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What would make this group more interesting?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I think it'd be nice to increase our traffic back on this site- I kinda miss it! What would make the ddc here more appealing? Any discussion topic ideas? Games? Just thinking... smile.gif
post #2 of 15
Better mobile website?

I know it's not something we can change; but for me at least it's the main reason I prefer interacting through the FB group - the fact that I have a FB app on my phone easy to navigate one handed as I nurse.

Otherwise, I guess it's sort of a feedback loop: the less activity there is, the less I think to check on MDC. Maybe as our babies get older and some of us transition back to laptops (as opposed to cell phones) this will get more use....

As to what I'd like to use or see here.... Not sure, but maybe more discussions on topics that require some sort of decision making and can be quite polemic: pacifiers, bottles vs cup feeding; solids, etc.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that the FB is more of a "this is what's going on with my baby right now" support group, instead of "I've been thinking about X what are your opinions on it?" discussion forum.
post #3 of 15
I'd be interested in discussions of things like development and milestones, since our babies are the same age. Unless the Facebook group is private, I would prefer to discuss such things here.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
The fb group is private. I like it better for sharing photos, etc, that I wouldn't share on a publicly accessible website like this one. I dislike Facebook in general, though, and I find the way posts are sorted there confusing. I have a hard time keeping up with posts and comments there, and prefer the linear way threads are ordered here. I also like that this site is more inclusive so members without access to (or interest in) the page on fb can join in the conversation.
post #5 of 15

Jenny, I feel the same way as Chispita does: the Facebook group is much more immediate in a "let's talk about what's going on today" kind of way and it's easier to access via cellphone. It seems like most of the women who were active participants here are also active participants there so that may be why it feels like the DDC has been abandoned.

Not sure what would compel me to start monitoring this site again more often since a lot of the questions I have are addressed in great discussions via FB.

post #6 of 15
How do I join the Facebook page? I couldn't figure that out.
post #7 of 15
gardengrrl, I think I can invite you to join if you pm me your username.
post #8 of 15

I'm on the fb group a lot more now, I suppose because everyone else is!  I do prefer the layout here though, when it comes to certain topics that aren't daily updates and the like.

post #9 of 15
I'm on the fb group mainly. I was checking in here everyday but there was no one here, so I stopped. I just looked today and saw all these new topics. I like MDC better, my DH called it Facebook for mums lol
post #10 of 15
I'm on Facebook already, for social networking stuff, so it's really convenient. Plus, it works a lot better on my phone and I get notifications. And yes, it's more private for sharing photos and personal deets. I think it would be good to have milestone and decision making conversations here, though. The linear topics are easy to follow. So, someone should start some!
post #11 of 15
I want to be on the Facebook group!!!
post #12 of 15
Pm me your name on Facebook and I'll send you a request.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Jennyanydots View Post

The fb group is private. I like it better for sharing photos, etc, that I wouldn't share on a publicly accessible website like this one. I dislike Facebook in general, though, and I find the way posts are sorted there confusing. I have a hard time keeping up with posts and comments there, and prefer the linear way threads are ordered here. I also like that this site is more inclusive so members without access to (or interest in) the page on fb can join in the conversation.

 

i'm on the fb group too but i'm uncomfortable sharing there. the group is secret so it won;t show up in your friends' feed, but fb of course still has access to everything you share there, and connects it to your name. photos you post of your baby there will be analyzed by facial recognition software, and most of us probably know at this point how this technology is abused for spying purposes.

 

that's why i would love to see more traffic on here again. thanks for starting this thread! it is a publicly accessible forum, but i have a little bit of anonymity through a user name, and i assume there is no facial recognition software on a small, decentralized site like Mothering.

 

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Originally Posted by dakipode View Post
 

Jenny, I feel the same way as Chispita does: the Facebook group is much more immediate in a "let's talk about what's going on today" kind of way and it's easier to access via cellphone. It seems like most of the women who were active participants here are also active participants there so that may be why it feels like the DDC has been abandoned.

Not sure what would compel me to start monitoring this site again more often since a lot of the questions I have are addressed in great discussions via FB.

 

the upside of the fb group is its immediacy: sometimes a "problem" will pop up for me that i need immediate help with, so that's what i do use that group for. but i want to get better at checking the MDC more often again, and become a more active poster again on here.

post #14 of 15
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  the group is secret so it won;t show up in your friends' feed, but fb of course still has access to everything you share there, and connects it to your name. photos you post of your baby there will be analyzed by facial recognition software, and most of us probably know at this point how this technology is abused for spying purposes.

 

that's why i would love to see more traffic on here again. thanks for starting this thread! it is a publicly accessible forum, but i have a little bit of anonymity through a user name.

my issues exactly.  I don't put any personal information on facebook in any way.  I do have an account with a nickname so that I can see what family members and friends I have been close to for many years post (I check my notifications about once a month), but I put nothing myself there since I don't feel comfy with it.  I know I'm in the minority!

post #15 of 15
I would love to be part of the Facebook group. I rarely post here, because as said above, it isn't as easy to do from a mobile device. smile.gif
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