Monday, October 20, 2008

LDSJournal.com Member goes to BYU vs. New Mexico game

If you didn't already know, we've been having a promotion all season long for free tickets to a BYU home game. On October 11, 2008, Laura M. of Provo, UT won the tickets to the game and was kind enough to send us a photo of her and her family at the game. Here's the message that Laura sent us:
"Nick,
We did have fun! My husband and I took our two kids and one of our friends to the game. We got a picture of our family with the field behind us. It was great to take the kids to their first BYU football game! Our son loved seeing the football game that we had talked about for few days beforehand. Thanks for the tickets!
-Laura
PS The picture is attached."


I have to admit, I love a Mom that takes her kids to the football game. We really appreciated Laura sharing this moment with us and we were thrilled to hear that her husband and kids enjoyed the game. Aren't kids the best?! So adorable!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

LDSJournal Commercial a Success!

We released our first television commercial during General Conference in Las Vegas and Phoenix on October 4, 2008. All of us at LDSJournal.com were excited about spreading the word
in these respective markets and getting more members into the journaling habit. So far, we've had great feedback from new users and we're just thrilled that everything seemed to play well on television. To be honest, most of our team was in Salt Lake City, so we didn't have a chance to see the commercial as it was broadcast. If any of you have seen the commercial, please let me know what you thought.

If you'd like to see the commercial and also see the great animation work done by Steve Reed, our Art Director, go to http://www.youtube.com/ldsjournal. Here's a screenshot from the commercial.



Monday, October 6, 2008

General Conference such an awesome experience

This past weekend was an awesome experience for a few lucky team members of LDSJournal.com. On Saturday, October 4, Richard, Jan, Tracy, and I were able to take part in Deseret Book's Ladies' Night event which took place in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. What a super event and a great opportunity to meet so many members and discuss LDSJournal.com. We listened to so many wonderful comments and suggestions and were able to share many of the new features and functions that are scheduled to be released in November.


L-R: Richard, Jan, Nick, and Tracy work the LDSJournal.com booth.

We were impressed with so many of the journaling stories shared by members and their heartfelt testimonies about journaling. We truly felt blessed to be at this event and have an opportunity to have a positive impact on those who were seeking to get back into the journaling habit or get other members started.

Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see you next General Conference.

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Time Out For Women event in Phoenix, AZ (November 7 & 8)
  • Scrapbook USA Expo in St. George, UT (November 7 & 8)
  • Family History Expo in Mesa, AZ, (November 14 & 15)

Scrapbook USA Expo pretty wild stuff!

I have to admit, I never thought I would attend a scrapbook convention. I don't know if it is because I have never known anyone that was really into scrapbooking, or the fact that I couldn't imagine one guy attending a convention about scrapbooking. Don't get me wrong, it's was pretty cool, but I've never heard of any guy attending. So naturally, I was at the Scrapbook USA Expo in full force on September 19 & 20th. I have to admit that I was VERY impressed with the creativity and dedication many of the women at this conference had. And after seeing some of their work, I had two thoughts cross my mind:
  1. Wow! That looks like a lot of work.
  2. These women are so creative and should build web pages.
I can imagine there must be something very therapeutic about working on your scrapbook and I felt like I was smack-dab in the middle of Ladies' Night. But, needless to say, I had a great time and it was a lot of fun meeting so many talented women and dedicated Moms. Luckily for me, many of the attendees stopped by our booth to learn more about LDSJournal.com and came away impressed. We also had a few people that looked horrified about keeping a journal and ran in the other direction. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Oh well, sooner or later they'll check our LDSJournal.com and see what they've been missing. ;)