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Tips for the Aspiring Blogger

Tips for the Aspiring Blogger

I came across a post the other day that was about new bloggers and maybe some tips that could be given to them in order to help them in their journey. Now, I am by no means a seasoned blogger, but I think every blogger has a few tips and tricks that they can share to help others.

I do want to first start off by saying that there is never an instant success when it comes to blogging. Blogging is about work and dedication and knowing how to combine everything into a post to make each one as amazing as the previous. There is something that you have to do which is just about summed up with paying your dues. You have to pay your dues. There are a few off situations where a person has become an instant success, but this doesn’t mean that they didn’t have to work just as hard. They just might not have been showing their hard work in learning the steps of photography and how to market themselves. It all combines into a really long process which a few have mastered and I feel like the rest of us are just picking up the pieces to get to this point.

With this said, I have a few things that you might want to listen to. The first thing would be to work on your photos. Never think that your photos are just good enough. I have a problem… slight problem… because I just am hardly ever satisfied with my work. I always feel like there is a step farther I could have taken something, or maybe a different setup that I might could have used. The take from with this is that you can always improve. Don’t settle for learning one thing and that being it. You are a student and you need to listen and learn from others. The second thing is postings. I have heard people complain about designers requiring a certain amount of views on Flickr or requiring to post in Facebook groups. Why complain about this? This is their hard work that they are giving to you to show people… why not require something in return so that you know the items will be seen? If you don’t receive the required views on Flickr to apply for an event or designer then work harder. Follow more people and receive more followers. Post in Flickr groups and look for inspiration for your own blog. I am sorry if you feel it is not fair but this has to do with paying your dues. The third thing ties into these other two perfectly. Don’t complain! Instead of taking things personal when it comes to being turned down, turn those into positive things. Let these things motivate you to do more and be better. You will hear no about a thousand times more than you will hear yes… and sometimes you will hear a no from the least expected place. I can tell you that you will need to be able to eat that humble pie.

There is so much more to list here, but I think you will probably get sick of reading my rambling. These are just my top three tips for bloggers who are wanting to work at being better. You will find your stride at some point and when you do there will be absolutely no stopping you. TOOTLES!

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley– Scarlett in dark

Head: TheMeshProject– classic deluxe w/ Scarlett applier

Body: Maitreya– Lara Mesh Body w/ Scarlett applier

Eyes: IKON– Sovereign eyes in Fjord

Hair: TRUTH– Katara in light brown

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer- Solaris Pearl droplets necklace @ Collabor88 

Dress: OAKEN by Noodles- Amy Dress @ Collabor88

Shoes: Essenz- Sacramento heel @ On9

Pose: Kirin poses– Sora


WordPress vs Blogger

Previously posted @ Aubrey Monday.

To be honest, I am a bit more confused with the WordPress features and as to how you manage your blog themes and appearances. I cannot find a better theme that would showcase my flickr photos at its best. I didn’t like the font that the WP theme is using to publish my blog either. I have tried the best that I can to make it look better without having to spend money on the template LOL.

Regardless, I found this “tool” that will import my Blogger posts to WordPress. I have not tried it yet but if it works, I might switch back to my Old Blog. :)


Blogger Challenge.. I remember…

Previously posted @ So Hawt SL.

Crimson Fields

~ I remember…..~

When I was small, I use to visit an uncle from my (step) fathers side of the family.
His wife was this beautiful, friendly, outgoing lady..
One year, their mother died of cancer.
A long time battle.
That same year my Aunt was diagnosed with Leukemia.
She was weak but, still friendly and whenever I came to visit she would play with me in the garden.
I once asked her if we could plant poppies.
And when she asked me why, I told her it was so we could remember family members that had passed away..
Like Gramma B*..
So, we planted them at the end of summer…
That winter, she passed away.
I still do not know if it was the leukemia or if it was complication but,
she was gone…
Then, in the middle of spring we went to visit my uncle and in his garden were my Aunt and I’s poppies..
in full bloom and looking so amazing..
I may only remember it from a child’s eye but, they were laid out in a field of amazing crimson …
My uncle told me that he promised my Aunt that he would take care of them because they were important to her and I..
And he did.

Years later, at the Fantasy Faire in 2013 I enter a sim called, Crimson Fields and I was transported back to that day,
visiting my Uncle and seeing my Aunt in all those flowers.

