Question / Concern
Mikey, can we make a deal where you post my picture and/or feature my project photo on Facebook so I can get recognition and/or likes for my work?
This question is constantly asked to determine how I decide a project to get bumped to a feature position on Facebook. Here’s the truth, there are 1000’s of us who should be featured everyday but realistically cannot be done.
Many people email us a photo expecting us to post it to Facebook. We do not upload photos for you on Facebook. Why?
- We do not want the legal responsibility of photo ownership.
- We cannot be legally sure the photo belongs to you.
- You have the power to do it yourself and retain the credit for your photo for people to ask you questions and share in the excitement of your creativity. If I upload it, people may assume that I crocheted the item and expecting me to answer all of the questions.
How do you choose what will be featured?
It’s like winning a lottery. It’s equal opportunity for everyone.
- Cathy and I based our decisions on the feel of the mood of the comments/pictures being shared in that very moment.
- We try to pick pictures that are inspirational, not necessarily 100% about the project but maybe there’s a story that is really touching.
- We try to give equal exposure, so we won’t just feature 4 pictures by the same person.
- We look for pictures that appear to be good quality in the sense of clarity, colour and great photo angle.
- We won’t feature a picture where we believe the objective is to sell an item or have any other hidden agendas.
We tend to only pick about 4 photos at a time for a feature position at one time.
If we don’t choose your photo:
- Try not to take it personality, most days it’s a really tough decision to only choose 4 photos at a time. There are sometimes hundreds of photos to choose from.
- We are making the decision off the cuff which really can’t be planned in advance for a strategic opportunity.
We do not make any deals or secretly post a photo because a fan requests it. It’s completely random selection and we like it that way. It’s what makes our page unpredictable and fun, even for us here behind the scenes.
Though I appear on Facebook a lot. I am not always watching the Fan Page as I may be writing blogs, content, filming, editing and much more. I work in creating content and exciting new ideas for The Crochet Crowd. Videos and many things you love about the Crochet Crowd are generated throughout the day.