Hey everybody... I started a forum about 2 years ago. The niche is fairly controversial these days. It's about UFOs, the paranormal, metaphysics and philosophy...and of course, (((conspiracy theories)))....which, as you might have heard, is being attacked literally everywhere across the internet nowadays. Ironically, in a very 1984-ish kind of way, wrongthink is certainly being silenced and punished across ALL social media platforms these days....something that was just a "conspiracy theory" just a few years ago. Actually, the fact that literally everyone is trying to shut this kind of discussion down is emboldening me to want to keep going. But that's besides the point. Having said that, I'm not getting any results at all. Not only am I getting zero sign-ups, I'm also getting absolutely no traffic except robots. At first, I probably spent close to $1000 on articles from textbroker to get some high-quality, premium content for the site. Along with that, I used Xenporta to kind of give visitors something cool to look at on the home page. And guess what? Absolutely nothing happened. Still no sign-ups and still no visitors. So after that, I've switched gears to something a little more simple, less time-consuming, and less expensive. What I do now is go out on places like YouTube and find videos that I find interesting. I then create a post, embed the video into it, create a small summary of the video in my own words (probably 100-200 words), attach a generic but related stock photo to the post and then finally feature the post it as a "featured article" so that it shows up on the Xenporta home page . I've been doing this since January and I've got to say...here it is, almost July and I can't help but feel like I'm wasting away countless hours of my life on a fool's errand. Thoughts?