In our community guidelines on Facebook, I made a promise to research a new way for our fans with Ravelry, ETSY and other online stores to reach our audience. I am constantly asked to promote and endorse other Facebook Fan Pages and post a link from my voice so that other pages can receive an influx of new members. In an isolated incident, I did this a couple years ago and it would turn out that my endorsement caused nearly 100 people to lose their money. Since then, I don’t do that any more, unless they are a trusted sponsor of The Crochet Crowd. Remember, in any online financial transaction there is always a risk.
In our Brand New Forum, we have set aside Links, Share + Buy & Sell as an opportunity for those who wish to broadcast their information. This means you can share your online stores and promote your items for sale. If you have a Facebook Fan Page and are looking for more fans, there’s a board to promote your own page. Be sure to tell us more about your page, other than just post a blind link.
With these types of posts, please be respectful and post them in the appropriate boards. Example, don’t post your store link in a board that isn’t related to the topic. We need to trust in people and people need to trust in the boards to be accurate in the topics. It will be considered spamming if this is not followed properly. We need to get our forum off to the right start.
If you see any boards or topics that you think we could use, let me know. There is a suggestion board to leave us more details.
What do you think of the Forum? Is it useful to you? How do you plan on using it? Please leave me your thought in a reply below.