A Warm Welcome!
As a follow up on my blogpost about the backlog in applications for our group, I can now finally tell you that we have managed to go through them all – meaning we have nobody currently waiting to be invited and we have lots of new members in our wonderful group.
So, to all new members: a very warm welcome and we hope you will find the help and support you need, be it from this website (please have a browse around, there is plenty of information to help you with all kinds of topics!) and of course inworld in our group-chat.
While adding new members, I got a lot of questions already – most of them being about ‘are there rules for groupchat’ and ‘can I post my blog in the group’?
Well, rules are not documented as such – most are common sense ‘rules’ or rather ‘guidelines’.
The group is a very chatty one, for sure. And social. Which is wonderful. Not a day goes by without conversations going on, and this may overwhelm some, but you will get used to it. And you are not obliged to participate in the chitchat.
You are always welcome, and encouraged!, to ask (blogger related) questions in the group, and you will find you will get an answer real soon. Or a discussion. It happens :). Just keep it nice and friendly, that is all.
What is frowned upon though, is asking questions as ‘Can someone give me the LM to Collabor88/Arcade/FaMeshed or <insert any popular, wellknown, event here>?‘. As a blogger …please.
These kind of LM’s you either should have ór you can find those almost effortless with this novel search engine called: Google!
When in doubt, Google first, then ask 🙂
Links in group-chat, to your own latest blogpost – no matter how proud you are….don’t. We are all bloggers and if all of us 1300 members are going to do that…well you get the point. Just don’t.
The same goes for creators in our group, it is not done to post links to your blog or MP store for new releases. There are other groups for that.
If you are an event-organizer, or a sim-owner who wants to invite our group for early access/previews etc, you can always contact one of the SL Blogger Support Team Members to send out a notice on your behalf. Alternatively, if this happens frequently we can give you the rights to send notices yourself.
To all of you, old and new: have fun, enjoy and thank you for making this group so awesome!
(the random images I used were shot on It All Starts With A Smile, which will open Monday 13 June at Noon SLT)