Author Topic: Changes to CacheWalker, June 2014  (Read 268 times)

Offline Gackt

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Re: Changes to CacheWalker, June 2014
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:54:26 am »
I am surprised that the FB group was not more popular going by what I keep hearing many people say which is "FB is the place all Geocaching talk is now."

Something I want to do more on CC which could also be done here, and does increase activity from what I have noted during just the couple of times I have done it, is set up a competition with real prizes. Prizes do not have to be big, and they do not have to cost you anything. Contact any geocaching items suppliers and ask if they would like to donate something as a prize for a competition, and in return you will place an ad for their business on here for the duration of the comp and promote that they have donated something to you via social media (your FB group, twitter etc). I have had a couple who have said they would be more than happy to do that. I am sure they would if you asked, as long as you don't be cheeky and ask for a new Garmin GPSr or such like  :D

I think regular (monthly or bi-monthly) events would boost the awareness of CW. I have no doubt that it would do the same if I got myself organised and did for CC too. I know events can take a bit of your time up, and time is something I flap about at the moment, but the events would not have to have a long walk associated with every one. There is a monthly event that is held in Swindon, there's another in Devizes, and another in Melksham. They are just get together's, and very popular. I don't know of any regular 1 to 2 hour pub events that take place between the north of the Cotswolds and the West Midlands. I think there's a gap there to be filled. Pick a date that the regular meets I have mentioned are not held on and go for it... a pub event with no quizzes, raffles, themes, just short meet 'n' greet with friendly chatter. If such meets took place I would get myself to as many as I could and we can talk face to face about ideas.

I don't think merging needs to happen. Time is not on my side, but I am more than happy to head up another CW bannered event in my area of the Cotswolds some time next year, and still help promote the group wherever I can.

It will pick up. It is summer and people are out more of the time at the moment. Even if they are not getting out to do much caching -> am getting for a dog show shortly.


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