School is in session and instead of being one of the bad kids that sits in the back of the class I want to learn a few things...
I'm going to put out a call to the SL Blogger community as I'm both curious to learn more and also kinda intrigued about the way in which other bloggers are doing things. I love what I do, I love the pictures that I am taking and I love being creative in the way that I am, but I'm starting to feel like I haven't and don't do enough... Normally I prefer to blog what I love, but any time I've applied to blog for things I get no response, and therefore I am left wondering what if am doing something wrong?!
So I have questions, maybe if you have insights into things you'd be willing to share...
I dressed for School, I'm in a classroom, I'm willing to learn... Teach me!
Regularly reading the useful articles that are posted on the SL Bloggers Support website, and listening to the conversations that go on within the group really does help, but there are still questions that stick in my mind, and the best place for me to get my words straight and into some kind of sense is here... Please feel free to comment and leave me answers!?!
I've been blogging for over 5 years now and compared to some I still get fairly low statistics when it comes to page views and Flickr likes - the two main things that seem to be a necessity to creators and event planners seeking bloggers - and I cannot work out why. I LOVE the pictures that I take, but am I doing something wrong? If I want to get work as a blogger for events or stores should I be focusing more on the fashion, do artsy photos work less effectively for promotion, or am I way off the mark?
I feel like my photography style has come a long way in the last few months, although part of me is more than a little narked off with my PC because I cannot seem to get shadows working - which drives me bonkers - I would love a super computer if anyone has one going spare LOL...
Then there is the subject of Social Media... I know that a lot of people say posting on various media sites is a good idea, but as a bit of a noob I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO!?! I use Flickr - that's an addiction - but I just deleted my RL Facebook account because I cannot stand Facebook with a passion! I have pinterest, but don't make as much use of it as I should for SL really, and I wouldn't even know where to start when it comes to things like Twitter or - what's that other one that everyone uses - Plurk?! Sticking with Flickr right now though, because that's what I know how to use LOL, I see people post and repost their pictures to get more air-time near the top of people's lists... Is that something that I should be doing? Is it common practice? That seems a little bit sneaky to me, it's just a way to get more likes from the same people that have already given you a star isn't it?!
Please don't get me wrong in all of this, I LOVE what I do and love the fact that having a blog gives me a chance to be creative and express myself in ways that I simply could not do in RL, yet sometimes I see others and think what am I doing wrong?! I KNOW that comparing myself to others is silly, and yes I do it far more than I should, but at the end of the day it's human nature, we want to be the best that we can in whatever it is we're doing right? Survival of the fittest, or should that be Promotion of the bestest? I'm not sure.
Regardless of what I learn from asking about all this I will be carrying on, I cannot give up an addiction to blogging that easily, and even if people don't want me on their blogging team maybe that's a good thing as it gives me more freedom?!
What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Empty Gold in 02
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2
Glasses: Rebellion - Savant Specs
Tattoo: [White Widow] - Whiplash 2
Collar: Kibitz - Multi Use Collar
Jacket & Dress: INES SCHRIDDE Couture - Dress Jacket in Red (Available until October 1st at Whore Couture Fair)
Boots: REIGN.- ALL STAR THIGH HIGHS
Pose: Signature Pose - Not this time