Building your member's list

cpvr

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Building your member's list

My story and connecting
I know you guys all know about me and how much hardwork I put into my community - lots of blood and sweat - but what's also nice is when your community is morphing right before your eyes. I know before we didn't have much support from our community, but now we're seeing a ton of support. A user is going to be running our blog for us - she told us "don't worry, I got your back carlos", all I need is free publicity.

She ran a blog before so she knows what works - and also, its a plus for us because we're dedicated to our field of work - nobody does it better than us - and also; in order to see your member's count grow - you need to flood your community with various topics to start things off.

I know when we re-launched our community, we opened up with a bang - 3 staff members and 3 loyal supporters helped us grow the community - and on a plus side, the more support you get, the better you have in the long run.

Getting hacked.
Our community getting hacked by "Haywire" just put more fear, success, content, determination and hardwork into my book. I don't fail and I hate to see others fail. I was furious, even submitted a complaint to the FEDS (ic3.gov), but some people think they won't care - however he stole all my accounts, they should care right?

He also hacked like his was most innocent - however; now we don't mention him and just have success on our book. We're building upon the right ideas and running with them. Things like an wikipedia and blog will be making their way onto our community because we agree that content is king - and there's no doubt about that.

Contests = Motivation, inspires people to post
I'm a huge fan of contests and I'm sure our members will agree. If you're having a tough time building user interaction, then why not give them a reason to post?

Staff interaction is a must
In order to get your community going - you have to interact with your community - such as, asking them questions about their life and things like that. Try to relate even if you don't know what you're talking about.

I know I've experienced life from the rock bottom -from maxed out credit cards to a car wreck and I came back online because I know I could spark some change in my life. I also have a family, but sometimes you do bad things and have to learn from them. I lost my car to a car wreck that wasn't even my fault, but since the driver was older and more experience than me, I believe they put the...

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Live2Die

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I've seen a few websites get hacked, and it's pretty bad, because the hacker(s) just do it for fun, sometimes. It's a good article though, cpvr. :)
 

cpvr

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I've seen a few websites get hacked, and it's pretty bad, because the hacker(s) just do it for fun, sometimes. It's a good article though, cpvr. :)
Ya, we're just even more eager to feed our community now. Getting hacked sucked - he did it twice to us.=/
Last time he blamed Liquidweb on a hard drive failure(i've had sites on liquidweb before and never heard of a hard drive failure, but it wasnt my server).
 

xwadigg

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Its definitely amazing to see your very own community grow right infront of you, and look back on the times when your forum struggled to be active.
 

cpvr

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Its definitely amazing to see your very own community grow right infront of you, and look back on the times when your forum struggled to be active.
I agree and that's why you don't let it struggle at all. If you don't have time to participate in your community, then you need to build a good staff team that'll work for you. :)
 

EkiLibRiuM

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i am so glad to be a part to this community. i have a blog hat was hackerd ,so now i want to build my own site..thank you for the good article.
 

jeffstone

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I completely agree with your point mentioned above i.e. Staff interaction is a must

Excellent article. Thanks for sharing the article with us.
 
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