Maybe my suggestion is not too specific but in my opinion it is the main problem with websites that doesn’t encourage users to do something.
This is how I see it: What action should I do in your frontpage? I guess it is register, because it seems like a CTA, but it isn’t too obvious. Maybe I should explore the content, but then, I would expect to see some images and clear titles, maybe a prominent search form instead of several links.
It isn’t bold and instead of Dear user …, be more specific and goal oriented. I did this in two minutes so it isn’t a real solution: http://imgur.com/IlntKtX
Hope it helps, and if it is a personal and serious project, let someone else to design it. Is really hard to design for yourself.