I know, that communities often get time to grow, until they are matured enough to go out of Beta. But sometimes also a site will fail. See this blog entry for an example. Is writers.se in risk to fail too? Or do I worry too much?
If yes, how can we avoid this? In the metrics the site goes badly in terms of questions, users and views. I think all three metrics are bound together. If we have more questions (and therefore more answers), users get more upvotes and enough reputation to be count in the metric. If more relevant questions are here, google will more often present this site as result of a specific search-request and more views will be generated. So for me it is about more (useful!) questions. Maybe more questions-types should be on topic.
Have you more (and better) ideas too get writers.se going?
EDIT: I know it's far too early to call doom. I do not. But I worry. And it's not too early for that. It's right, that Writers has two months Beta left (and some more, it usually doesn't launches after the normal period). But take a look at the metrics I linked and sjohnston inserted as picture:
This site is on pace to get 300 questions after 90 days.
The Gadgets-site had 629 questions at the time of the shutdown. So, right, it's too early to call doom and give up. But it's not too early to worry. And it's not yet too late (that's why I ask this question now) to change something. We are on the pace for 300 questions, so it's time to increase the pace. sjohnston has some good ideas to get more action (+1), but I think we need more ideas.