The Fantasy Faire is an amazing event.
It brings us together to help one another and to help us remember..
Remember the people that have made changes in our lives.
Whether they are here or, gone.

People that mold our lives.
And make us better individuals.

This is a challenge of what we remember and why…

I remember the Crimson Fields because,
it helped me remember a strong woman that had a hand in molding who I am today.

And I will always remember her and, the connection to the Crimson Fields…
And I thank the creators of such an amazing sim…..


New Faces blogger search 2015

Previously posted @ Adoro Fashion!.

A New Faces está procurando por blogueiras dedicadas e talentosas. Quer fazer parte do time? Saiba como agora…

Willow

Se você é uma blogger talentosa e adora as skins da New Faces entre neste concurso e você poderá ser uma das 8 novas sortudas a fazerem parte do time. Para participar é muito simples: Faça uma foto usando uma skin da New Faces e nomeie-a como ‘New Faces blogger search march 2015″. Publique no grupo da New Faces no FLickr e marque Gwen Aloix na sua foto. Cruze os dedos e boa sorte!

Brittany


Os pré-requisitos básicos para fazer parte da equipe são: fazer fotos em alta resolução, criatividade, blogar pelo menos 75% dos lançamentos. Devo lembrar que este concurso é apenas para blogueiras ativas então se você bloga com frequência tem grandes chances de ser selecionada.


Yellow

Nesta postagem estou mostrando os dois lançamentos mais recentes que foram apresentados no Skin Fair 2015 e ainda podem ser adquiridos com um preço bem bacana: a Skin Willow que tem características mais negras e está disponível nos tons summer, mocha e ebony e a skin Brittany que está disponível em pale, ivory, summer e mocha. 

Harmony

Poppy

Look 1:

Skin New Faces – Willow *new* – Skin Fair 2015
Corpo Slink Physique Mesh Body update 
Cabelo AD – li – dark browns by Analog Dog
Laço GizzA – Headscarf [Cappuccino] – gacha
Vestido {Indyra} Harmony
Colar {Indyra} Kali Necklace (vem com o vestido)
Bolsa *Tentacio* Downtown visit. Purse brown no Arcade Gacha Event
Brincos *MC* Red Carpet Earrings
Sandália *YS&YS Latina opentoe 
Lanche *Tentacio* Downtown visit. Friter no Arcade Gacha Event
Pose (foto 3) *agapee* basic pose set1

Look 2:

Skin New Faces – Brittany *new* – Skin Fair 2015
Shape Supernova! Dandara Shape @Marketplace
Corpo  Slink  Physique Mesh Body update 
Cabelo AD – 42 – dark browns by Analog Dog
Flor je suis…hibiscus behind ear
Conjuunto {Indyra} Poppy*
Bolsa =Zenith=Leather  Rattan Tote Bag – RARE
Jóias Necklace [MANDALA] SHIPPOAH Red 
Pose *agapee* basic pose set1

Decor

Itens obtidos no  Arcade Gacha Event

Beijos e fiquem lindas!

NS:: Blogger Search!

Previously posted @ So Hawt SL.

NS Blogger Search

Nani Soulstar is looking for bloggers!

❥ Rules:

◉ must post the minimum clothes twice a month
◉ Minimum requirement must be 3 months old with your blog
◉ You will have max. of 7 days to blog the product after sent in group.
◉ Post pics in flickr group and/or link Nani the posts

Application is available HERE..


Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier ~ BLOGGER Info

Previously posted @ BamPu Legacies of SecondLife.

MEDIEVAL FANTASY GRID CRIER

 

BLOGGER INFORMATION, RULES & APPLICATION.

Applications are now open until April 5, 2015!

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Official Blogger (Fantasy Crier) for Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier!

We are currently seeking bloggers who are active and involved weekly.  We hope you will keep up to date with our events, fairs, hunts, roleplay realms and entertainment.

