Here are 10 Ways the YOU can help Once Upon a Time on TV!
1. Watch Once Upon a Time. Whether you watch Once Upon a Time live, DVR it and watch it later, watch it on ABC.com, Hulu, etc, all of these legal ways to count views are being incorporated into the Neilson ratings. So however you legally watch Once Upon a Time, know that it matters to ABC and it will help when shows are reviewed for cancellation or extension.
2. Purchase Once Upon a Time in some form. Whether it’s on DVDs, BluRays, on iTunes, etc, money still speaks volumes to keep a show around for years to come.
3. Show that you are watching Once Upon a Time on Social Media. Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, etc) is being watched by more and more people everyday. Tweet or Update your Facebook status that you are watching Once Upon a Time. You should even include friends on your Tweet and Status to make watching a group event. Also, don’t forget that ABC is watching Social Media, too. As much as you enjoy Once Upon a Time, let it show on Social Media.
4. Listen to a Once Upon a Time podcast (or two). Podcasts have been around for many years, but some people are finally discovering them. Podcasts are a great way to get more info about Once Upon a Time than just watching it yourself. We recommend the Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast (OnceisFrozen.com), but there are many other OUAT podcasts to be found on iTunes. As you listen to a OUAT podcast, be a great listener and interact with the hosts, spread the word and invite others to listen, too. You can even leave reviews on iTunes which will help advance their ranking and make it easier for others to find the podcast, as well.
5. Join a Once Upon a Time group on Facebook (Ours is here, btw). Facebook groups are becoming a new place to learn about and interact about TV shows like Once Upon a Time. Join and participate in the discussions about the show.
6. Interact with the Once Upon a Time Producers and actors on Twitter. We are very lucky to have the ability now to interact with those who you rarely could in days past. Please be respectful and understand that discussing and asking about spoilers is discouraged, but the OUAT crew and actors always enjoy your positive encouragement about the show that they work very hard to bring to the fans.
7. Wear your Once Upon a Time fandom. Whether it’s a button from a podcast, a shirt, or a cosplay costume of your own invention, wear your love for Once Upon a Time. When people ask why you bought a red leather jacket, you can tell them all about Emma and her adventures in Once Upon a Time.
8. Meet the cast or Producers of Once Upon a Time. More and more, the cast and producers are attending more and more conventions all over the world. You can attend one of these conventions or expos and have the opportunity to meet, get a picture and/or autograph with someone associated with Once Upon a Time. If you are able, you can travel to Steveston, B.C. to hopefully watch OUAT being filmed and maybe get a chance to meet one of the stars for a picture or autograph. Note: With much of the filming happening on studio stages or in remote forested areas in Vancouver, it is a very rare that you will get to see filming, but if you do, it is a magical thing.
9. Introduce others to Once Upon a Time. Whether it’s family or friends, you can always share your love of Once Upon a Time with someone new. Once of the fun things about adopting a new #Oncer is to re-experience the twists and turns of the OUAT story through someone’s new eyes. You may even learn something new from their perspective.
10. Let Once Upon a Time inspire you. Art should not only be something you admire, but it can expose art or new talents in you. Does OUAT inspire you to do something creative? Do you write, draw, act, do makeup, create costumes? However long OUAT lasts on TV, let it be a jumping off point for you and your creativeness. Try you creative ventures, stick with what you excel at, practice, practice, practice, and how knows, one day you may work with or for one of the crew or cast of Once Upon a Time. That’s a dream worth working toward.
If you love Once Upon a Time, you will love the Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast at http://OnceisFrozen.com