November 21, 2010

I need your help

HELP - PROBLEM ONE
I have been using a free service to host the sharing of all of my free files.  Each month I have to make sure that I go to theire website to keep the account active.  The problem is that I am looking to the future when I can't go to the link and click on it once monthly to make sure that all patterns remain available for everyone.  I use the 4share site. 

If you are using a file sharing site that is free and that is the main word free, that doesn't require that I go to the site and visit it monthly, please email me and let me know what the name is.  What I'm looking for is a place I can upload each pattern and that gives me at least 10gb of free storage.

HELP - PROBLEM TWO
I need to know if there is a place that testers can upload their test pictures to on the web.  The ideal situation would be that I somehow create a folder at the website for let's say a new pattern that is being tested.  Then as each tester finishes they can post their pictures directly to that website.  Then when I post the pictures to the blog, it is an easier way of doing it than me doing it one at a time through blogger.

HELP - PROBLEM THREE
Many testers are not loading their "projects" on Ravelry.  You don't even have to be a tester.  If you have worked the pattern, please link a project to the pattern.  I've been told that people see their picture that I post of the items and assume they don't need to go post their own projects over there.  Well they do need to post their projects and tie them to the patterns. 

The way to do it is to go to Ravelry, find the pattern you tested or crocheted and once you have found my pattern page showing on your computer screen there is a small crochet hook on the right half of the page, you would click on the crochet hook and then enter your information.

HELP - PROBLEM FOUR -
I need your suggestions as to where I can submit the free patterns so that they are available to everyone.  I currently just post them on Ravelry and CrochetPatternCenteral.  If you know where else I can post them, please email me. 

Donna

6 comments:

Jo-anne (Blossy) said...

You could check out mediafire http://www.mediafire.com/ for the file sharing.
I don't use it myself so I can't say what its like but its free and has unlimited storage/uploads/downloads.

Arlene said...

I would like to test patterns!

Arlene said...

I would really enjoy testing your beautiful patterns!

mary lou said...

google offers free file sharing.

for problem 2 i would suggest an open flickr or some such account.... or a yahoo group

for problem 4 - i would suggest joining some of the larger yahoo groups for crocheting and announcing your patterns there :) and the charity groups for squares -- i know my group (which is closed now) used many of your squares for charity blankets for hospice groups. (thanks :) )

ml

Big Girl Jewelry said...

Okay, problem #1--I was going to ask the same question. I just joined mediafire this morning and am currently in the process of uploading files.

Problem #2--It was too much trouble for me to maintain, but I was using (OMG! I'm having a senior moment and can't remember the name!) that site that everyone else uses, but I stopped.

Problem #3--If you were to post the link to the Ravelry page here on your blog after you post a new pattern on Ravelry, that would certainly help us help you. I believe we're all busy too and searching for your pattern so we can help you adds to our to do lists. (not a complaint, just a fact)

Problem #4--Think outside the box: Many of your squares make great washcloths or dishcloths and there's a site/blog from which I receive numerous hits here: http://dishandwashclothmania.com/

Crochet Pattern Central is still going to bring in the most traffic, but the other is definitely my #2.

Diana Dangas said...

I'm not a computer wizard but whatever you do please keep in contact so we can keep up with your beautiful patterns. Right know I feel for you your head must be spinning. My suggestion is go have a tea and creat a new pattern, forget about all your problems for the time being. I am looking forward to testing some of your patterns SOON.

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