Attracting people to your RP or SG can be daunting, but here’s some tips to help your idea get more attention.
Post on the New Ideas Thread.
The New Ideas Thread is the first place that most RPers will see your idea. By posting the idea, you can see whether there is an initial interest or not. Then you’ll know who to tag when you create your signups, and then RPers will already be thinking about your idea.
Post on the Advertisement Thread.
The RP/SG Advertisement Thread doesn’t always get a lot of attention, but it is another way to get your RP or SG seen once you’ve posted signups.
Have a strong summary of what your RP or SG is about.
Take a look at other RPs and SGs. Each one has a description of what it is about right at the beginning of signups, the official thread, and when the idea is posted on the New Ideas Thread. This description has to catch an RPer’s interest. You don’t have to give away the whole plot, but the RPer needs to know what your idea is about. If they aren’t sure what the RP or SG is actually about, they won’t be as likely to join!
Once the RP is running, try to keep it active.
Even just keeping an official thread, signup thread, or a chat thread for the RP or SG active can attract people. If it’s active, more people will see it to check it out. Each post brings the thread to the top of the latest, which lets more people see it.
If someone is asking for RP or SG suggestions, don’t be afraid to suggest your own.
However, don’t do so much self promotion to where it seems like your pressuring people to join. Suggest it if they want recommendations if it’s something they might like. Don’t go over promote in places that the promotion is not wanted
These are just a few tips that can help attract RPers to your idea. This is not a complete list so feel free to give your own tips below!