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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A New Skin for a New Me

…well, not so much a new me per se. But you know how I am when it comes to making significant changes to my avatar’s appearance.

:Last summer, Glam Affair had made an announcement about not only their new build, but their new skins. They also updated their logo as well.

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My Black Friday Finds

Okay – I have decided to show you guys some of the stuff that I have been getting for these Black Friday sales. Shopping is definitely therapeutic. With the exception of Blueberry, it was nice just teleporting from store to store and then walking/camming around to try on and buy items. Second Life residents get all the craziness of Black Friday every time we try to get into a new event round…sometimes I wonder why do we do this to ourselves.

I spoke with one of my cousins in RL and she said that she didn’t feel the need to shop just because it was Black Friday. She has everything she needs, and doesn’t need a lot of stuff. Bath & Body Works had some sales prior to Thanksgiving, so I bought some lotions and hand soaps. Could I had lived without them? Sure. But since I look at their items throughout the year and wonder how a certain scent smells or not willing to pay $15 for an item, then Black Friday (and similar sales) would be the perfect time to get them. The same applies for Second Life. And store owners, take note: If it wasn’t for being able to look at a store’s Flickr stream to see what what they have, I wouldn’t had bought as much stuff.

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Going to the Max – The ForMax Event

Hey guys! If you haven’t been to the ForMax fundraiser, you have until October 10th to attend.

What is the ForMax event?

This event is to help raise money for the owner of Rustica, Maxwell Graf. He told people through his social media about what he was going through, and to please buy items from his inworld and marketplace stores. a number of content creators got together and organized this event to further help him.

ForMax can be found on Facebook and Flickr. There is also a tip jar at the landing point where you can donate money. At the moment, over 220,400L has been raised.

I hope you will all stop by and see what you can do to help – every linden helps 🙂

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Some Thoughts on Commitment

Hey guys! This has been a busy month for me. Yesterday The Fashion Loft had its first fashion show, and it was a success. Considering the fact that there were several events before and after our show, I was happy to see that we had at max just under 40 people at the sim. Since I got a lot of positive feedback from the last time I shared my thoughts, I thought I would share my sentiments on my recent experience.

Glasses: Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2004
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Caprice (messy) – Browns (featured @ SLB14)
Skin: Glam Affair – Danni – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica
Dress: ISON – sahara wrap dress -Maitreya- (lavender)
Jewelry: Chop Zuey – San Guerlian
Shoes: #EMPIRE – Kalmia
Pose: Di’s Opera
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mango/52/59/25

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2017 Spoonful of Sugar Event

The Spoonful of Sugar event is back for another year! Ran by Ever Courtois and Angelique Wickentower, the proceeds from SoS goes to Doctors Without Borders/ Medicins Sans Frontieres.

“MSF provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions.”

The event started on March 18, and ends on April 1. If you are unable to make it inworld to participate, you can always make a donation to the charity here. Payment can be made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card. I didn’t see anything like PayPal listed as a payment option. For more information about the event, you can visit the website.

Chop Zuey is one of the many stores participating in this event.


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Luxe Box January 2017 Reveal

Hey guys – hope everyone is enjoying the new year! I have decided to do another Luxe Box reveal & review. The first one I did was in June, so things have changed a little since then. Now you can join the group on the 15th of the month for 3000L. This comes in handy because if you really want an item (or more) after you see what is in the subscription for the month, you can still get it.


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