A few days ago I created an email address for a new project I’m working on. It is used for a domain I just registered for a client. I logged on this evening to confirm an account registration and saw some emails in the spam folder. I was like whoa, there must be a false positive, no one knows this address, therefore no one will spam me. Guess again, there stood a shiny new email from a company I’ve never heard of, offering me a ‘hand made’ WordPress site.
I keep bumping into questions from newbies about which hosting company they should choose. I mean, these guys have never owned a website in their lives, want to start one (usually a blog), have (barely) no clue about what they’re going to write, and yet they are fretting about which hosting provider to choose.
Webmasters, publishers, SEOers, freelancers, everybody needs to network. Whether you’re looking for a JV partner, a coder to fix a bug on the WordPress theme for that site you’re supposed to launch tomorrow, insight on Google’s latest Penguin escaping their zoo, or just to have some laughs with like-minded geeks, a forum is likely to do the trick. Here’s my insight on some of the big forums out there. I’ve been active in some of these over the years, and for others I’ll present you with some educated hearsay.