Friday, January 8, 2010

8 Ways You Can Help Promote the FCWC

The Florida Christian Writers’ Conference doesn’t hire paid staff to promote the conference, so we’d appreciate it if you would spread the word about the FCWC.

Here are eight things you can do:
  • If you’re attending or teaching at the conference, list the FCWC on your schedule of events (on your Web site, blog and social networking calendars).
  • Blog about your preparations for the conference.
  • Link to the conference from your Web site or blog’s “Favorite” links page (also known as a blogroll). The conference Web site is
  • Encourage others to become a fan on Facebook, and interact with other conferees on our Facebook page:
  • Follow the conference on Twitter:

Tweet the following:

I’m attending the Florida Christian Writers’ Conference @FLWritersConf March 3-7. Hope to meet you there. #FCWC

(You can also tweet during the conference; if you do, use the hashtag #FCWC so those who can’t attend in person can vicariously experience the conference via everyone’s Twitter updates.)
  • Include a listing of the conference in your newsletters, e-zines, and mailings.
  • Mention the conference (word of mouth) as you interact with writers via e-mail or other venues. Encourage them to subscribe to our blog’s RSS feed so they’ll receive all the latest conference news (they can sign up on our blog:
  • Embed the YouTube conference video on your blog, or forward the link to the video to others. Here’s the link:

To grab the code to embed the video, click the "YouTube" logo in the lower righthand corner of the video. In the right sidebar of the video's YouTube page, click "Embed." It will highlight the code for you. Copy the code and paste it into the HTML area of your blog's text editor.

Here’s a conference logo you can upload to your Web site or blog:

Thanks for your help promoting the conference! Please share your own ideas for how to spread the word.

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