Should I add a forum to my blog ?

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Should I add a forum to my blog ?
« on: 06-13-2010, 05:31:54 »
Hey guys,

Just wanted to get an idea of what you all think about blogs with forums ? I know the blog itself is a kind of social community due to the ability to leave comments and having custom avatars etc but obviously discussion is limited ? Is it worth my while to actually installing a PHP of VB forum to entice people to further signup and engage in discussions ?

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Re: Should I add a forum to my blog ?
« Reply #1 on: 06-13-2010, 10:01:16 »
Hey guys,

Just wanted to get an idea of what you all think about blogs with forums ? I know the blog itself is a kind of social community due to the ability to leave comments and having custom avatars etc but obviously discussion is limited ? Is it worth my while to actually installing a PHP of VB forum to entice people to further signup and engage in discussions ?

Thanks

Now that's a good idea dude.
Not bad. That'll rise your traffic on the blog but..
Where'll you find people to fill in the forums?
If you got them, then it's quite a good idea from my opinion.
About the coding, well i don't know that much.  !-!

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Re: Should I add a forum to my blog ?
« Reply #2 on: 06-15-2010, 00:08:40 »
If you have people regularly visiting your blog then a forum is a good idea.  Most people don't though, and I think an empty forum is depressing, when you log on and there's no one online, that will just discourage you.  If you only have a few regular readers, then I recommend you let them build up your "community" throughout the comments of your posts rather than start a forum.

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Re: Should I add a forum to my blog ?
« Reply #3 on: 06-15-2010, 14:37:45 »
hmmm.... in my opinion its a very good idea because forums increase your traffic on the website
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its encouraging for the person when he see's a coupe of people online on his website.

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Re: Should I add a forum to my blog ?
« Reply #4 on: 06-20-2010, 18:35:55 »
Needed or not, it depends on what you offer in your blog. Are you giving away free source? Are you only sharing your opinions? Are you selling something? And this is the most important thing, how popular is your blog? If your blog don’t sell product or services and you have many loyal visitors, then you might need a forum. If you sell product or services, I am sure you need to build a forum. Online shoppers will be able to communicate with you and also with other customers, which will make them comfortable buying things from your blog.


 

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