The Daddy: Quiet, The Adults Are Talking–Creative Back and Forth or Forced Topical Conversation?
The Momma: Ugh, tonight? Definitely the latter. Normally it flows pretty easily, but tonight I just can’t think of anything to say.
D: You know what I’d love? To chat with other parents, but then we gotta find parents that are on relatively the same vibe.
M: Like the people who read the site? Ooh, we could make one big giant gchat!
M: Or maybe that’s what we could do with the Facebook page (think that was a sly enough plug?)
D: Very subtle, but yeah. That could be fun, and dangerous.
M: Honestly, that’s a big part of what I want from Noodle Knobs–ok, maybe not the gchat thing, but finding other parents who we relate to, to talk to.
M: So how do we do that?
D: Hmm, a scheduled time for people to join in by invite?
M: As long as it’s not a Twitter party. I hate those. As much as I love twitter.
D: No, no Twitter party, I think invite is the way to go, so you don’t get trolling and chaos in general.
M: So we’re looking at an invite only, RSVP, online “parents talking” party.
D: I know, could we GET more lame?
M: Oh god, and you think I worry that no one will show up to our REAL parties.
D: No, I think maybe bring in one more person we click with and start with that. If that goes well, and we haven’t alienated all our readers, we can expand to more.
M: That sounds good.
M: How do we pick? Random name through the comment section? Choose someone from Twitter?
D: That’s gonna be the tricky part. It should be someone who reads NK, someone who has a similar mindset, and someone who’s available when we do the chat. The weird part is that all of this will now be up on the site, so transparency is rocking out in full force.
M: Yeah, I’m feeling a little exposed.
M: But now that we’ve put it up, we have to follow through, huh?
D: Yep. it’s all hanging out now.
M: So, uh, now what?
D: Well, I leave that up to you, marketing wizard. I’m thinking a blog post, some Tweeterizing, you know, wave your marketing wand.
M: Oh geez. No pressure or anything.