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Does anyone of you read his blog on Forum Management?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by clove28, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. clove28

    clove28 Active Member

    Hi everyone! I've been following his blog since I started my forum and thought it would benefit all of us here so I'm sharing it with you. http://www.feverbee.com/2013/02/how-to-build-an-online-community.html

    I could say that he's really an expert when it comes to growing and managing an online community. I hope his advice could help you as well. :)
     
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  2. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    I'm on his mailing list. He's really smart.
     
  3. dawg

    dawg Well-Known Member

  4. clove28

    clove28 Active Member

    I like this article too! I think the most important lesson I've learned from him is don't make many categories immediately if your just starting up. I see many forums which have lots of categories but zero message or post in it. That's one of the things that make the visitors turned-off in your forum.
     
  5. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite insights from him is that forums are driven by status and bonding. Perhaps it's a basic idea, but he articulated it clearly, and that sometimes helps guide decisions.
     
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  6. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Yea, I've been reading his blog for a few years. Met him for lunch once when he was on business in the Boston area. Smart guy. Even though his target market isn't exactly us (he talks mostly about community managers in the corporate environment), it's worth following him.
     
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  7. dawg

    dawg Well-Known Member

    The best point IMO made is this:
    You cannot create a community if you have never been a part of one. Being part of a community first is a must. How else are you going to know how it works? I am always amazed at people opening new forums that have never really been a part of a community first.
     
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