I am trying to instate a more minimally-graphic notification scenario in Arch Linux. Specifically, I've taken interest with programs such as dzen2 or conky that allow for more text-based status bars.
I was wondering if it was possible to pipe notifications (as in the libnotify, "notify-send" ones) to a status bar made from programs like dzen2 and conky. I currently use Openbox and like to switch WM's in a while, so advice that is more WM-agnostic is greatly appreciated.
If this question is too opinionated, a more concrete alternative would be where I can read more about status bars, or whether or not there is an easier or more standard/documented approach I could try.