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With the FB group fairly active and this board slowing down a lot after we all delivered (cue the dust bunnies), I'd like to know where you ladies would like to see the direction of the Playroom go. Input, ideas, suggestions? Would you like to see some contests or some Day in the Life type posts? Would you participate? Prefer to just post on FB?
Of course FB is easy, but I kinda miss things over here... I think it's easier to keep up with topics on JM. I try to peek in here daily to see if anything new is going on, so I'm game for anything, but I'm not optimistic that you'll get a lot of participation.
I'm not on the facebook group anymore I'm kinda sad things are so slow here.
I found it too hard to keep up with the format on FB with the larger group we had, so when there started being a posting minimum I knew I couldn't keep up with that. I'm having a great time with the Oct ladies, but they are not the ladies I spent my entire pregnancy with and I miss the group here. I'd love to see it get more active over here again. I hate feeling like I don't know what's going on with everyone's babies!
I know some things that are going well in other groups are the DITL, weekly alphabet photo contest, superlatives for the mommies and another set for the babies, the August PR does Owlbert, which is a stuffed owl that gets sent around and they post what they did with Owlbert. We could do a lion. I know it'd be a lot for you to do all of this as the only host, but I wouldn't mind helping out with some of these things if people are interested. I just can't commit to the amount of work it takes to being a co-host again.
I like the contests. I much prefer JM over FB as far as keeping up with you ladies. I feel like I have so many of you as friends, so posting things in the FB group always feels redundant, so I just do more responding over starting things. I'd love to see things more active over here.
Iv allways prefered jm to fb but there are no topics to respond to and when i was makeing them to try and get things started up agin no one was posting on them its why iv switched to oct as well even though im active on the fb i really dont like it I just feel bad loseing contact with the ppl i spent so long with
I am going to try to come back here. I had to delete my forum runner app because I was out of memory on my iPod, and that's how I do JM for the most part. But now that I know that I can move pics onto my computer and not have them taking all the memory...I'm back!
I will honestly say that I really like games, but I rarely participate because I just don't. I just hope to be back and commenting more.
Alisha, mom to:
Marcus - Jan '09
Lauren - March '10
Caroline - November '12
FB is easier for me to get to on the go but I do like the format here better because you don't lose posts like you do on FB. It's easy to miss stuff there because it gets pushed off the page and you have to go down to the bottom and keep pressing the show older topics button.
I will keep posting threads for everyone to respond to in an attempt to keep things going. I think individual participation is going to pretty much determine where we go though. The more successful forums here seem to be the ones whose members are posting threads too and obviously still responding.
Since it sounds like we have a few people interested in the contests, I'll get a few started and see how those go. We tried to do the stuffed animal mailing thing in my last Playroom but it was a colossal failure. Would be willing to try it here if there is enough genuine interest. It makes for a lot of cute pictures. I just don't think our June stuffed animal made it past the 2nd house.
You're right. The Oct PR has a FB group, but it sounds like people don't really post in it, and it wasn't until after the babies were born here that it really took off for our group. It is up to individuals. Hopefully we can revive this group!!
And I honestly don't understand the "FB is easier" thing since there is the Forum Runner app for JM. I'd say I post from that 75% of the time.
Last edited by Belita; February 28th, 2013 at 08:42 AM.