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09 October 2007 @ 02:40 pm
A question about posting sims stories...  
So, being a complete noob here, I have to ask about the best way to advertise my story to various sim communities. I have seen some of you mention that you have posted on the sims storytellers community (which I have joined) - is that the best (and only) place? I'm guessing that posting a little notice and a link to my page would be appropriate. Is there anything else I should know? I don't want to come off all rude.
madame_uglymadame_ugly on October 9th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
Simstorytellers is a good place, though it doesn't have the traffic that the sims2 community does.

The sims2 community does allow story ads but there are rules. The last I remember, the rule was one ad a week, one picture outside the cut (and the pic shouldn't be super huge). There also used to be a "tell when you last advertised" rule (meaning you had to make a wee note on your post saying "last ad post: (date)". I think that may have gone the way of the dodo, though. Check the rules for the community, it'll spell it all out for you.

I like to spam both communities. My Peculiar stories get one big round up at storytellers (so one ad with all the links for a batch of updates). I spam the sims2 community more for Nocheat and my legacy style stories (but mention Peculiar).

I try not to cross post, just to spare friends lists. So if I spam the storytellers community, I wait a week before spamming the same thing at sims2. I also like to wait and post an ad after I have a bunch of updates (since I update in clumps).

So does this mean you're about ready to weave us a tale of Strangetown? I can't wait.
nervous_subjectnervous_subject on October 10th, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
Thanks for the advice. That's exactly the level of detail I needed. I had heard some posters mention cross posting, but I didn't know what it meant, and I was wondering about the "last ad post: (date" thing. This makes sense now, and should be easy enough to follow.

Meanwhile, I think my best audience is already aware of my presence. As long as a few Strangetown fans read it, I should be happy.

I am indeed ready to weave my tale, and it's about time. The characters have been mostly writing the story completely on their own in my head. Who am I to hold them back? I managed to get some playing time in last night, and things are moving right along. Oh, I can't wait to share it all...