The Auction. The Saga.

So, I’m working on this auction.
It’s one of the most frustrating things I’ve ever done in my whole life.

We started the auction on my pastor’s personal FB page.
‘Hey! He has 5,000 friends! On his personal FB page will get the most exposure!’

Fun fact: People who aren’t ‘friends’ can’t comment on a personal post..even if it’s public.
Didn’t know that.

So two hours into the auction I get a frantic phone call that a girl has been sharing the post, but her friends can’t bid on it.
Odd.
So I do some research and find out the devastating news.
What do we do?!

I took a risk.

I moved the entire auction to my pastor’s fan page by re-uploading ALL of the pictures and captions;
(Also, people had already bid on things. So I moved their bids by commenting on the new picture, in the new auction, and tagging their name and their previous bid.)

His fan page only has 900 followers.
But at least anyone can comment and participate, now!
But fewer people actually see it, because the algorithms for fan pages are different than personal pages.

Awesome.

So now only 244 people have viewed the auction.
The auction was supposed to end Thursday night, but I think we’ll extend it on account of technological issues.
I’ve also suggested boosting the post to extend the reach.
Which also seems silly to pay money to raise money.
This is so frustrating and I don’t know what to do!

I feel like I made the right choice by moving it to the fan page, even though it was getting a lot of buzz on his personal page.
I just don’t know where to go from here, and if it doesn’t raise any money I’ll feel like it’s all my fault.

(If that small pity party resonated with you at all, and you want to help out, check out the auction items here: http://bit.ly/1Nj6OoA)

 

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