Getting Featured on The Crochet Crowd Facebook

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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.


About Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Mikey, owner of The Crochet Crowd Blog. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet. I am from Ontario Canada and teach how to crochet online through YouTube Video Tutorials. From a simple idea and being at the right place and time in my life back in 2008, the concept of The Crochet Crowd was developed. I'm here to hook and share. Come follow my crochet journey and share yours with comments here and you are most welcome to share your creativity within our Facebook page.
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12 Responses to Getting Featured on The Crochet Crowd Facebook

  1. Terri says:

    I shared a few big, easy afghans that I made and now that I’ve seen other peoples work I will never do it again. There are so many truly talented people out there and I don’t even come close. I’m totally happy with the ability I have and so in awe of other peoples. AND this is your baby Mikey and you can do or not do what makes you happy and all the negatives can go ahead and make their own group and run it their way. Keep up the good work. I love your tutorials.

  2. Debbie Trinker says:

    Geez! Get a life people! If that’s your biggest gripe in life, you are truly blessed. Appreciate your own accomplishments!

  3. Victoria says:

    I know when I emailed you last week I did so as inspirational thanks but when you emailed me back and wanted to share what I had wrote, I was above honored! I never expected you to respond because I know you’re busy…66,000 fans, enough said, but I’m grateful that you did! Thanks Mikey! You and your team are very inspirational and I know I can say for a lot of others, that we truly appreciate you guys!!!!

  4. Rene Long says:

    I feel that it is really sad that u felt the need to address these issues, but can understand…….

  5. Becky Morris says:

    I am new to all of this so I don’t know what all is “ok to do”. The other day I shared a picture on the crochet crowd page, but was not sure if I should have emailed it to you first/instead. I just don’t want to offend anyone. =) I love your page, all the tips & shared projects. I LOVE to crochet and it is nice to share that love with others.

  6. Sue Sines says:

    I share because I like people to see that I am still hookin!

  7. I completely understand this I just share so others might be inspired by one of my projects, not necessarily to get it promoted by you.

  8. Pam Hoots says:

    If a picture I post on The Crochet Crowd gets shared, and none have, I would be really proud. If one of my projects doesn’t get shared, such is life. I don’t think it’s a big deal. I’ve got better things to worry about.

  9. Why not make something for one person who really needs it ( hat, cover,etc) and let them enjoy it instead of putting it on line for a bunch of people who don’t care.

  10. Anne C says:

    I appreciate privacy… my own as well as others… and your answer makes sense

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