Publicizing my Live Green Festival Article
Writing Tip during my Live Green Festival Promotion
As do many online writers, I bookmark my articles in a variety of sites. Each site has written and unwritten codes of behaviour. Zoomit and Google+ seem pretty clear that their users promote their own articles or businesses.
In contrast, Reddit wants people to draw attention to good or interesting articles. Their avenue for self-absorption is the ".self." category within a topic. One of my previous bookmarks was criticized for being self-promoting. However, Reddit is a tempting site because I've had a fair number of page views from my bookmarks there.
So yesterday I put a link to the official Live Green Festival web site, rather than to my own article, into Reddit. I did not mention my article at all.
At this time, that bookmark has 1 upvote and 2 downvotes. Since my posting was an upvote, this tells me that two people decided to downvote my link to the official site. Since no-one has logged a comment, I don't know whether these people think that the Live Green Festival is a bad idea, or posting the bookmark is inappropriate.
The writing tip is to encourage you to promote your articles in the appropriate bookmark sites, while following the local customs.