My intentions are to make the forum the main landing page once the new server is up (a few days).
I do have a little sad feeling about the blog, but really the forum is where I want to be. It invites so much more participation, so it isn't just me talking it is everyone. That is why the chat was so popular on the forum, I believe.
I think over time, the blog will go away. I will do my best to move all the content from the blog to the forum, first. Already I can imagine myself not wanting to post on the blog, but instead post on the forum. I am not sure what to do with that. If I post in both places that is just duplication. If I post in one and not the other, then I feel like I missed some people.
I'd like to know how you guys feel about this.
The following user says Thank You to Big Mike for this post:
i was impressed the way you presented topics in your blog. not only in words but also in visual stuff. that makes it more interesting - watching + reading it.
also it is a way to refer about a subject without having lots of questions + talks inbetween with the risk that it looses his primary direction. so for me the blog is great the way it is. i think you can never realize special topics in a forum like you did this on the blog . the style you made this was unique + really attractive.
another point where the discussions/comments following your blog-storys -- they need a place like a forum to stay interaktiv.
so i would make a mixture out of it -- if you like to refer about something -- do it on your blog and the followup- discusion+comments should be routed to the forum via a link below the stuff.
thats my idea to that.
keep your blog alive! (if you still have fun on doing it)
The following user says Thank You to max-td for this post:
If it is not too much work I would advise to keep the blog.
I think the blog has a lower entry barrier for newcomers. If the forum fills up, you get pretty fast to a level where people looking for some info lose their way. The blog was really good in grabbing attention and stimulating to look for more.
BTW I don't know how the search engines will pick up the blog vs. forum.
Maybe that's another aspect to consider.