 RULES & INFORMATION:

  1. Post reviews regularly with a minimum of 4 per month to include items from our MFGC Store List.
  2. WHEN WE HAVE SPECIAL EVENTS SUCH AS HUNTS AND FAIRS, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO BLOG 3 TIMES PER SUCH VENUE. This will also count toward your 4 reviews per month (but we do hope you will blog at least 6 that particular month!  This way we can have reviews still covering events and regular store deals.)
  3. We are looking for quality reviews of all items in blog content with enticing descriptions and details of any events along with dates, landmarks and store locations.
  4. We seek quality photography and proper avatar model appeal with the fantasy and roleplay in mind. Meaning, we are not looking for the oversized odd-shaped rear-ends/bodies (*exceptions will be he full avatars created by Designers), jagged edges in photos, too much blurring where item textures do not stand out, etc.  Porn is not allowed.  Nudity with taste is acceptable.
  5. We do welcome and are seeking high quality fantasy style photos!!  It is with delight that Bloggers can be so creative in their works and we look forward to seeing what you come up with!  Texturing is ok, so long as it does not distort or cover up the main review items.
  6. Please have our Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier Logo visible on your blog and linking back to our main website Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier and to BamPu Legacies Grid Crier Store List tab. (All information and logos will be provided once accepted.)
  7. Example of blog/review listing:

ITEM NAME ~ STORE NAME (with store landmark hyperlink) ~ EVENT (with event landmark or blog hyperlink)-(if applicable)

  1. You will be required to “Report” each blog on a google doc that will also list the stores you are reviewing. Reports should be completed within 24 hours of the post.  We will send you the REPORT LINK once you are accepted.  (This will be a google doc, so please be prepared by having a gmail account for the invite.)
  2. You will also need to join our Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier Flickr Group and add your photos there along with a link to your blog. If Flickr is your blog then please tag it properly and again give the details of your review.  MFGR Flickr Group
  3. You will need to report your review in our inworld group. Only one notice a day will be allowed.  This is a very busy group with Designers sending out news and updates to everyone, so we would like to keep the spam down.  Please be brief with your notice and include the name of your blog review, the blog link and the flickr link!  Hope this will help to bring you more attention as well!
  4. You will be required to join our inworld group: secondlife:///app/group/17095f80-0a34-2f05-f4ce-d480ee27fb5f/about.
  5. We will have a select method for our Bloggers to receive the review packages and will send this out in our Welcome Package.
  6. Your blog must be at least 12 months old with active reviews and posts without any lengthy time breaks.
  7. Your blog must be syndicated with at least 3 of the leading blogger syndications.
  8. We would like for you to shoot some reviews from our Dandelion Daydreams Factory Sim; at least once every 2 months. This is a rez-friendly beautiful sim for any blogger wishing to photograph.  We will send you more information about this sim in hopes you will help us promote it.  There are 3 popular shops here: Lilith’s Den, Oblivion, The Wishbringer.
  9. Contact BambiChicque via notecard if you have any questions or requests, should need to take a break or drop out.

 

We will review your blog and flickr uploads regularly.  Failure to blog items for a period of time will cause immediate dismissal.

 

MFGC has been around for a long time and are hoping you will be a huge part of our growth!  If you feel that you can apply to the above rules and requirements please complete the below form and submit.

 

We are only looking for a set amount of Bloggers at this time.  However, please do not get discouraged as we will keep all your information on file for future openings.  Keep your eye out on our sites for news, updates and any other openings!

Dragon Scroll Applications

 

If you feel you are able to meet our needs and can follow the above set of rules, please complete the application.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL APRIL 5, 2015.

Apply Here

MFGC Looking for Bloggers

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6º Republic Event: Blogger & Decorator Application OPEN!!

Previously posted @ Battle Scars .


Starting today bloggers / decorators applications are officially open!

We are looking for passionate and creative bloggers / decorators interested in joining our Press Team and committed to providing the best coverage possible for this event.

If you want to be part of something new and exciting,  6º Republic is for you. 

BLOGGERS
Please fill out the application here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dU4HqJy2UX2EzYv_kxz6_fiWZA4Oy3wF0WBfQQqoaHg/viewform

DECORATORS (don’t own a blog – still publish through other platforms)
Please fill out the application here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B4Rvv7vcS_tcJV8IJE7BjpDUvsqocgkGacxztOs16ug/viewform

Make sure you understand which category suits you before applying.
Only one app per person will be accepted.

Any questions please send a NC inworld only to 6Republic Resident.

More info:
Blog: 6threpublicsl.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/6republicevent
Flickr 6º Republic: www.flickr.com/groups/6republicofficial/
Flickr We Decorated SL ( With Passion ): www.flickr.com/groups/wedecoratesl/

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