The moment of truth: when you share your creative masterpiece with the world. There are a wide range of platforms through which you can share what you have produced. Use as many as possible to get it shared as widely as possible, and who knows, your story could even go viral!
Top Tips for Sharing
- Atttract the audience with an informative / interesting title, description and main image before you share your piece – as these will be the things that are displayed when you share, so need to prick their interest so they read your content!
- Invest time in adding search tags (eg #RememberingforPeace, #WomenWarPeace), keywords (eg #Peace, #Heritage) and handles (eg @WalesforPeace, @CymrudrosHeddwch, @WCIA_Wales) so that people can find your piece, and relevant organisations are notified so they can see / share / promote it.
- You should also add content warnings if there is anything that viewers may find upsetting. If you’re new to content warnings, take a look at this guide to learn more about how they work.
- Be mindful of copyright: your product should be your own original material, or you should have permissions to share footage such as interviews or archive material (e.g. Youtube guidelines). When you share your product on social media, for maximum sharing you should select ‘Creative Commons’, which means you ‘license’ anyone to share or use your product. Note your personal copyright usually passes to the publisher.
- You could start by sharing it first with your own friends and social media contacts, and ask them to promote it.
Choosing The Best Platform
With so many platforms available, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which to choose. You don’t just need to choose one! Each platform serves its own purpose and is tailored to a different audience, so many projects would benefit from being shared on multiple platforms.
WCIA Voices Blog
Peace Map of Wales
Soundcloud and Podcasting
File stores / transfers (documents & large files)
Wikipedia is a free online reference encyclopedia, written collaboratively by people who use it. Many people are constantly improving Wikipedia – and you can become a contributor, or add content to articles.
Once you’ve shared your project through one of the above services, you can then promote it!
Flickr & Instagram (Photo)
Youtube and Vimeo (Video)
TikTokA newer platform, Tiktok can be used to share short videos. These videos are also easily shared to other platforms such as Instagram reels.