How can I get people to respond to my post?

*make your post topical and relevant: engage with current issues and debates in the profession.

*keep it short: posts that are overlong tend to put people off. It's best to start a discussion with a few points that you can develop further as you get responses, rather than have your whole argument laid out in one hit.

*use informal, not academic, English: again, people are more likely to repond if they can easily read your message.

*use short paragraphs: people want to be able to quickly scan your post to get to your main point.

*create a poll: forum users -- and even 'lurkers' -- love polls and will vote in them.

If you have any other suggestions, then please -- respond to this post Wink