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7 Ways You Can Support Greta Van Fleet: Table of Contents
There are many ways you can support the band! Here are some:
In the final analysis there is nothing more effective than word-of-mouth communication. It is the oldest and most durable method of sharing valuable information.
So tell a family member or friend about the band and why you like them so much. Your friend will thank you. ;o)
Image: Ein Süßes Geheimnis (The Sweet Secret) by Adolf Hering, 1892 (in the public domain).
Buy one or both of the band's EPs:
Buy some merch for a friend! (Or for yourself ... ;o).
The band keeps coming out with more cool stuff made for guys and gals, e.g., t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, muscle tees, sweatshirts, tank tops, and the new Wizard Bandanna.
European Tour Wizard Bandanna - Available at the Greta Van Fleet Official Store.
First, follow the band on their social media outlets:
When you post on those sites, link to the band's page as appropriate. Use hashtags on Twitter if they are relevant, or start a hashtag about the band.
Also consider posts to:
Reddit - Yes! There is a GVF subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/gretavanfleet/
In your posts consider the following:
If you want to post a photograph of Greta Van Fleet on a website, blog, tweet, Facebook post, Instagram, or Pinterest, you have to make sure that you don't violate a photographer's copyright.
How do you find photos which are in the public domain or where the photographer has given others permission to use the photo?
One way is to search Bing Images for "Greta Van Fleet"; then click on the "Licenses" submenu and select either "Public Domain" or "Free to share and use." (Bing is easier to use for this task than Google.)
Another way is to search Wikimedia Commons, which is the image depository for Wikipedia.
Either way, you will discover that there are only two Greta Van Fleet photographs that you can legally post online.
So how can you help?
If you have taken photographs of the band--as a whole or individual members--please consider posting them on Wikimedia Commons for others to use. Your generosity will help spread the word about Greta Van Fleet!
Keep in mind that these must be your photographs, i.e., you took them and you own them.
Here are some links to information about uploading photographs, including the type of Creative Commons licensing required to post photographs on Wikimedia Commons.
Create an Account
In order to be able to upload files on Wikimedia Commons, you need to be logged in, and to log in you need to first create an account. Then consult these articles:
Copyright FAQ (Wikipedia)
Fan art - "Fan art is a term describing unofficial artistic representations of elements or characters in an original work of fiction, usually created by amateur enthusiasts for their own amusement. ... Typically, the work of fiction is some popular book, comic book/graphic novel, movie, TV show or computer game. Fan art is a legal minefield ..."
Do you like to write? Are you a reasonably good writer? If you answer "Yes" to those two questions, then this one is for you!
Wikipedia's article about Greta Van Fleet is pretty good, although it is currently rated "C-class", which means it still needs improvement. The articles on the individual band members just got off they ground--barely anything written yet.
When people search for Greta Van Fleet, Danny Wager, Sam Kiszka, Jake Kiszka, or Josh Kiszka on any major search engine--Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, or Yippy--Wikipedia is usually the second or third result. In addition, there's usually a box to the right side that draws its content from the Wikipedia article.
Consequently, most people searching for information about Greta Van Fleet or its individual members will click through to the Wikipedia article.
Do you want them to find a mediocre, incomplete article? Or do want them to read an "A-class" superb article?
You can make a difference! Draw on your expertise about the band and your writing skills to improve Wikipedia articles about the band and its members.
We posted links to helpful Wikipedia articles for new editors below. (Although you will be writing parts of an article, the convention is to refer to all contributions--from creating a brand new article, to fine-tuning an established piece--as editing.)
==> Please make sure you understand Wikipedia policies and procedures before you edit an article!
Many people make well-intentioned additions to articles, but they make mistakes such as not including a citation to a reliable source, and their edit is consequently deleted, usually within hours.
That last sentence (above) provides a good example of the type of knowledge you need to possess before you start editing a Wikipedia article:
citation - you need to know when and how to cite a reliable source;
reliable source - you need to know what counts as a reliable source--many new editors assume they know, or think a particular website or other source should be considered reliable, and then they are angry when their contribution is reverted.
Don't set yourself up for rejection. Learn the basics first, then start contributing.
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Yes! There are 7 ways you can support Greta Van Fleet. How many of them are you doing?