Calendar Posting Campaign
are very excited to present the 2017 10th Biennial San Francisco Bay
Area Sex Worker Film & Arts Festival. The 2017 Festival includes
over a week of fun, sexy, political, kinky, naughty, bold and educational
events. Browse our website to learn about all the amazing events.
Some of you from far away (and even close by) were looking for a way
to volunteer. Here is the easy, fun job of spreading the word on the
web through our organized calendar posting campaign.
It's all about cutting and pasting our many events into 'webforms'
for calendars. It's all ready to go and easy for you with the instructions
below. BUT, please know that this usually requires a short 'one on one' orientation on the phone (easiest) or in a chat if we are far away. Thanks so much for this! We are very very grateful and happy that you can consider doing this!
What you need to get oriented:
These are the instructions I am giving you
all written out, so review. If you have questions, text or FB message
me and we can talk. Most people need a bit of an orientation on the
phone, but maybe we did that with you already.
So, first please look at the page with the calendar
postings (below) so you get a good idea if what we are doing. Then
I will explain the process.
1. Basic document we work from- See link to web posting page for overview:
Text documents, writings:
are the documents you will be drawing from- blurbs, long and short
descriptions of events and the festival as a whole are posted for
you to draw from at links below:
Main event: http://www.sexworkerfest.com/presskit/index.html#release
Individual Events: http://www.sexworkerfest.com/presskit/index.html#GG
100 word blurbs of all events: http://www.sexworkerfest.com/presskit/index.html#blurbs
Whole Press Kit Page: http://www.sexworkerfest.com/presskit/index.html
Just FYI. This link is just the whole page. See, above are all different
parts of the same page.
The pictures are also linked right in the press releases at the links above, for you to to download and
post. These below are just extra. The ones you need are in the press releases.
• Pictures of the Whole Festival-logos and other stuff
• More pictures
You have to download the images to your computer by dragging them off our webpage so you
will be able to post them around.
4. Email To Use - Important Part
of This Project:
Please use our gmail account
to post to calendars, not your own email, if you can. If
that just seems too hard, there is another option
if you scroll down** , but we really, really prefer this. Otherwise
we have to follow up and enter your information and it's hard. If
you really want to do this but that's all that's stopping you then
it's okay, you can.
Our gmail account is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The password is ( xxxxxxxxx) We will tell you in the phone or email.
This allows us to fix mistakes or even changes, so it's very important.Then,
when you go to the calendar, sign in as email@example.com. You
can change the password at the calendar to any password (but don't
change the gmail password, of course). Then also search to make sure
we are not already listed on that calendar.
If we already have an account you can get a password reset (for the calendar account, not for gmail, of course!) . You have access to the gmail of that account so this should simple. You can use (our password) as the password for the various calendars if it's easy or whatever you want. This isn't a very crucial account so don't worry.
Google might want you to give them a verification code to sign in. Just facebook or text message me and I will give it to you. My tel is 415-751-1659. Text or whatever, but I need to know you to give the code, so ideally we hooked up before.
Notes/ Summing it Up
This is VERY time consuming. Each event
must be entered separately. That means around 12 or so entries per calendar.
It took me 2 1/2 hours to do all the listings in one calendar, so you need to know that. Just figure out how long you want to work at a time. If you just do one calendar we will be very grateful as others are doing this too. (If you prefer you could just list the main event at various calendars, but make a note if you do that. Others might be doing that too.)
bother listing the 'sex worker only events' Except on queer calendars,
perhaps. At your discretion... Each calendar can have about 10 or so listings from us, so it could
take a couple of hours + to do each thoroughly...
So, below I reiterate the steps:
Steps to Begin/Resources:
The idea here
is you will be using the group email account to do all work, firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we chat I will give you the password. This will be explained
better in our orientation if you need one... I think you might.
or call/text 415-751-1659 and let us know you are going to do this.
Then I can add your address so you have access to the Google Doc below,
THE WEB POSTING CHART-GOOGLE DOC. You need access
to that to to keep notes on your work. If you use the link
I gave you, you can't post, but you can see it. If you give me your
email I can join you personally to the doc and you can post.
POSTING CHART-GOOGLE DOC
As I wrote above, this is for you to keep a record of where you post because others
will be working on it at the same time, so every couple of hours (or
more) update it please.
2. The Email you will use to register or sign on
at these calendars and post from: email@example.com
Password to get into that email:(we will email this code along with
verification email info or tell you on the phone )
For signing up
for the calendars, you often will find we already are signed up from
last year, so you sign in as firstname.lastname@example.org.This way I can get
back into those if I need to make changes. It is a group account so
I will be giving others that email and password. DON'T CHANGE
2. Again, follow
this link and use the materials posted on it. Check back for changes
as I may be updating it. Really this document is all you need as far
as resources. It has picture links. I gacve you more picture links
which you might like.
Blurbs and Photos Main
You can scroll around this page to find blurbs, individual events
and more stuff.
Problems you will encounter
One issue that
you will encounter...the calendars want a location for the fest, but
we have many. Ideally, you can just put San Francisco Bay Area or
"multiple locations," for the whole festival. Note many
events are in Oakland too. Otherwise when listing the whole fest,
just list the Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission St, SF, CA
94103 for the whole festival, if you have no choice. The individual
events all have addresses, so no problem. Otherwise at least the city
is listed on most of the events. The same is true about the dates.
Some calendars seem to prefer listing only one date. You need to figure
out your work-around for that. You'll see. Remember this is a big
project and complications will come up so don't be surprised or get
frustrated. There are lots of elements so things don't aways go smoothly.
If you need a contact put Carol Leigh email@example.com
415 857-5425. it's all on the press releases.
** If you would
really rather not use Google docs to document what you did,if you
aren't used to it or something, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Name of calendar
2. Url of calendar
3. Date posted
4. What you posted (whole fest or which events)
5. Our Username and password so we can make changes. You can get into
this account. THIS IS ESSENTIAL. WE MUST HAVE ACCESS TO THESE LISTINGS
TO MAKE CHANGES, SO YOU SHOULD USE OUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND PASSWORD
(Which we will provide)
6. Any notes you have for us, if you do.
Thanks sooooo much! We love you and of course you can have a special pass to get in to the festival!! Plus we will be extra super nice!
Please call or email us at email@example.com if you have questions.
Here are generic pictures below. Drag them to your desktop to use them. it doesn't work to post directly from the web.