I have had the dream of setting up a bloggers forum since the inception of this blog. I got this idea right after I bought the domain name for this blog, but I had to keep the idea in my head till now.
I should have started this earlier, but I didn’t want to divide my attention between the management of this blog and running a forum as at that time.
Why Start a Bloggers Forum?
You probably have that question on your mind, and it’s a good question with a simple answer!
I looked around and I even used Google to search for bloggers forum or discussion communities but I hardly found one. The ones that looked like a discussion community for bloggers is not active and I guess the owners have even forgotten that they started such communities.
I know that as bloggers, we encounter various problems and challenges at various points in time and we look for solution here and there, so I thought it will be cool to have a place dedicated to us where you can quickly run to for help and get helped instantly.
So, I decided to create this community that will help us all. This will be a place to learn, share and connect with great bloggers.
My goal is to help all bloggers from around the world, and I am glad I have been able to achieve this through this blog, but I will love to do more by launching a special community for bloggers.
Setting up the Forum
I have previous experience with setting up a forum / community in the past, so setting this up was not really a big deal to me. I got the site kicking in about 72 hours with the help of the SMF framework.
Setting up and deciding which and which categories to add were really difficult. I had a lot of ideas for categories popping into my head but I did my best to scrutinize them and come up with a good list of categories that I believe are crucial to our blogging success.
So, Today I am officially announcing the Bloggers Forum – A place to learn, Share and Connect with other bloggers.
The Major Categories of the community are listed below:
Content Creation – We all know that Content is King! So, let’s talk about content creation here and help other bloggers too with how to create great blog contents
Social Media Marketing – Talk about anything Social media here, be it Social media marketing, social media optimization or social media tools!
Blog Monetization – Our Dream as a Blogger is to make income from Our Blogs. So, let’s share our Knowledge of making money blogging here. You can talk about Adsense, Affiliate Marketing and co here.
Search Engine Optimization – SEO – You can talk about all things SEO and Traffic Generation here. Topics like Link Building, Keyword Research e.t.c are allowed here.
List Building – The Money is in the list! So, let’s talk about list building and building subscribers’ base here. No Sales Please!
WordPress – Talk about things related to WordPress here. You can discuss WordPress Security, Plugins, Themes and tips here.
Review My Blog – Post your blog’s URL and get some constructive criticism, exposure and traffic! You must have 15 posts to request a review. No SPAMMING Please!
Scam Alert – Did you fall victim of a Scam product or Service? Share your Experience here for other bloggers to learn and not fall victim of the same Scam!
Themes / Templates – Discuss about Blog Designs, Blog Themes, Frameworks and Templates here.
Hire SEOr or SMOr – Hire Search Engine Optimizers or Social Media optimizers here. If you need help with your SEO or SMO, Drop your jobs description here to get offers from people that can help.
Hire Blog Designers here – Post your blog design Jobs, template customizations jobs, blog themes modification jobs and other Design related jobs here to get offers from people who can help you with it.
If you don’t know why you should use a forum, I will recommend You Read this post – How Forum Engagement can Greatly Help Your Blog
I hope to connect with you at the bloggers forum where we can learn, share and interact with one another. I will appreciate it if you join this forum, create threads, reply to threads and help fellow bloggers out.
I will be inviting a bunch of top bloggers and known name unto this platform, so be sure to get the best response to your questions and great interactions on this platform.