I own a forum in the sports niche with around 175 active members with almost 1,000 registered and 30k posts. I rank #1 for the type of sports forum that it is. I need some ideas to increase my member base. It is extremely hard with it being off season right now, so I am hoping for improvements once football season gets underway. I have plans to hire some people to PM members of the other similar sports forums out there and try to get them to switch over, but I am thinking of waiting until the season starts - what do you think? What kind of contests could I hold to keep people on the site? Also is there any replacement for Tweet Attacks? I also have a blog with the forum where I have about 30 writers who write unique posts for free. The blog could actually becomes included in Google News because it meets all the requirements, I just haven't submitted it yet. Thanks!