When it comes to forums for plastic surgery, one of the hardest things to do is getting people to post. There are a number of reasons why people don’t. No one wants to be the first person to post and, further, some percentage of readers simply won’t post at all. Getting a forum to where it is self-sustaining takes a lot of work, but there are a few things that can be done to increase a forum’s activity.
First, if no one is posting, try starting posts and new cosmetic surgery topics yourself. It may sound foolish, but you can even do this as different identities by registering yourself as several members. In essence, you’ll be having conversations with yourself. Make sure that your topics are ones that people are interested in. One way to go about discovering what those topics of interest would be is to visit similar forums and Usenet newsgroups to see what people are discussing. Make your forum accessible on every page of your website, and maybe even talk briefly about the forum on your home page. Get creative with topics and incorporate the whole of your web site into the forum. For instance, you can post a message asking people what they think about a particular article or a new feature or to announce a new change in your services or your site.