Hello! The forum is mostly made of other creators, with very few readers. However, many creators will be willing to do a sub-for-sub, do a promotion, give feedback, or simply read your novel because it's good. If you want to know how to maintain readers, try updating consistently. Readers may not be interested in continuing if they can't remember who your characters are. Additionally, comment on other creators' works and answer questions you know how to (just like you've already been doing). Good luck to you!