So this past week the Epiphany Gacha event commenced, and it got me thinking. I know Gacha events are a point of contention, with some people. Me I have no issue with them, tho the stupid prices people try and resell commons on MP, makes me shake my head. I share out my Gacha extras with my friends (I have sent Beuanna many bits and pieces). But back to the Epiphany event, you know why I like it so much, the fact you can trade your unwanted/extras in for points, and you can get lovely exclusives with those points. This round the Epiphany Gacha creators, have offered some cracking prizes and exclusives. If you have been at the Epiphany, I hope you have had lots of luck!! head – Catwa Lona (past exclusive) / body – Maitreya Lara
Yesterday Caitlin polled the Blogger Support Group on how we prepare for event blogging and today after reading some posted replies I think I misunderstood the entire question! LOL. Go figure. Blond to the bone and I wont even deny it!
I googled *bloggers wanted second life* the results About 6,200,000 results (0.62 seconds) , unreal ! SL Blogger Support Group has a list designers looking for bloggers. Some designers have their own Ads placed in blogging flickr groups and these things are posted over a ton of social media sites , reblogged, reposted, re blasted. It’s great ! Most of the designers have no clue who is blogging their stuff, they turn that all over to their blog managers with a list of must have/do, to get in or remain in the blog group. When this started I was in a few blogging groups, it took me about 5 minutes to learn this was not for me. I have a full offline life and I don’t have a ton of SL time , SL blogging is not now and never was my *JOB* and I was blogging for designers I genuinely liked , but then came other demands from groups. One group I never even applied too kept dropping things to me and I did not blog , it was not my taste , after a bit I was contacted about not blogging and I said “I have blogged you BUT most of your things are not my taste and I did not solicit your things, you just dropped them to me” , it was not a pretty thing and one I will never go through again. The designer promptly reminded me she was a TOP BOSL designer *shrugs*. This was several years ago and I never see her blogged anymore.
Designers began making rules about how often they wanted each release blogged by their groups, rules about flickr hits, social media hits etc etc and blah blah. Then came the blogger flickr repost wars. Pretty soon I had to stop looking at blog feeds and flickr and my other social media because it was ALL THE SAME pix. OH ! and lets not forget the feeds and their rules and niches and cliques. It’s very hard to get on feeds these days.
Yes, blogging has changed over my 8 years in SL. Who is at fault? EVERYONE involved. BUT I still blog , now I just blog ONE designer who I adore and respect the rest I blog because I want too. AND, please stop bashing freebies/gifts left by designers at events because the bloggers with not much to spend or just starting out with no following or little just MIGHT be the next SL top blogger/vlogger that that designer is looking for and that blogger will always blog the designers who is nice to them and leave great gifts at events for free because they are trying to build a blog and blogger/designer relationships. NO ONE blogs these days just to get free things in fact I bet no one does.
I truly like hunts that are just for us guys. I don’t have to find gifts I’ll never wear (really?!? … another pink nightie?) because they are made with the fairer sex in mind. Guy hunts, guy things, guy clothes, guy toys… now that’s what I’m talkin’ about. I spent last night following the hunt path on the For Him Hunt 3. This is the first hunt I’ve completed from beginning to end since I’ve been back and I found out that I am rusty at hunting. But with patience, a bit of luck, and just a few lindens, I completed the hunt and have all kinds of goodies to show you over the next few days.
Fish in a barrel…
This look comes by way of Firelight Creations & Man Stuff (#12 on your dance card if you’re keeping track). The all-in-one Henry Suit can be yours for just $ 1L if you find the hunt gift in the shape of a wrench (that little bugger blended in so well ). This suit, with shoes included, comes with a HUD to to mix and match color combinations, right down to the buttons on the jacket. I went with the blue to match my eyes, but you can pick whatever color suits you. Oh! And the barrel I’m leaning against… that’s the wearable box it came in, pose included. But have no fear, there is another Boom Barrel in the gift that can be used as decoration or even for target practice. The For Him Hunt 3 runs all through February.
Hey FabFree! I am back real quick to share some more freebie news with you today! I even grabbed Carson from his evening shopping run (which I am usually not allowed to interrupt) to come and show off a great new couples gift. As you can see he is already planning his exit with his eye on the door… because …
Hello Tuesday is just for one day!
Carson had just picked up the A&D Vest & Shirt at the Cosmopolitan Sim location for 50% off – priced only at 100L for today only. There are plenty of other great stops on the sim with items either 50% off or priced at 50L, so have a stroll and check it out! You might even see him there.
Stop in at Rowena’s Designs Too
Today as I was picking up the new Fabulously Free in SL group gift at Rowena’s Designs [freshly announced HERE], I noticed that they also had this sexy Gwen dress as a free SLF&O group gift! This smoking hot dress comes with a texture change hud for several different colours and also includes several sizes for different body types.
Let’s Talk About Love
You know… I’m a sucker for stuff with my name on it and when Carson saw the new group gift at Earthworx, he knew I had to have it. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Earthworx has put out a lovely decorative Floor Shelf with a potted glitter heart that comes in at just 6 prims. The funny part was… after it was all set up, I noticed it had 3 couples dance animations in it! The pose we are in is from one of the three animations. What a sweet bonus This group is 25L to join.