It's been awhile since I've launched a new community - mine is about 5 years old now and has about 28k members.
That said, I sympathize with those trying to get traffic to a new board.
Here's my question...is it easier to generate traffice with a blog (because of the pinging system)?
I noticed that Expression Engine is a full blog, but it also has a message board platform. I'm wondering if that might be a good way to get a new community launched.
One of my blogs has started to develop a community atmosphere (with people leaving messages to each other on the different entries.)
I'm on WordPress, but I can see that if I had Expression Engine (or something similar) I could have an instant community.
Your thoughts on Blogs and traffic?