If there's anything I've learned through the SU Memorabilia-Off Contest, which is still going through the weekend FYI, it's that there's a lot of Cuse fans with a lot of random s**t taking up room in their closets.
Oh and that you guys are terrible at using the FanPosts & FanShots.
That's okay...taking a step back it is a daunting system if you've never used it. The first time you look at all those buttons and options and strange images you turn into the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. "Your online world frightens me..."
So here's a quick refresher for you. If you already sent me photos to post, no worries, I'll handle it. But otherwise if you want to give it a go, have at it. And please ask any questions...I am here to help. And I will charge you a minimal fee for that help. Plus a $99.99 "service charge." Just business.
When Should I Use A FanPost And When Should I Use A FanShot?
Think of FanPosts as the place where you're writing your own blogpost. If you want to write about your crush on Doug Marrone or why you think Jim Boeheim should use a 1-2-1-1 zone defense next season, this is the place to do it. You can add photos to your post as well. Or your post could be all photos...though you do need to add at least 75 words because...well...I don't know. To make sure you're not a spammer I guess.
For the Memorabilia-Off, if you have multiple photos and a long story to boot, this is where you should add it.
Now, if all you want to do it post one photo or a funny quote you read, a cool video or a link to an interesting article, then FanShots are for you. It's quick hits, "shots" if you will. That's really all there is to it.
The FanShot requires your photo to already be online, so you can't just upload from your hard drive. I always use Flickr when I need to upload a photo before posting. It's stupid-easy.
For the Memorabilia-Off, if you have one photo or link that you want to showcase, this is where you should add it.
Here's some more info on the differences between the two and the best practices for both.