They say records are made to be broken. I couldn’t agree more. On Friday, Self-Storage Talk, Inside Self-Storage’s free online forum, broke its record of most users on the forum at one time. The forum topped out at 560 Friday morning, shattering its previous record of 362, set on Jan. 8.
While there’s no doubt the record-breaking can be contributed, at least in part, to the delivery of the monthly SST e-newsletter, which offers recipients a peak at what’s being discussed on SST, the spike in continued traffic attendance this year is nothing short of amazing.
The self-storage community has truly embraced Self-Storage Talk, making it the go-to place to ask questions, offer advice, find jobs, sell stuff and even make friends. There are quite a few characters on the forum (Hello, Astro and Autodoc!), and dozens of regular posters who have broad industry knowledge they are more than willing to share. It’s a wonderful mix of education and entertainment.
SST currently has more than 20,000 posts, 2,560 discussion threads and 2,760 registered users, with a goal to reach 3,000 members by July 4. If you haven’t checked out SST, you should. Recent posts include information on marketing, climate control, getting rid of bad smells and sound advice for trouncing your competition.
Did I mention it’s all free? Who says you can’t get anything for free anymore? Join the party today. You could be a part of SST’s next big record-breaking moment.