About Asthenia

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Do you credit your poses yet?

Because, why wouldn’t you? Before you put on the ‘But Asthenia, pose crediting is superhard and sometimes I just forget and I am just too pretty okay’-record, please read this post because it might make pose crediting easier for you!

As I stated before, poses are very, VERY important for our blogposts. We also talked about the importance of crediting a while back. So, with Pose fair opening yesterday, I feel it’s a good opportunity to ramble again… I mean kindly remind everyone about the importance of pose crediting.

As you may or may not know, I am a huge fan of Tillie’s posestand. I have been using it for as long as I have been SL blogging (so that’s 5+ years darlings) and I am superexcited to show a new feature that got added in version 5 (released at Pose fair).

Say you want to blog an outfit and take 3 cute shots of your adorable self in said outfit. A bit like this:
Do you credit your poses yet (1)

Tillie’s hud allows me to save the poses I used for the post in a temporary set. I simply click the little disk when I find a pose that I will use in my post. I just flip through and save whatever pose I want. Later I can access my saved poses through the QS button.
Do you credit your poses yet (2)

With a simple chat command (set list) I then get a list of all the poses in the active set (in this case, the temporary set for blogging). Afterwards you simply clear this temporary set by clicking the little skull thingy and you are all set for your next post!
Do you credit your poses yet (3)

Pose stand – Tillie [Pose fair: 19th April - 3rd May]
Poses: Careless.pose 2, monday.pose 2, monday.pose 4 – Fri.day [Pose fair: 19th April - 3rd May]
Hair: Melita – Truth
Skin: Sylvia – Glam affair
Mesh lashes V.01 – Beetlebones
Necklace: Trinity – G Field
Dress: Boatneckdress – Coco [The seasons story: 10th April - 30th April]
Feet: Medium feet – Slink
Shoes: Lizzie.slippers – Fri.day

Where do we go now

Another day, another event. Atleast that’s what it feels like sometimes, doesn’t it? What oh what can a blogger do to keep up? Look no further!
Where do we go now
We have been working on our overview of current events. Before, we had a calendar, but it got so crowded that we decided to split it up in seperate pages. We made pages for weekliesbi-weeklies and (bi-)monthlies. Those events are considered minor events. Events that happen every three months or more are listed on the major events page. New events (minor or major) can be added by filling in this form.
We hope these pages help you! As usual, we’re open to your comments.
And happy shopping ;-)

Hair: Anessa – Truth
Skin: Shanna – Glam affair [Collabor88: 8th September - 6th October]
Eyes: Stella eyes n4 – Glam affair
Lashes: Mesh lashes v.01 – Beetlebones
Necklace: Pearl and silver collar – Paper couture
Dress: Strapless dress – Coco
Notebook: Flutterkins – Flowey [Collabor88: 8th September - 6th October]
Pen: Tiffany – Flowey [Collabor88: 8th September - 6th October]
Shoes: Lauren D’Orsay – Gos
Pose: In the flash – Flowey [Using Tillie's posestand]
Slurls and designer info.

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!