♡ Alternative Fashion ♡

sab, in Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) has been my fashion inspiration basically since I knew about her
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She also left Twitter for Mastodon, which speaks for some personal integrity. I guess being the mistress of the dark is different from being the mistress of sleezy edgelord capitalists.

You can find her at @TheRealElvira :)

digitalgadget, in last post here 4 awhile cuz im tired of being the only 1 posting, not like anyone looks at these anyway. wish others would participate 🤧 edit: this isnt 'reverse psychology'. i was petty & sad at 0 engagement & nearly left this mag. i regret my wording

This showed up on my first page of Hot. I don't know what this is all about, but you're doing great, hang in there!

minnieo,
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thank you! this is the first of my 85 posts to ever go to hot, don't know what happened lmfao

Arotrios, in last post here 4 awhile cuz im tired of being the only 1 posting, not like anyone looks at these anyway. wish others would participate 🤧 edit: this isnt 'reverse psychology'. i was petty & sad at 0 engagement & nearly left this mag. i regret my wording
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Offering a bit of support as a fellow mod of a small kbin community and who has built them up from scratch in the past. I've been subbed for a bit and had some suggestions.

First, off - keep going. Your content is what draws potential contributors. It will feel like you're dancing alone for awhile, but you dance beautifully and you've got a lot of support. It takes a while for folks to feel confident enough to contribute, and if there's more content, they'll feel less on the spot when they do submit content.

Secondly, reach out to people on the Fediverse that are posting similar content. Crosspost to your magazine and thank and credit them with an @. If they know they have a supportive community to post in, they'll be more likely to participate.

Third, I'd suggest widening your focus from fashion to include music and art. This helps the visual and atmospheric appeal of your magazine, and integrates well with your fashion content as well as your magazine name. Plus, there are a lot of people, like me, who love the alt-goth culture and would like to post, but look horrible in fishnets.

Along those lines, to personalize your magazine a bit more, there's a trick you can do in your mod settings to get a background image. In the css box in the appearance tab, use the following code:

#middle { background: url(https://[YOUR IMAGE HYPERLINK HERE].jpg) }

Example in action - The 13th Floor

Finally, frequency of posting is key - try to post multiple times a day to keep your feed fresh and your community engaged.

Don't stop - you have an audience and they appreciate what you're doing. The first few months are the hardest, but once it gets rolling (which it will if you keep going), it will be worth it.

FfaerieOxide,
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Another tactic is as you find content from other communities that fits yours cross-post it yourself and have the first reply be a h/t to the source.

People do love receiving notifications.

minnieo,
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hey thanks so much for this advice! yea, ive been posting on here from both my kbin acc and lemmy account, not a single other person has posted since it's creation a month ago, im at 85 posts here. so i got a bit discouraged admittedly. i have shared this community on !newcommunities and i thiiiink @maghub. i didn't really get any attention from that sadly.

the reason this is focused on fashion is because there is already a goth music mag and i felt like widening the fashion from dark alt (goth, punk, grunge, etc) to EVERY single fashion style that isn't conventional was wide enough, that's pretty much everything. as for the 'looking horrible' in fishnets thing, none of my posts are OC! i pull my content from pinterest. it doesn't need to be yourself, just sharing cool fashion.

thanks for the advice on the customization, i already know css so thankfully i customize my mags to my hearts content but i don't go overboard, because some people have said they dislike it, esp background images. so i limited it to the mag sidebar, not sure if you can see it? it's pretty obvious, i may have had too much fun with the icon tho lol.

about frequency. yea, i did do that, i just got burnt out recently. i was posting everyday until i was literally rate limited trying to fill the content. and just,, nothing came of it so far. i am truly shocked that this post randomly blew up, and i really dont know why. this is my 85th post and the only one who has gotten such attention. the audience you speak of was either pretty much nonexistent/lurking/or only existed since this post lol.

ill definitely consider starting to post again since now it seems more people have seen my mag and what ive been posting. thank you for taking the time to write this

Xariphon, in last post here 4 awhile cuz im tired of being the only 1 posting, not like anyone looks at these anyway. wish others would participate 🤧 edit: this isnt 'reverse psychology'. i was petty & sad at 0 engagement & nearly left this mag. i regret my wording

I have no idea what's going on but that's cute a.f.

minnieo,
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thanks, i think so too :DD

namelivia, in no.148

I’m glad your are keeping this community alive! Highly appreciated! 🖤

minnieo,
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thanks for the comment! it's rewarding to know people are enjoying it 🦇🦇💖

Saprophyte, in ⋆˙⟡♡ remember, alt fashion isn't just dark alt or goth ♡⟡˙⋆
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I love this. Dark skin girls with big hair are my jam, and that outfit is perfect on her. Amazing.

minnieo,
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big agree :D

polygon6121, in ⋆˙⟡♡ remember, alt fashion isn't just dark alt or goth ♡⟡˙⋆

Great picture and absolutely beautiful style

minnieo,
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agreed! i love her peachy/rosey hair :3

minnieo, in Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) has been my fashion inspiration basically since I knew about her
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she is such a queen

Explaud, in last post here 4 awhile cuz im tired of being the only 1 posting, not like anyone looks at these anyway. wish others would participate 🤧 edit: this isnt 'reverse psychology'. i was petty & sad at 0 engagement & nearly left this mag. i regret my wording

Just wanted to say that’s a cute outfit and thanks for adding to the content!

minnieo,
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it means a lot thank you

hariette, in last post here 4 awhile cuz im tired of being the only 1 posting, not like anyone looks at these anyway. wish others would participate 🤧 edit: this isnt 'reverse psychology'. i was petty & sad at 0 engagement & nearly left this mag. i regret my wording

Been sub for a bit, so I say def keep em coming :)

minnieo,
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oh hi hariette! i didn't even know you were subbed, that's awesome :D

hariette,

Even following you 😜

transientpunk, in no.181
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The fake tattoo sleeves are so fucking cringe

minnieo,
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this is not me, it's from pinterest. however i didn't even notice that it was meant to be a sleeve, i thought it was a shirt design. the more you know

MrFappy, in no.181

Are you wearing costume tattoo sleeves? Lol

minnieo,
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this is not me, it's from pinterest.

MrFappy,

Ah, my mistake.

EvilEyedPanda, in no.174

That’s cool as fuck!

burgersc12, in no.166

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  • minnieo,
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    not me, but i wish it was!

    foofiepie, in no.163

    Carry on with the posts - nice community. This one reminds me of a girlfriend at college.

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