train them from scratch so that they do not bring any bad habits with them. Using this analogy I will be taking on members ideas and criticism to mould it into something that all bloggers will enjoy.
If you haven’t yet joined any forums then this would be a good time to start. Those of you who are forum professionals, you may want to join for that extra exposure and to add any ideas you may have to improve it’s overall quality.
I wait in anticipation for a great influx of members.