Archive for December, 2009

Featured Forum – Prince Jackson Board

Today we’re talking to Celina, aka princemj, founder and admin of the forum princemichaeljacksoni.lefora.com.  Celina started this forum just 2 months ago and has already passed 500 member!  They are sky rocketing up the Lefora charts, with over 6,000 monthly visits!

Prince Jackson Board Stats:

* Age: < 4 months

* Threads: 653

* Posts: 20,155

* Members: 527

* Software : lefora

Celina, why did you start your forum?

The reason why I wanted to create the Prince Michael Jackson message board is because I realised how many girls out there that are falling for this sweet boy. Including myself. I wanted to create a place where we could discuss the latest, share pictures and show our support. It’s all for love. L.O.V.E!

How have you promoted your forum so well, all within a few weeks of starting your forum?

Well, at first I started discussing with a friend wether or not to even open the forum. Then we decided it would be a good idea, so we started figure out ways to promote the forum. First I made a youtube account for the forum, then I made a badass trailer and uploaded it on youtube and suddenly the members just kept floating in.

Do you have any specific tips for people on Twitter about how they can use Twitter to promote their forum?

First of all its important to know how to promote without getting people pissed off. Twitter users are just like the rest of us in that they are blind to obnoxious messages after many years of receiving commerical messages in their in-boxes. Make your tweet interesting and capturing in a smart way.

What are some of the reasons you originally choose lefora over another forum service?

I asked my friend who is good with technology and stuff for advice and he told me about lefora. I then found out how easy and great it is to handle, and I’m glad I made this decision!

Do you have 3 simple tips you could share with other forum admins to run a fun and active forum?

  1. Make a smooth and nice-looking design for your forum. A design that attrachs visitors to join.
  2. Promote your forum on different webs, such as facebook, twitter, myspace, youtube, and the list goes on.
  3. Treat your members with respect, be sympathetic, helpful, and professional in your way of dealing with problematic matters.

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And finally, is there anything you would like to add?
I would like to thank all the members of PMJ for making the board such a success in every way possible! Everything truly couldn’t have worked without their participance and loyalty. I’m greatful that eveything is going so well on the board, and thanks to lefora too for being so damn great and professional with their service. It’s all for love, L.O.V.E!

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Author’s Comments: Celina has done an amazing job of growing her forum, within a month of starting her forum we noticed her moving up the charts.  She’s used twitter a lot to promote her forum and reach out to the community and creating that video like she did on youtube was a really smart way to ‘advertise’ her forum with a viral video that people wanted to watch and would pass around.

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