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There are sufficient articles to create a site with just the articles, and I would continue adding articles.
Has anyone converted from forum to a non-forum site?
How successful was it?
In some ways it is already a blog, but thats not your problem, I think its the focus and intent of your forum that needs work. Its just too obtuse, and as a result people don't see a need to join it.
Despite clicking around it I am still a little vague as to what you are intending to do with the site. Whats the purpose, who might be interested, etc.
I think this is your problem, not the structure of the site but the focus, content, and marketing of it.
If I am right and this is your site, then I would be happy to help you work at rebranding it and refocusing it. Sometimes the owner can get so "into" their work that it is hard for them to see how it looks through outside eyes.
We could just make a thread here (or carry this one on) and see what we coome up with.
The other site is a community forum, and it does have several articles and such.
rogerd, you so think something like that would bring as much or more traffic?
Is there a compelling reason to post now? I.e., do people have questions they need answered, or opinions they want to share? (It sounds like the answer is "no".) A blog won't instantly generate more traffic. If you have low user participation, though, a blog won't look bad - a dead forum looks like, well, a dead forum. :)