I know this is going to sound silly, because who takes Second Life so seriously, but I have a blogging resume, and I think all bloggers should have one, too!
Surprisingly enough, I got someone who agrees with me; one of the many anonymous designers that filled out my questionnaire for my previous post. They said that “a good introduction notecard is important for a first impression”, and I’m gunna help you build one!
The first lines are very important. Explain why you’re taking the time to send them a notecard, and what your blog is. What do you blog, and why is this important and what do you have to offer?
Feeds and Links
Every designer said that you need to be attached to feeds, so make sure to list every one you’ve got your link on. I’ve also included whether or not I’ve been invited, or submitted myself. To me, it shows initiative by submitting, and prowess by being invited.
Don’t underestimate the appeal of social media. Just like above, it shows initiative and ambition because you’re attempting to reach readers via any medium you can. Don’t just list the platforms, give direct links to your profiles, too!
List any other pertinent information, such as things you do in SL that relate to your blogging. This would also be a good area to list what events you’ve been an official blogger for. For each event, list the year, such as Hair Fair 2011, Hair Fair 2012, and so on.
I know you’re probably thinking ‘dozens of bloggers got invited’ but those dozens of bloggers don’t tell the designers they want to work for.
This is where you give your blog link. By putting it at the end, you’re basically forcing them to read everything, instead of passing judgment by looking at your blog without knowing about it.
Also give your username. No display name, and no fancy characters. Make it easy for them to find you in search.
Aside from that, the designer that put this idea in my head also said that you should list how long you’ve been blogging, and even provide links to some posts about their items you’ve done in the past.