There are big differences between a blog and a forum. A forum is a online application for private and public communications, widely used for focused topics, discussions and questions. Popular forums are moderated, and when the moderator is not online, then members within the forum community will help to answer questions or provide advice.
Forums allows you to establish popular topics
A forum also allows you to establish popular topics within the forum itself, to start directed conversations, post suggestions and ask questions to a captive audience. Having a forum on a website is a great idea if there is a compelling reason to have one. For example, many software companies have support forums.
The success of a forum depends on the commitment and support you are willing to invest; otherwise the time and money for implementation is wasted. Forums require moderation, so make sure you are ready to play ‘online traffic cop’. A forum is all about ‘communication’, so be prepared to communicate, share and moderate.
Live Chat and Blogs
There are other ways to communicate beyond blogs and forums to include; Live chat, Blogs, Newsletters, Emails and Social Networking applications.
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