Policy Update: Our Fan Features on The Crochet Crowd Facebook


The Crochet Crowd

Mikey and Cathy, The Crochet Crowd Social Media Team behind the words on Facebook.

Cathy and I take great pride in reviewing your photos and comments on our Facebook Fan Page. In fact, it’s probably the best part of our daily routine. We both are hooked.

We are not like Dairy Queen commercial where the Woman grabs the Ice Cream Cake to take into the living room and the guy is portrayed as a loser of carrying the forks. She gets the glory and he’s just there.

The Crochet Crowd, founded in 2008 was created because I was in a really rough spot mentally and needed to find a way to heal my feelings because I was emotionally damaged. I created the idea so I could self heal… realizing really quickly that I can help others by acknowledging others’ creativity.

Here at The Crochet Crowd, though Cathy and I are your hosts, our entire team is focused to share the Ice Cream Cake with you. Your creativity is just as important as ours. It’s why we choose between 8 – 20 photographs each day as a feature. For most of you, you know when you are featured that your photo becomes viral and gets between 300 – 8,000 likes and shared potentially hundreds to thousands of times within a few hours. You instantly become the star!

Policy Update:

When you share photos to The Crochet Crowd Facebook, we randomly select photographs for a feature position. This is a truly random act.

  • You are always in full control of your photograph. We do not save and re-upload your photo. We simply share it from our Recent Post by Others to bring it to the main page.
  • Featured photographs tend to go viral really quickly. Photos are liked between 300 – 8,000 times.
  • Our share keeps your information intact. Your name is linked with the photograph at all times. Anything happening with that photograph in the form of comments, likes and shares will be updated to your email. Depending on your Facebook settings, of course.
  • Shares are when people love your creativity so much that they ‘share’ your photo on their own profile as they were so inspired. When they share, it can be shared numerous times over and over again.

Tips

  • Our share to our page is from your original posting from our recent posts by others. If you decide to delete the photograph from the Recent Posts by Others, it will automatically delete our feature, will remove all likes, and erase all shares where people make have liked your photograph and shared it to their own page.
  • Do not post any photograph to The Crochet Crowd that you are on the fence about. Ensure if there are people in the photograph that you are comfortable with them being a featured position that could potentially go viral.
  • Facebook is a public access social system. Keep in mind that everything you do in Facebook is traceable. Use discretion on information and photographs you share. Not just with The Crochet Crowd, but Facebook as a whole.

Thank you for your participation on The Crochet Crowd. Please remember, that our Features are chosen randomly. While many people email wanting a guarantee that we will focus their project, we will not entertain these requests so it keeps it fair to everyone. We all ‘hook up great projects, the idea of being a random feature makes our Facebook unexpected and fun.

If you have any comments to share about this policy, we welcome your feedback. Please comment here if you have suggestions or concerns.

 

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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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9 Responses to Policy Update: Our Fan Features on The Crochet Crowd Facebook

  1. shelley jones says:

    I love your page just the way it is!

  2. I recently had this happen, although delighted that I was featured, it became scary due to the content of the picture. It was something that I wasn’t aware could even happen! In the end, it was my fault for not thinking it through before posting it. I am grateful for the chance to be featured and that I learned a valuable lesson! I am also grateful for your immediate response to my concerns!!!

  3. Cassandra Clevenger says:

    If I post a link from my blog about my project I am sharing along with my picture, does it still have a chance of being shared. I can understand why you would not as it’s hard to screen every potential link you may receive. Just wondering.

    • It’s possible to be featured… if there is a link like that and I want to select the photo… I check where the link goes and ensure that there’s not a hidden link or an expectation to purchase once someone is sent there.

  4. darlene pudder says:

    Leave it just the way you have been doing it. If someone gets upset oh well this is your policy and.this is how it is done so get over it….

  5. Hanna McCown says:

    I really like the crochet crowd, though I usually knit. I find it so inspiring. Makes me want to finish projects. I think your healing is healing for others too as knitting has really helped me with my healing and I look forward to seeing all the beautiful finished handiworks every day. Thank you so very much.

  6. Sandy Chapman says:

    I am still a “newbie” when it comes to crochet and I must say that it is because of the Crochet Crowd that it has become my salvation .. I suffer from depression and fibromyalgia and with the help from your tutorials when I am down or can’t go anywhere due to the pain I can always pick up my hook and go to youtube and see what amazing project you have posted. The day I met you and Diva Dan at the Tent Sale changed my life I was so excited by your excitement that I got goose bumps and have been “hooking” ever since. I was fortunate enough to have my picture taken with you and it was posted on one of the news letters and usually I am very self conscious because of my weight BUT I can say that picture has lifted me on many many bad days … I can see the excitement on my face that I was actually meeting you … keep posting pictures I bet you are helping a lot of people

    P.S … the revamping of your home is fabulous
    Love you guys
    Sandy

  7. Debbie says:

    How do I upload my creation pics for others to see

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