This is a step-by-step guide for how to post your GrommOff or Feabie Meet and ensure it’s successful.
Step 1: Create Your Event Listing
To post a GrommOff or Feabie Meet, simply click on the events listing from the Grommr or Feabie website. Once you’ve been approved, you’ll see a button that says “+ New event” in the upper right corner. Click it.
You’ll need to give your event a name. Be sure to include your location (either your city or a name your region is known for) and either the phrase GrommOff or Feabie Meet. You’re also welcome to add simple modifiers to denote what makes your gathering special, such as the time of year (e.g. “Chicago Holiday GrommOff”) or the focal activity (e.g. “Dallas State Fair Feabie Meet”).
Below the name field, you’ll see the “Event Code” field. If you fill in a name, this will auto-fill for you. An important note: Every event posted must have a different Event Code. If you give your gathering a generic name, like, say, Atlanta GrommOff, it will autofill with the code “AtlantaGrommOff”, which is likely to have been used before. If it has, then when you try to create your event, you’ll get an error. This is easy to fix. No need to change the name of your event, just change your Event Code (in this example, something like AtlantaNov or Atlanta2017 would suffice).
For the Event Details section, be sure to include specific times and locations. If your event has multiple activities, make sure the times reflect travel time between them. It’s always helpful to provide a link to your personal profile or the local GrommOff or Feabie Meet profile you use so people can contact you with questions.
Step 2: Add an Image
Once you’ve created an event, open the event listing again. You’ll see an option in the right column to upload a photo. Always upload a photo for your gathering, even if it’s just a simple picture of your city, the event venue or a type of food. People like seeing an image there. And don’t forget to include a caption with some basic details, like “Don’t miss out on the [city] GrommOff/Feabie Meet on [date]!”
We recommend using a custom image that includes the GrommOff or Feabie Meet logo, to give it that extra professional touch.
Feabie Meet organizers can contact the Feabie Meet account on Feabie to have a custom logo created for them.
GrommOff organizers are able to download the GrommOff logo and add it to any image they want. Here’s a link to two png files of the logo: One is the regular Grommr green color and the other is knockout white (for use over a dark background or image). If you have advanced design skills, you probably already know how to superimpose a logo onto an image, but for those without them, it’s fairly easy!
We like to use a simple web-based tool like https://www.watermarquee.com. You can upload whatever photo you want, then click “Add Logo” at the bottom and upload the white GrommOff logo. We normally adjust the opacity (that’s how much you can see through the logo) to about 75% so that the logo is still visible but doesn’t obscure the entire image behind it. You’re welcome to use this however you like, just try to make sure the logo is readable. We recommend leaving plenty of room around the top and bottom of the logo, so that it displays well as a thumbnail in the events listing.
As an example, it might look something like this:
Step 3: Send a Mass Message
The single best way to get out the word about your gathering is to send a mass message to the active members in your area. We can do that for you!
All you need to do is write up the text you’d like us to send (be sure to include a warm opening, a quick overview of the details and a link to the event listing) and send it to us via the GrommOff Profile or Feabie Meet Profile. We’ll take care of it from there and make sure your message reaches all active Grommr members within a 70-mile radius.