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“If you just build it, they might not come”: promoting events in SL

Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
6 years ago
1,884 posts

Thought I would share links to this interesting series written by guest blogger Caledonia Skytower on Inara Pey's Living in a Modemworld.

If you just build it, they might not come: promoting events in SL

If you build it, they will come, may be a misquote from a certain Hollywood movie featuring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta and James Earl Jones, but there are times when it feels like it is the motto by which many live by when developing something in a virtual world we want to share with others.

But here is the myth-shattering reality: it takes almost as much time and effort to promote something successfully, as it does to create it. Event and ongoing venue promotion is hard work.

If you just build it, they might not come: promoting events in SL (2)

Part Two: The Basics Who? What? Where? When? How?

How. This is a little different from the other four. How is an opportunity. It is a place for you to make other information and details available. This can come in the form of a url link to your website, and informational notecard. If you dont have a website, it is easier than ever to make one using WordPress or Googles Blogger. You just need an email account to create one. Making a web-based information page makes it easy for people to get more details, and becomes the central place for you to update that information.

One of the main objectives of this site is to make the How a bit easier for those of us promoting historical events :)

Part Three: Words matter. So does how you use and share them




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updated by @tatiana-dokuchic: 06 Oct 2016 06:39:05AM
Lorsagne de Sade
@lorsagne-de-sade
6 years ago
313 posts

It's a great blog entry! Cale works so hard and does so much to promote story-telling and literature in SL (and Kitely and InWorldZ).

Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
6 years ago
359 posts

The headline is too true. It would be helpful if everyone read their group calendars, of course, but let's face it: people don't, and if they do, they don't always remember.




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Antiquity Hedgewitch
Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
6 years ago
1,884 posts

Just added the link to Part Three . I'm loving this series :)




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Proprietress of Tatiana's Tea Room ~ Owner of the Provence Coeur Estate ~ Webmistress of this site