Blount Moms encouraged to utilize online community.
Web Designer, Samuel Turnmire from Geek Foundry finished developing the Blount Moms Today website around 2 a.m. last Friday morning. He collapsed around 2:01 a.m.
Along with the extensive work of getting the site up and running, he also survived Web Editor Rebecca Tatum, who admits to constantly harassing the designer via emails, Facebook posts and phone calls.
In the end, new survival tools are available to moms on the Blount Moms Today website; with new material being added regularly. And, in the end, Turnmire and Tatum remain friends!
Tatum said website analytics report that users are spending an average of 8 minutes on the site; an unusually lengthy amount of time. "This means moms are reading the content and watching the webisode promo," she said.
Moms can find things like:
- A comprehensive calendar of events for kids and families around town and throughout the region.
- Thrifty Christy’s daily posts on deals and money-saving strategies.
- An exhaustive schedule of ‘kids-eat-free’ restaurant promotions.
- Boredom Busters for rainy days.
The team opted to utilize Facebook as a networking tool, as opposed to message boards, since it typically results in more friendly, productive discussions. She encourages moms to share ideas and chat with others on their page, www.facebook.com/blountmomstoday.
The website is also where moms can RSVP for the Launch Party. The Blount Today team invites moms to help celebrate Blount Moms Today with a cocktail party at the Airport Hilton on Friday, March 25. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, door prizes and a chance to talk with some of Maryville’s best store owners. Space is limited, so be one of the first 100 moms to sign up. The first 100 moms to sign up get on the list. Space is still available.
Check out the website everyday for updates: www.BlountMomsToday.com. Be sure to click on the Geek Foundry button for information about the local company with talented, affordable and very patient web designers.
By Sarah Herron, Editor