One would ask, does word of mouth marketing work any more? Of course it does but very few webmasters use it because they focus too much on marketing on the web. We all have co-workers, friends, family and relatives who can help use promote our blogs/sites/forums. You can ask them all to help you. Request them to tell their friends about your website. Give them each a few bookmarks [that have your URL on them] which they should hand to ten of their friends. It could be an easy way to get some people to visit your site.