Blogotex – the big bad wolf in Second Life blogging…or is it?

I have been sitting on this topic for a while…watching while one person after the other talks about the downside of a blogger management tool called Blogotex. How it stifles creativity, how it tempts bloggers to take more items than what they can blog, how it’s anti-social, and so on. There are content creators who need help with managing their brand, and they believe tools such as Blogotex help them a great deal.

What is Blogotex? According to their inworld information, “BLOGOTEX is a Web / SecondLife based solution that takes creator<–>managers<–>bloggers cooperation to whole new level by providing an environment, automation and functionality to ease the whole process and make it time efficient.”

I’ll start this discussion by talking about my experiences with Blogotex, then address concerns people have with it. And then, give my opinions on them all.

 

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Purple Velvet

When giving constructive feedback, pretty much everyone has heard of the “sandwich” method. You say something nice about the person, followed by the “meat” of the issue that you have with them, and end things on a positive note. Over the years, I have noticed that people generally don’t know how to do this method correctly. They give some random compliment, followed by berating them about the issue, and sometimes do not even give the last part. It can leave the person who is getting the feedback with mixed feelings at the least, and personally attacked at worst. I was reading this post about another way to give feedback called the “velvet hammer“.

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