Currently I’m creating a blog for a very specific group of people who are relocating to another state because of their job. In this case, the whole process of relocating is very confusing and there are several steps involved including an insane amount of paperwork. These people are looking for guidance, stress relief and community. My goal with the blog is to help them with all the knowledge and research gathered by myself and several others. The blog will feature posts about people’s experiences, lists of links, how-tos, reviews of other sites, etc.
We already know there will be many points where large discussions will take place. The question is, do we want these discussions to be in the form of a forum or the comment section on each post? I fell like every blogging tip site says to promote discussion as much as possible, but I don’t see anything mentioned about forums. It all seems to be about the comments.
Does anyone have any input on this? Please “comment” so i can get some guidance and stress relief, ha ha.