I thought I'd come up with another topic "Forum running is not easy" and I'll share some of my points. I'd say its not easy because A) You need to attract members and establish yourself b) Some threads can be a hit or a miss with users. C) The costs of running a forum isn't so much, but the ideas coming out your head should take you somewhere. D) Post exchanges help, but they do not help you establish your community E) Getting ranked on the search engines is hard - especially if you're not building links SEO brings in a lot of traffic so if you're building links - make sure you get deep links as well. Well, those are some of my reasons why forum running is not easy - what do you have to share? Share your thoughts, and let's see what we can do. I also had an article on Community building - so be sure to check that out as well.