So I have been doing this for a while… and when I say ‘this’, I mean helping promote car shows, running this website that includes the event calendar that has other organizations or peoples events on it, and hosting events.
Here recently, there have been some things happening that just frustrate me when it comes to what I do… So here is my list!
- Car show flyers with no contact information – When hosting an event, you want people to get in touch with if they have questions. I have a disclaimer on my calendar page, that tells people to contact the event organizers if they have questions. I am not in the business of answering questions for them. At the very least, have a phone number that people can call for information. Remember, not all people have email, Facebook, internet access, and other technologies. Some people like to call and talk to an actual person!
- Website with outdated information – If you are running a website, please keep your information up to date. For instance, I am helping with an event in April and we have gotten phone calls, because of another website that still has last years event listed on it, and people that want to attend think it’s this years event. If you aren’t going to update the information, then take the site down, or at the very least remove old information (but then again, it’s not being updated).
- Facebook Events – Please don’t create duplicate events, especially if you are not the organizer. I have seen multiple events recently that are being created by others, when their is already an event that was created by the organizer. You are just confusing the attendees and they won’t get the updates from the organizer. If you run a group or page, you can share the original event and it shows up on your list of events on your FB group or page.
I could probably think of other things if i took some time, but this has been on my mind for a while and was trying to figure out how to put it. If you are wanting to put on a car show, it is hard enough to get the word out so that people will want to attend without making it hard for people to get the information. it also makes it tough, when there are so many car shows on the same day – see the dates on the calendar page!
Well, there it is… I feel much better after being able to say all that. I am not saying it to offend anyone or put anyone down. I am saying it to help us all out, because we all love this hobby, and I love what I get to do, even this technical website, interweb stuff. It’s here to hopefully make everyone’s life easier and a way to help people promote their events.
Now, get out there and get those cars and trucks cleaned up and get ready for another Car Show and Kruzn season!