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

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