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So I had an idea for a fun little entertainment website, like a combination of 4chan and quora, and straw poll.
I ended up slowly building and hosting it, and it had a bit of traction in that it had about 100 recurring users daily, but to get to that number It required me to every day make posts on Reddit, 4chan etc, directing people to come to the website.
Eventually, I stopped promoting it to see if it could 'fly' by itself, and it promptly fell to 20 users, and then 0. As a sole tech guy, I know how to build and run a website, but I have no idea about how to market a social 'fun' website like this, and how to get a critical mass where people use it daily without me constantly having to promote it daily. I've been leery about things like Facebook or Reddit ads simply because I'd never click on them myself.
Anyone have this issue, or any idea how to get over this problem?