February 13, 2015 7:59 AM EST
You can make it less time consuming if you include it in your daily routine.
Maybe schedule one hour a day for forum browsing preferably in the evening. That way your are not going to get carried away and loose a lot of time.
Also, make a list of the questions you want answered. For example
"how much a new logo should cost me" or
"what are the best ways to advertise in the social media".
After you have the questions concentrate on finding their answers.
Don't browse any other topics except for the ones that will help you to achieve your goal.
Even if you find something that seems interesting if it is not connected to the question - leave it for the other day.
If you follow these (have in mind that they require a lot of self discipline :) )you won't end up lost in useless conversations and topics.
Have a nice day and good luck!