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I spend a LOT of time creating threads for other people's products, businesses, kickstarters, books, dvds, conferences, the works.

So, my goal by posting this is to save myself some time by showing you all how to do it so that you can post amazing threads for your own stuff so I don't have to. Thus, giving me time to focus on, ya know, infecting brainy brains with permaculture!

Here are some of the great, rich threads I've posted:

Permaculture Voices Conference Thread
Milkwood Permaculture Thread
Northwest Edible: life on garden time Thread
Northern California Permaculture Convergence Thread
Artisans of the Grasslands Conference Thread
International Permaculture Convergence Thread

at the bottom of the threads, you can see how many times the thread has been viewed.

alright, now let's talk about why those threads are great, and how you can make a thread for your stuff like them.

1. Post Tons of Pictures

Especially with the new look and feel of permies.com, with the thumbnails showing up, it is VERY important to have pictures in your thread. And good ones too. If you don't know how to post pictures to permies.com, click here to learn how.

In fact, here is a ridiculous picture of me, so that this thread has a thumbnail that intrigues people enough to click on the thread. Muahahah:




2. Post Tons of Links


And make the link you want people to click BIG and BOLD . If you don't know how to do that, I'll show you right now:



Just hilight your link and click the b button i pointed to in the image above, and then hilight the link again and choose one of the bigger fonts, which i also pointed to above.

3. Post Videos if You Have Them

Here is a thread on how to embed youtube videos.

4. Don't Be Spammy

Feel free to post gobs and gobs of information about your product or business, but please at least try to come across as a real person.



note:while it is best that you post it, I would still be willing to do it for you..... for $200.


It should also be noted that we TOTALLY encourage people to promote their stuff on permies, in fact, we talk about it here, here, and here.
 
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Thank you for making this post!

I have a question about posting promotion threads. Maybe it is super obvious and I just can't figure it out, but I've noticed that for some threads, it says at the top of the page that it just appears in one forum. But then there are some other threads that list multiple forums that it's in. Is there a way to choose multiple forums for your thread to appear in when posting? Or do you just have to post the same thread with the same title to multiple forums?

Furthermore, when it comes to promotion, is that too spammy to do that? For example, I want to post a thread about my crowdfunding campaign, so could I post it to both 'crowdfunding' AND to 'blatant advertising'?

Thanks!
 
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Is there a way to choose multiple forums for your thread to appear in when posting?


Normal users cannot do this by themselves. Here's what you need to do:

* Create a thread and post it
* Look for the "Report post" button, and click it
* A dialog box will appear asking why you are reporting it.
* Respond with something like "I think that this should also be in xyz forum."

The next moderator to see a reported post should quickly add it to the proper fora.

 
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John Polk wrote:

Is there a way to choose multiple forums for your thread to appear in when posting?


Normal users cannot do this by themselves. Here's what you need to do:

* Create a thread and post it
* Look for the "Report post" button, and click it
* A dialog box will appear asking why you are reporting it.
* Respond with something like "I think that this should also be in xyz forum."

The next moderator to see a reported post should quickly add it to the proper fora.



Thank you so much John!
 
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Just a reminder:

Cassie said, "4. Don't Be Spammy

Feel free to post gobs and gobs of information about your product or business, but please at least try to come across as a real person.

 
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