It is about time I get some feedback on this: chosenreich.de. Growing older, I’ve developed a strong interest in entangled lifelines. Two years ago, I even built a site that visualizes these timelines: entangle.de . That site I open sourced.
Last year, my mother gifted me a book entitled “Papa, erzähl mal!” Its one of a whole family of similar books with canned questions and lots of free space to write stories in. I have a special connection with my mother whom I met again after 40 years. We rebooted our contact with lots of emails, but at some point the conversation dried off.
Then, at the start of the year, I found Nick Baum’s Storyworth. This site basically digitalizes the concept of the book. Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist in German so I set off to rebuild it in my language.
Now, I believe that others might be willing to pay for such a service (I would). But I also know that in Germany acceptance with and fluency in online media amongst the older generation is somewhat behind overseas. So Chosenreich might have a hard time finding customers.
I wonder if you have any tips how to approach my target audience, i.e. middle aged people who want to engage their older kin in an online storytelling exercise.