... when you're feeling utterly discouraged and desolate about your board? Maybe its silly of me but lately I've just been feeling like the effort I've put forth on my board is pretty much all for naught. Its not inactive but its not exactly the most active board out there. Its a great board. It may not be the prettiest or the trendiest out there but its my board and I think its wonderful. I met the love of my life on this board, I've grown as a person on this board, my writing has improved significantly on this board... it is literally like my little, six year old internet baby. I love and want this board to succeed. So I go on my advertising kick, I rework the rules, I open up new character opportunities and try and get people into my board and we get three or four members and I'm really happy! But then this other board of the same fandom pops up and I peak in the day it opens and it does things completely different from us. It doesn't give members nearly as many choices as we do for starters. I drop my advertisement there though and keep going, thinking,"well good luck to them!" This was ten days ago. I peak in today just out of random curiosity and they've already got 110 members. 110 in ten days. It felt like literally a punch to my gut... So now I ask. What do you do when you feel discouraged about your board? How do you get back into the groove? Do you keep telling yourself to keep going, buck up? Do you try to rework things more? Or do you think, when something like this happens, you should just give up on the board, move on, and try again later?