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INTRO Living the "perfect" slowlane life in Germany.

Discussion in 'Forum Introductions (Who are you!?)' started by David 2.0, Jun 2, 2018.

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    Hello David,

    I am also happy to see active members of Germany in that forum :)
    I recently joined the FL family.
    Reading your post and all these replies highlights the value of this forum. Thank you all! Currently beeing at a similar situation I face also the fact of the german culture not familar and/or in resistance with fastlane thinking in our country. Reading TMF can be already a part of your FTE. Even if you post, you are missing such a single event, it already somehow happend within your process of transfer as I can read out. Think about your feelings during your colleague's retiring session and the "warm" thank-u!
    Also, you already started to set-up something new with your website is amazing. You identified a problem and started to create value for others.

    Keep on going, you motivate all within this process

    Cheers
    Torsten
     
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    Nice intro. Nice little niche you have found.

    Could you maybe make life easier for new parents - what hurdles did you have to over-come? Do you need to file certain paper work? What are those paper work, does it take a long time to fill them out? Is there someone that can help you fill out that paper work so you can get maternity leave?

    (I'm just brainstorming)

    Once you sort out maternity leave - now what? You've got so much extra time on your hand? What can you do with the time to bring an extra income while taking care of the baby? Where can you meet other parents that are also on maternity leave ? Basically, try to add value to other people's lives - make life a little bit easier for them. Help them solve problems.

    Good intro and all the best on your journey.
     
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    Hallo David,
    great to see you here. In my experience the best thing is problem solving, love it but easier said than done. I am like you at the beginning, thinking to do anything just to grab something.
    I am also from Germany moved 2 years ago, still learning language though. If you want we can share some ideas/thoughts to help each other.

    @Gepi
    I don't think that Germany is so bad, we are right behind United Kingdom. From what I have seen the best city for Science/Technology is Berlin ?!

    I wish you good luck.
     
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    Thanks Torsten,
    appreciate your motivating words!
    David
     
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    Thank you too, 100k.
    You brought up some additional good ideas on how to continue with the concept of my website, add more problem solvers to it and potentially monetize.
     
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    Then good luck with you journey too, Hijena1!
     
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    Dear all,
    Here comes another update from me:
    While the visitor stats of my website (www.eltern-check.net) are staying really low, especially when not investing into AdWords, I still get singular positive feedback on the website and that it is helpful.

    I was able to partner with a bigger local German hospital which will link from their website to mine as of Jan 2019, including a short interview which will be featured on their social media channels.
    Will be interesting to see if the visitor stats will change and if the feedback will be similar.

    My experience with related German bloggers (e.g. pregnancy blogs) were not so positive or at least I think they were not...
    Most would only feature/link me if I pay for it.
    Right now, I am not convinced that this would be a good investment.

    Regards
    David.
     
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    Hi David,
    I just visited your website! I think it is great what you already set up and the overall impression of the website is really professional. Congratulations!
    Some things came to mind, I will just fire away:
    - The first impression could be a bit more friendly. The faceless pregnant woman from the landing page and the big question mark makes it seem as if a pregnancy is really a very scary thing. I think this could be avoided by a few points: maybe change the little icons into something friendlier, like a friendly baby with a question mark, or a smiling couple! This would instantly make the site more likable, and I could imagine as a mother in the making I would identify with this a lot more!
    - This leads to the color scheme, also. While green is generally a calm color, for me this seems a bit too much like "hospital-style". I could imagine that something a bit warmer (maybe highlights in mellow shades of red or yellow) would resonate more with the general feeling of anticipation and also the good vibes you want to give to the visitor.

    Just my impression, but as a designer I know a thing or two about the feelings that color can convey and also the importance of emotions in general. I think your targeted audience will want good advice, but also their own state of anticipation, excitement and "Vorfreude" :) reflected.

    All in all, I think your idea is very good. I can imagine that you could later widen your spectrum and also link to baby-stuff on Amazon via affiliates, for example. Another thing that came to mind was printing some flyers, and just spreading them at different gynecologists' offices (you know, where the magazines are lying around)! Maybe some will be happy to provide their patients with more information at no cost to themselves...
    Also, it would be possible to make a connection from the checklist to the Google Calendar API and let visitors automatically add the important deadlines to their calendar, or something like that...

    Best wishes,
    Gepi
     
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    Thanks Gepi,
    this is real good feedback and I agree that the UX and specifically the design of the website can definitely be improved. Let me take your good ideas into the next release cycle.
    I like the idea of the calendar functions and would need to acquire the skills or people to implement such a function for me.
     

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