(Side note: The Warrior Forum is such a huge mish-mash of people that I realized long ago that they aren't my market as a whole...and even if they were, I don't think this would change my approach.)
Recently, I've been bewildered by some of the discussions on how to participate in a forum. And LOL...I am not trying to tell anyone how they should participate - do whatcha like as far as I'm concerned. What I am trying to figure out is if I'm alone here.
Some of the discussions have talked about changing your "I" to "you" in forum posts. Bev started an interesting discussion about it and then recently Bev and Kay brought it up again in a thread Steve W. started (It was entitled "Paul Myers Saved My Life Tonight" - which intrigued more than his thread "How to Inject New Life into YOUR Writing").
Anyway, it's not really the "I" vs. "you" thing that has me scratching my chin. It's when people talk about getting more people to view your threads, getting more replies, etc. I've never thought about it. If I post a new thread, I just want the people who are interested to read it...I don't care how many. If I reply to a thread, it's because the topic interests me, annoys me or I just feel like commenting.
Am I alone?
Personally, I don't like threads that read like articles, lectures, etc...and those tend to be "you" focused.
I like to come to the WF as a quick break or downtime and then get back to building my own following (my list, my traffic, etc.) and nurturing the relationship with the following I already have...and yeah...selling them stuff too. :-)
Again, it's just my approach and I'm really just curious about everyone else. What do you look to get out of the WF?