David Galloway wrote:
How about a quarterly pdf "zine" with one of your full-length articles, book reviews, links to videos, and teaser posts of topics here on Permies. We could individually print these out and put them on bulletin boards and "forget" them in library gardening/permaculture books. That could be an additional way of spreading the word for those who aren't as internet saavy.
Burra Maluca wrote:
And as for brainstorming, presumably you have a list of all the places that you usually post stuff to? How about dividing that list into, say, ten parts and issuing one part to each of ten volunteers? If it takes you four hours to tell everyone about a new video at the moment, then it should take each volunteer less than 25 minutes, which isn't such a big deal.
We just need nine more volunteers - who's up for it?
paul wheaton wrote:
First, make sure you are subscribed to me on youtube.
Next, for the video that is up now, and for each future video, share it. Maybe four or five places. Each video has a "share" button. Do a few of those things. If you visit forums other than permies, share the video there. If you are on a mailing list that fits with the video, share it there. Maybe email it to a few people. Maybe share it in ways I've never thought of.
I think it would be great to brainstorm different ways to share this stuff.
How can it take 4 hours to promote a video? Seems very high to me.
After some basic linking on permies.com, viral effects ought to take over.
I assume you don't work any harder to promote the e.g. scything video that has 21k views than the "pheasants out my window" with 1,500.
Who isn't doing this? I share your stuff on my crackbook page, email, on a raw foods forum, etc, and my friends repost too. Because it's awesome Paul.