|Posted on October 1, 2009 at 2:56 AM||comments (2)|
|Posted on September 22, 2009 at 9:02 PM||comments (0)|
I won't even pretend that this list isn't likely to become obsolete before it's even posted. That said, here are some interesting, currently vibrant communities targeting women that I think are worth a look, both as a marketer and a snazzy lady looking for some new ideas.
Some, like The Knot and BabyCenter hardly qualify as niche networks anymore, while others like Hot Moms Club and I Like Totally Love It are just becoming interesting.:
www.kirtsy.com?40K?this is like DIGG but for cool stuff not links
www.pnn.com?23K--?global water cooler for women?--still exploring this one
www.cafemom.com?over a million users
www.babycenter.com?almost 5 million users?may not be niche anymore?
www.parentsconnect.com--From Nickelodeon--Dads included--550K users
www.theknot.com?over a million users of the site, now includes blogs, forums, etc, as well as reviews, polls and recos
www.bakespace.com--not just for women, but certainly skews female--multi-award winner too--100K users
www.dorthy.com--for people with dreams--sort of a support group for general matters--rising with 7k users
And boomers may be an interesting niche option, but most of the sites that launched exclusively for boomers have closed shortly after that. Only one with any legs right now seems to be: www.eons.com?200K users
Leave your comments with additions, updates, etc. I'm interested.
*user stats based on compete.com data at time of post
|Posted on September 8, 2009 at 11:01 PM||comments (0)|
My father used to run the women's accessories division of Stix, Baer, & Fuller--one of the classic department stores of the midwest. This weekend, I found an old report of his called SPRING 1978 STRATEGIES-BEHRMAN DIVISION. Besides the quaintness that comes from something type-writer produced and mimeographed, the greatest part is reading through the trends, recognizing how recently some things came into our culture (like fold-up sunglasses) and how much I wish some things had never been introduced (like plastic raincoats and the mini-shawl).
SPRING 1978 TRENDS:
New Trends in Sunglasses:
New Trends in Costume Jewelry
New Trends in Handbags
New Trends in Accessories
|Posted on September 3, 2009 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on September 1, 2009 at 2:43 PM||comments (0)|
Cook the pook on low-heat with salsa verde and some chilis until it's falling apart--at least 30 minutes. Combine with rice about 15 minutes before you serve to help sop-up the sauce. Super-Sweet QED
|Posted on February 6, 2009 at 9:48 PM||comments (0)|
I'm excited to say I still have mine! I sat at the kitchen table for hours scratching away at designs.
|Posted on February 6, 2009 at 9:36 PM||comments (0)|
The last 5 minutes of 321 Contact--the bloodhound gang solved mysteries--
|Posted on February 6, 2009 at 12:07 AM||comments (0)|
No surprise--I spent hours playing with this thing.