Top 10 Ways to Get a Forum Started

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Okay, this list is totally self-promotional but it is supporting a good cause. I am trying to gauge interest in a forum on the site. IN order to do so you have to create a forum, which I have. Next you have to invite people to the forum and this is my invitation to all those loyal readers and fans of TopTenz.net. So please take a moment and visit our new TopTenz forum (3/14/09) and add your thoughts or suggestions. Thank you in advance.

10. Twitter about your forum.

9. Ask friends and family to help out and post in your forum.

8. Hire a few people to post.

7. Get social about it – Digg it, Stumble it, Promote it.

6. Put a link in your blog’s navigation to your forum.


5. Put a link in your post about your new forum.

4. Start a blog post or top 10 list and finish it in the forum via a link

3. Add a Link to forum in every blog post via a WordPress plug-in called WP-Footer.

2. Start a Contest or Scavenger Hunt and ask them post in the forum their results.

1. Write a Top 10 list on How to Get a Forum Started.


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6 Comments

  1. Hi. I read some of your blog posts and wished to tell you that your blog is very informative. Thanks.

  2. NomporoPainna on

    I'm the only one in this world. Can please someone join me in this life? Or maybe death…

  3. I think a great way to start a new forum is to do a top ten list on how to start a forum and then invite people to make idiotic comments…

    like this.. 🙂