"July 2012 Live Green Toronto Festival on Downtown Yonge" is my latest article highlighting a summer Toronto event.

"Yonge Dundas Square in Repose" image by nicblockley
Although Yonge-Dundas Square is pretty quiet in the above image, the Live Green Festival will make it, and part of Yonge Street, very busy. Read my article to learn more about the purpose and activities available to those wanting to explore green living in Toronto.

Publicizing my Live Green Festival Article

As always, my Xanga blog ("Live Green Festival of Toronto in July 2012") also provides publicity for my DeHaan Services article.

Writing Tip during my Live Green Festival Promotion

Today's writing tip is less about writing and more about 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.

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