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> Friday Forum Fever ...
Friday Forum Fever --how to get a post to qualify
Aug. 3, 2013
10,961 Discussions and Comments
Member since July 23, 2010
As you know, there's now a forum post chosen to be highlighted every Friday on FaceBook and Twitter. This assures the writer of a huge audience and also, hopefully, recruits audience for the forum. I therefore would encourage posts here that qualify.
But it's not easy to select an appropriate post. Permit me to suggest a few hints that might be helpful:
1. Be careful about misspellings and errors in grammar, especially in the subject line and the first sentence. I've had to dismiss several very good posts for these reasons.
2. Have a short, catchy subject line. Headlines count, here and in the universe.
3. Have a good introductory sentence, since that too is picked up on the social media republication.
4. Have a really nice photo at the beginning or early in your post. These other social media channels are especially graphic, and a good image is needed.
Now --let me illustrate to you a problem with a great post that I can't use. I really like supporting charitable events, and especially when done by a terrific forum member and a good friend. I also like interesting photos, but when the beginning is lengthy text it's hard to highlight an image. So my heart fell when I realized I can't use Andrew Thomas' wonderful post about his collection, about Laureus and his forthcoming amazing bicycle ride. But look at his post --even the title is so long it's hard to republish.
No criticism, Andrew. It's a "post of the week" (informally) and a terrific cause, as well as a wonderful collection. But it just doesn't work for "Friday Forum Fever". Perhaps next time.
Hopefully the suggestions here are helpful for future posts.
Last edited: 9 May, 2014 - 13:14
Aug. 4, 2013
3,484 Discussions and Comments
Member since Aug. 23, 2002
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Hey MF, thanks for the inside view of the criteria!
I'm looking forward to seeing these posts on IWC FB page!!!!!
Aug. 4, 2013
3,220 Discussions and Comments
Member since Sept. 20, 2007
OK Ladies and Gents,
Who will bring the jury out? Who will be next to meet the criteria and make the grade?
Lets see them posts Forumers!