The frustrations of being a fashion blogger in second life
Leesee79, a frequent commenter on this blog has written a thought-provoking post on the frustrations that she, and I would guess other fashion bloggers feel (I’ve certainly heard it), about what she calls the “wall between some designers and bloggers”. So, I’m sharing it here, on SL Blogger Support.
I can imagine Leesee might have been somewhat trepidatious about publishing this post – and I can see why some designers might disagree with her. Perhaps some bloggers too, I don’t know.
With that said, I think it’s very important that bloggers speak their minds on their blogs, without fear of being shunned. At the same time, I know that it isn’t always easy to stick your neck out (as I do, frequently) because of the possible backlash (as I get, often 😉 ) that the internet enables from would-be keyboard warriors with axes to grind, and too much time on their hands.
So, I’m going to make an offer to you, my frustrated-fashion-bloggers (or FFBs). Send me your stories. Tell me your frustrations. I’m not beholden to anyone, I have no sponsorships to lose, and no goodies I’ll be no longer getting; besides that, I’m relatively uninhibited when it comes to calling a spade a spade. I’ll even keep your name out of it – if you like – and you can get your thoughts out there – fearlessly. Perhaps, as more bloggers come forth with legitimate frustrations, more might be encouraged to speak their minds, and an ethos of openness, fairness and professionalism might prevail.
Or, I might just be igniting all-out flame wars, let’s hope for the former.
All I ask, is that if you share your stories with me, that you keep it civil, focus on the problem – not the person, and back up your claims with evidence. Who knows, if you write a post intending to share it with me, you might even feel brave enough to do so under your own name after all, like Leecee did.
Let me start by saying that this is post is going to be a little bit of a rant post. I need to get some of my frustrations out and this is my blog so I figure why not put it up here. This isn’t going to be a typical post, I’ll put a picture or two up here and I’ll link to it all at the bottom, so if you just want to see a fashion post, go to the bottom to see where I got the stuff in the pictures. This is some of my frustrations as a blogger. This is by no means to say that I’m the most popular blogger out there, far from it, I’m fairly small to a lot of people out there, so I’d hate to think of what those people go through, maybe it’s similar, maybe it’s not. This is just a…
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