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Tumblr and Fests

*waves* I have come seeking the wisedom of fellow mods. I (along with 2 others) have come into posession of a comm that hosts an annual exchange fests. We've been discussing the idea of having a Tumblr for the community but we're not sure how best to use it.

For those of you who use Tumblr for your fests, how do you use it? Is it simply a promoting platform? Do you link to all the fics too? Do you do post anything inbetween fests?

And generally, does anyone have pointers about Tumblr as a way to bring people to a LJ/DW based fest. 

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vaysh
Jul. 15th, 2017 08:26 pm (UTC)
I use tumblr haphazardly as a fest mod, mostly to promote and often with links to the AO3 post of fic and art.

The best fest tumblr I know is this one for hd_remix: http://hd-remix.tumblr.com/ snowgall is in charge of it, and she is doing a spectacular job, posting not only the fest entries but also recs of fest entries. The H/D Remix tumblr has 280 followers.

I have participated in one tumblr-based fest (Captain America Reverse BB), and the fest works very differently than the usual LJ based fest. I have a feeling if people who come from tumblr want to participate in an LJ fest, it would be good to make a post about what prompting and claiming is, how posting works, and what is expected from fest participants. :)
evening12
Jul. 15th, 2017 10:38 pm (UTC)
In this new world of fandom, I'm curious to know how mods navigate their fandom life on multiple platforms lol

I know that AO3 brings more readers (or at least it's been my impression) but I wonder if using Tumblr does. Or if it's the people who follow the comm on LJ that follow their Tumblr. Though 280 followers is pretty good...and I can't see that being all people from LJ.
vaysh
Jul. 15th, 2017 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, do you want me to add this post to the Daily Snitch?
If so, can you unlock it? :)
evening12
Jul. 15th, 2017 10:36 pm (UTC)
Sure thing! I just unlocked the post.
nightfalltwen
Jul. 16th, 2017 01:34 am (UTC)
We have a tumblr for both smutty_claus and hp_humpdrabbles but we stopped using it and just mirror posts to twitter instead. I'd love to get back into cross posting at tumblr, but I don't like that LJ doesn't have the option to repost at tumblr the way it does for twitter.
evening12
Jul. 20th, 2017 12:21 am (UTC)
True true. The re-entering everything for Tumblr format would be extra work. I figure if we keep it at minimum like promotion, round ups and masterlists it might not be too bad/

I'll look up the tumblr for those comms though and see what they look like!
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