What type of blogger are you?

indyra-dress_0011Skin: 7DS; Dress: Indyra Originals; Shoes: Hucci

I was reading Sophee Mojo’s blog the other day, and she asked the question, “What type of blogger are you?” She then went to talk about the different categories that people fall into. You can read more about it on her blog, but I’m going to talk about my version of the categories here.

1. The Social  Commentator: These are the blogs you go to when you want to know what’s happening in Second Life. From the technical to the fun stuff, reading these sorts of blogs will keep you in the know. 

2. The Picture Pleaser: I wish I could be a picture pleaser! These bloggers take photos and everyone oohs and ahhs over them. I like looking at their photos because it gives me ideas on how pictures in SL could be taken. Some people say it’s boring to look at photos only, but I disagree.

3. The Showcaser: These bloggers “show” the fashion (or furniture, etc). They go into detail about what they are wearing, and they credit everything (or most things). Many even give landmarks to where you can get the items in SL (tytytytytyty). I don’t believe that crap about landmarks being out of date. As long as you know as of the time  the post was published that the link is good, then it’s out of your hands. It’s not like an event where if for some reason the event had to relocate, you would be responsible in making sure everyone knows where to go. If people really want an item, they will go and look for it (raises her hand).

4. The Reviewer: These are hard to come by I think in SL, because of all the backlash that comes with it. These bloggers critique the items and point out the positive aspects, as well as what could be improved. We have a lot of sensitive people on SL, but it still surprises me how many people would rather their circle of friends praise them than to improve and gain a whole new customer base by expanding and improving their skill set. I recently had a designer that I was working with end her business relationship with me because I said that a blazer that she had for a hunt item was great, but it needed texture to it (it was a flat blue color). Everyone that I showed the jacket to was like, “Great jacket – but what happened to the texture?”  And it wasn’t in a bad way either…they just thought something had happened to it for it to look like that because everything else looked great.

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I think there should be another category…

5. The Pseudo-Blogger: When people think of bloggers, be it people who don’t blog or some designers, they think that bloggers just want free stuff. Don’t get me wrong – there are a few people who ask any and everyone for items…even people who aren’t designers. But in general blogging consists of styling, photography, and presentation. Bloggers juggle this balance all of the time, and they look to improve on these areas.  The reason why these “bloggers” don’t get very far is because people pay attention to who is blogging their items. If you ask for a bunch of stuff and then do not blog it (or blog it in a way that is not pleasing), then you don’t get any more items from them. There are ways to get free stuff without blogging – group gifts, hunts, significant others, working for the store(s) of your choice. With the last one all you would have to be concerned with is styling…and some people skills.

Oh yeah…in case you didn’t get it- don’t be the pseudo-blogger.

Where do I fit in? Well, when I decided that I wanted to blog, I wanted to talk about things that I did in Second Life, because I felt like I had things that I wanted to share with others. Since my number one thing in SL is fashion (shopping, styling, modeling, etc), of course my blog is going to be fashion-heavy. But if I want to talk about houses or cars or work or how I feel, I want a platform where I can talk about it as well. So I would say originally I wanted my blog to be like social commenter, but actually it goes between that and showcaser.

I don’t think my photos are good enough to be a picture pleaser – I probably would have more faves on Flickr lol. Last time I checked 5 faves was the highest that I had. As for reviewing items, I could talk about general issues like people using the mesh templates and since the templates have faulty rigging, the clothing is automatically not rigged right.  Or like the jacket that didn’t have a texture – talk about ways to improve that. Reviewing items like skins – I am not sure. Even when I started SL, I didn’t care whether a skin was super detailed, and wore the same skin for quite some time until I found a skin that I really liked. Now it’s easier for me to find skins that I like because I know who “me” is. A skin that I really liked recently (and talked about a lot) caused one of my friends to demo the skin. When she asked for opinions, most of us said we liked it, but one of her friends said that it looked washed out, and not as detailed as her Belleza skin. So that made her hold off from purchasing. Me on the other hand, would go, “Oh it looks like it’s airbrushed – cool!” and wear the skin. But then again, I’m not going to wear the same skin 24/7, so that wouldn’t matter to me as much.

Styling Credits

Skin: [7DS] GLUTTONY B4a+ T2 (new!)
Dress: Indyra Originals – {Indyra} AnaMarie Dress: Ivory (new!)
Shoes: Hucci Glynco Pumps (group gift, used with Slink mesh feet)
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. *ROMANCE*/ flames

Jewelry:
Chop Zuey – Inclinations Choker Necklace

Makeup:
[mock] Contouring Blush- Demure Pale Violet Red
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Glitter 01

Nails: Baiastice Nailed It – Mesh Nails

Pose: Olive Juice (n/a), Exposeur

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2 thoughts on “What type of blogger are you?

  1. sopheemojo says:

    Oh yes…totally forgot about the “pseudo blogger”. I think you did a better job than I did. I love your descriptions and I think your pictures are awesome. I do agree that with time I can spot flaws more easily. When I started, I wasn’t sure what made items better than others. I blogged it because I liked it. If there was a big flaw, I might mention it, but that was it. Review blogs actually helped me see what to look for in a skin (seams, shading).

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