Our Facebook page is one of the many ways we use to communicate with our members and fans, and it’s allowed us to build a community among digital scrapbookers all over the world. We do daily shout-outs on our Facebook page so that you can see at a glance what’s new on the website each day, or what we may be featuring that day. Those of us on the p2P team post some of our pages there, and we try to give you plenty of samples of how you might use our Blueprints and Pixie Dust, and how we interpreted Challenges and used the information in Video Tidbits and Start2Finish videos.
Facebook Page Guidelines
We invite you to post your pages that were done using techniques you’ve learned on pixels2Pages, or pages you’ve made using Blueprints and/or Pixie Dust, or pages that were the result of trying a p2P challenge on our Facebook page. Until now, we had also asked that you only use Creative Memories content or artwork on those pages. Now that we are partnering with Panstoria, and Creative Memories has moved out of the digital scrapbooking arena, we are lifting that restriction.
Here are the guidelines we ask you to follow when posting your completed pages/projects on the pixels2Pages Facebook page:
- Pages posted here must be related to pixels2Pages – either they started as a p2P Blueprint, you’ve used Pixie Dust on them, they were the result of a p2P Challenge, or they were inspired by or used a technique from a p2P video, tip, or blog post.
- In the CAPTION of the post, please note which of the above things you used, by name or by hashtag (see below).
- Also in the caption, please credit ALL content used by first stating the designer’s or company’s name and then the name of the kit(s) used. No links, please, including hashtags.
- Please list all fonts used by name only.
- Please post selected pages from your book or project, and not the entire book (at least, not all at once!)
You may have noticed that we have added hashtags, like #p2pgirlfriendss2f, to our posts on Facebook this week. You know how hard it can be to search for a page or post you may have seen on our Facebook page? Hashtags allow you to search for other posts marked with the same hashtag! We are hoping this will make our Facebook page even more useful to you.
So what is a hashtag? On social media sites, like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, a hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages or posts on a specific topic. It’s actually quite ingenious!
p2P hashtags will follow a simple system:
- First, we’ll type the hash or pound sign: # This is what allows the post to be searchable.
- Next, we’ll type p2P, so that you’ll always know this post came from pixels2Pages.
- The title of the Blueprint, Challenge, Video, Pixie Dust Collection, etc. comes next.
- Finally, we’ll type in the icon abbreviation for the type of post it was – BP for Blueprint, VT for video tidbit, PD for Pixie Dust Collection, C for Challenge, etc. We’ll be using the same abbreviation that we use on the icons on our website posts.
While you won’t really need to use this system to hashtag your own pages (we suggest you copy and paste ours!), it may help you when you want to search for something. Please note that we used no underscores, no designer initials, no individual pieces of Pixie Dust – we want to keep it simple! So, let’s have a look at some of the featured images from our website so that you can see how we named those posts:
For Start2Finish, use the title (found in the name of the post on the website)
For Video Tidbits, use the title (found in the name of the post on the website)
For Pixie Dust, just use the name of a particular collection (found at the bottom right of the collection page)
Examples: #p2PMondaytoSundayPD, #p2PFallFlowersPD, #p2PPaperCollectionPD, #p2PPlantingTimePD
Note: do not tag individual pieces or the whole month!
For Blueprints, just use the name of the Blueprint – no designer initials, and not the whole month.
Examples: #p2PTriangleSevenBP, #p2PTortugasBP, #p2PLicensePlatesBP, #p2PTheGiftBP
For Challenges, no need to add the number of the challenge – just use the name.
If you are not sure what the hashtag would be, it is better to just ask us. Hashtags need to be precise in order for them to work properly, so if we have already tagged something one way, and you tag it a different way, it defeats the purpose!
Here are some tips about using hashtags and important things to remember about them:
- Although hashtags are not case sensitive, they must be typed exactly the same in order to work properly
- We suggest that you copy and paste our original hashtags when adding hashtags to your page captions
- Put the hashtag in the caption of your post, not in the comments below it
- If you forget to add a hashtag (or credit) to your page, or you’ve put the wrong one, you can edit your post by clicking on the page, then choosing ‘edit’
- To search for something by using the hashtag, simply type the exact hashtag (again, you may want to copy & paste) in the Facebook search window; also the hashtag itself is a link, so you can click directly on it as well
We’re looking forward to seeing lots of great pages, with new content, and then being able to find lots of great examples all in one place on our Facebook page! We hope you’ll embrace this change with us! Now quick – go post a page so you can practice using hashtags!
Have fun with it!