Organising thread for Mumsnet Lancashire :-)

(36 Posts)
AllPurposeNortherner Thu 14-Mar-13 23:00:44

So, lets get this show on the road!

We're getting up a good team here of LAs and supporters, so what can we do to make the site great?

AllPurposeNortherner Sat 27-Apr-13 14:43:16

Yeah, I think I'm going to get some designed specially for us if I ever have the money to do so - they are the standard MN Local ones, and I'm not too sure about them. I think window stickers could be good, to give to cafes etc to stick up.

I've been using mine by asking local schools, nurseries and businesses to put a small pile in their waiting areas, and then saying something like "oh, by the way, we have free listings for local businesses/schools/childcare on the site. We're fairly new, but the main site gets over 42 million page views per month so we're hoping that we can bring some of that over into this amazing resource we are building for local parents...just go to that link to add your listing" (or something like that, lol)

I went to a swing dancing night last night and they let me put a little pile by the door, which is in the hallway so is where people go to cool down and chat, and i saw a few people pick them up and chat about them. Hopefully we can get lots of new users that way too :-)

I know I keep saying it, but I do think that the local sites have massive potential grin and we just need to get the users :-)

From next week I will have a lot more time to devote to this, so hopefully if any businesses etc want to talk about doing exciting things with us I can go out and meet them in person. I'm also going to go out on the bus all over Lancashire and see what I can drum up.

I'm considering some form of blog - eventually we will be able to have features actually on this site, but till then it would be nice to have bits of local news, interviews and longer reviews linked to the site. What do you all think?

ScribbleValley Sat 27-Apr-13 15:50:34

Yes I think that's a good idea. We can do trips out and reviews of places, all linked to and from the Local site.

DisplacedDiva Tue 30-Apr-13 22:40:11

You can count me in for blog...used to do my own but since pg have let it slip!

Have started NCT classes, so if I could have some Mumsnet leaflets could put them there and in Lancaster/ Morecambe...

Think listed cafes and attractions might like the 'as seen on Mumsnet' kind of sticker?

ScribbleValley Thu 09-May-13 13:10:52

I went to an NCT babies group this morning and left a lot of the leaflets at the venue (the Grand, Clitheroe) so mums as well as general visitors will see them. I wasn't brave enough to put any on the tables though - it was my first time attending!

I've emailed MNHQ to be made LA for the meet ups in Clitheroe and Longridge (I live between the two) but have had no response...

AllPurposeNortherner Fri 17-May-13 16:41:06

I've sent you a PM :-)

ScribbleValley Tue 11-Jun-13 19:23:59

Right we have a meet up in Clitheroe this Thursday 1-3pm at 4 Kids soft play. All welcome (and I'm expecting you AllPurposeNorthener)! grin

AllPurposeNortherner Fri 14-Jun-13 15:51:47

If you are a LA (or a regular user) and would like to place an advert, drop me an email at lancashire@mumsnetlocal.com for a discount. I have significant discounts for LAs (significant I tell you!) and I promise no hard sell if you don't want it :-)

Cannotbeused Tue 18-Jun-13 18:03:57

I need week end meet ups!

ScribbleValley Tue 18-Jun-13 20:55:15

I've started a new thread to help me organise the next meet up for my area. I'm going to try to set up an evening or weekend meet up for those who work and can't make a daytime meet up, although I may not be able to make such a meet myself.

AllPurposeNortherner Thu 27-Jun-13 21:38:12

I still have some LA cards etc, so if you want I can appoint someone else as LA alongside you, to run the evening meet ups?

ScribbleValley Thu 27-Jun-13 21:50:54

That's not a bad idea, thanks APN. I'll suggest it over on my other thread.

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