Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Help a daddy out...

Many of you that in my work life, I do online community stuff for a local newspaper's digital products. One thing we're working on now is a site for local parents, with profiles, blogs, forums, and a comprehensive event calendar, something we really don't have around here right now. We've been looking a lot at both national sites, like Maya's Mom, and hyperlocal mom sites run by newspaper.coms, like IndyMoms and SacMomsClub, to see what might work in this market.

Right now, we're still in development, figuring out things like direction/focus, features, name and tagline. I'd love it if you all could click on the link below and take a quick, 5-question survey that will help us hone in on this stuff. And feel free to pass the link on to other parent types you know. If you wanna get in touch with me about this, you can email me at work.

Click below for the survey

(Oh, and if you really want one of those onesies, AsAm momblogger extraordinaire Superha's selling 'em on CafePress. Heh.)


Unknown said...

"bakersfield. it's not that bad." omg. that's hilarious... :)

i'm so buying one of those. maybe i should make one of those for my neighborhood.

(sorry for the off topic comment!) :)

daddy in a strange land said...

Background: the local tourism board officially designated the town tourism motto to be "Bakersfield: Life as it should be," complete with that little leaf thingie. Our little crew of exiles from elsewhere (affectionately dubbed the BakPak) came up with a couple alternatives-- Bakersfield: It's not that bad; and Bakersfield: It could be worse. :)

Anonymous said...

As an ex-Franklin Falcon, an ex-Emerson Eagle and an ex-BHS Driller now relocated to the SF Bay Area ... I m sooooo loving that onesie. I'm off to Cafe Press. Danke!

daddy in a strange land said...

Anonymous-- "ex-BHS Driller"? GASP! :) I've only been here for 4 years, but even I know, "Once a Driller, always a Driller." ;)

Superha said...

Thanks for the shout out, disl!

I actually hadn't checked my cafepress account since I created the "Bakersfield, It's not that bad." shirts, but I just saw that I sold a few of them! Yay! Shameless self promotion coming right about now:

If you're interested in helping me promote our little town, here's the url:


Thanks! :)

I'm sure your new internet venture will be a huge success!

thisislarry said...

Hey DISL, the survey link appears to take me back to Rice Daddies, tho I can copy & paste just fine with it.

Anonymous said...

daddy in a strange land,

Oops! You totally caught me on that one. (Especially since I'm third generation Driller.)

-- Anonymous