Two questions are common and related to each other. I will address each by themselves.
“I have been posting my pictures and you haven’t been sharing them on Facebook, is my crochet not good enough?”
This is a very common question and the answers are really simple for me.
- Selection of promoting photos to a featured position is a completely random selection. It could be based on the idea of looking for a certain type of project to promote. Maybe during the day we have been talking about baby projects. So I will promote a baby project for all to see. I tend to pick about 3 photos during 1 time frame to promote.
- What time of day I promote a photo to a featured position is also completely random and depends what I am doing during the day.
- Image quality is also a factor. If the picture is blurry, I tend to avoid it.
- Due to privacy settings, a fan may not have their sharing turned on in their privacy settings which prevents me from sharing as well. That’s something that is beyond my control.
With 66,000 fans, it’s impossible to choose all of the fabulous photos. People are looking through the “Recent Posts by Others” aspect of our Facebook all the time. Though I might not have commented or shared your photo isn’t a reflection of any dislike, there’s a lot happening here at the studio and on my social networks.
Second Question is Similar:
“I’ve been emailing you my photos and you seem to be sharing everyone’s photos on Facebook but mine?”
In some cases, these types of emails have a lot of bitterness and anger as the fan doesn’t realize what our role is. Let me clarify this.
- As a general policy, we DO NOT upload photos to Facebook for our fans.
- The reason is very simple as we cannot 100% guarantee that the photo we are given to upload belongs to the fan. We prefer not to upload any photographs, other than our own, to Facebook for legal and copyright reasons.
- We leave this to the fan to decide if they want their photos shared on Facebook by allowing them to post to our wall to show and tell their work.
- If a fan has Uploader’s Remorse, where they realized they shouldn’t have posted a photo, they can take it off immediately on their own instead of emailing us to have it removed. The fan remains 100% in control of their photos with us.
- If you are looking to show off your work, you are welcome to post your own photos.
- We do have an established community guidelines for what can and cannot be posted to our Facebook. We have established these policies to help protect our community from being spammed, scams and opinions being forced upon others.
Our goal is to keep our Facebook inspirational as much as possible.