I’ve always been a big fan of forums.
Even before I started running my own online business 5 years ago, I was always participating in forum discussions centered around several different topics – from architecture to college football, and even Magic the Gathering cards.
Within these forums I learned a ton of information, I made a lot of long-lasting virtual friendships, and one particular forum in the architecture industry became a major factor in the growth of my LEED Exam study guide business.
Recently, however, I’ve been experiencing what it’s like from a forum owner’s perspective, having created two different forums within the span of a single month:
1. The public discussion forum on NicheSiteDuel.com (powered by VanillaForums); and
2. The private discussion forum within Breakthrough Blogging (powered by phpBB).