Why I don’t read your blog, part 1: the credits
Having to set up a new reader (because Google killed off their reader), I went through alot of blogs, to add some new ones to my reader but also to clear out some blogs I didn’t like anymore. And I thought it would be nice if I shared some of the reasons why I don’t read a blog.
This may come as a shock to you, but I don’t read your blog because you’re a special little snowflake. I read it for inspiration, to keep up with new releases and events. So credits are a big flippin’ deal to me.
Yes, credits are hard and not much fun, but it’s part of the job. Luckily there are a few tricks that could make your life easier.
* In the official viewer, you can copy a list of everything you are wearing (clothing, tattoos, prims, huds, …) to your clipboard [Right click on yourself – Select my appearance – Pick the ‘Wearing’ tab – Click on the wheely thingy on the bottom left of the window – Select ‘Copy outfit list to clipboard’]. This list can be copied in your blog text. I advise you to edit the list a bit, to make sure your credits are clear and consistent. Also, I don’t really need to know how many alpha layers you are wearing. (If you are using another viewer, this may or may not be possible for you)
* Some viewers offer a ‘Worn’ tab in your Inventory window. This gives you a clear overview of what you are wearing.
* You can set up a fixed list in your blogposts for you to fill. For example: pose(s); body stuff: hair, skin, eyes, lashes, make up, nails; clothing stuff: jacket, necklace, top, bracelet, dress, skirt/pants, socks, shoes; location. Blogger allows you to set up a template. Everytime you start a new posts, the fixed text is there. I also keep my eyes and lashes in there, because they hardly ever change.
In WordPress, you can copy a post that you set up with your template post.
The above tips work best in fashion blogging. For furniture posts, there aren’t any tricks as you can’t copy a list of things you have rezzed. Keeping a template for you to fill in could work, but the variety of items is so much bigger that I choose not to do that. I work from left to right, starting out with bigger furniture pieces, then smaller decor and finishing with the house or background. As I write down the item, I remove it from the set, so I can keep track of what I covered.
Which method of crediting you use is not important, but please just use one. Keep it logic, keep it simple. Also, if you have any other tips, please share in the comments!