When we didn’t hire a new manager right away, we were just fine. The number of visitors to the web page were steadily climbing, I would just come in once in a while and check every thing and that was it. After about a year of steady growth, we noticed that our numbers plummeted very suddenly. Because what is once a trend, loses it’s appeal to the public and you have to think of something else. This is why it is necessary to replace the manager as soon as possible.
- It took a year for me to notice that not having a regular manager can take its toll
- We continued to see growing traffic because the topics were still popular, but then they weren’t
- We were still attracting people but the number who engaged, took a deep dive.
“I didn’t hire a replacement. For the past three years, the community has been left to manage itself. I’ve dipped in occasionally to respond to discussions, remove spam, make a few tweaks, but that’s about it.”