So. This is how my (blog)poses are sorted. (also note the artistic angle on the picture) As you can see, there are 10 stands, numbered for easy use (and obviously, I use Tillie’s posestands). Nrs 1 – 6 are all standing poses, grouped by creator, that I use for blogging. I try to keep a maximum of 300ish poses per stand. In nr 7, I have (static) poses that express some kind of movement (flying, dancing, …), nr 8 has sitting/laying/… poses, nr 9 has boy poses and nr 10 is where I keep the poses for special avatars (hamster, mermaid, …). By only keeping them in posestands, I have seriously reduced my inventory count. (When on location, I can rez or wear a certain posestand to pose)
But here is where I am stuck. Should I organize my standing poses into more sets? Per creator? Or per style (leaning poses, bending poses, facing away poses, …)? Or should I throw around my whole system? Are there posestands that will sort all your poses for you so you don’t have to fill your pretty head with all these questions?
How do you keep your poses sorted? Please share your tips!
Pose: Bag lady II 3 – aDORKable poses [Using Tillie's posestand]
Hair: Pandora – Truth
Skin: Thursday – Essences
Eyes: Stella eyes n4 – Glam affair
Lashes: Mesh lashes v.01 – Beetlebones
Nails: Classic nails spring/summer 2013 – Izzie’s
Dress: Odette – Teefy [Fameshed - May]
Shoes: Mae – Gos
Slurls and designer info here.
Flickr? Flickr! Know it, use it, love it! Apart from your actual blog, Flickr is a musthave for bloggers. Ever since I started blogging (we’re talking 2008 here), I’ve been using Flickr. It is a nice way to collect all your pictures (and organize them, if you’re into organizing) and sharing them online with friends, future friends and contacts.
When you blog to showcase/review designs, whether they are clothes or furniture, your pictures do alot of the talking in your blogpost. So why not give them a bit more exposure? (And on a sidenote: you don’t need to fuss with resizing your pics for your blogposts, Flickr can do that for you!)
By storing your pictures on Flickr, you’re showcasing your blog pictures to even more people. There are lots (and lots) of groups to submit your picture too. Designers create groups for their store, there are groups for events, groups with certain themes (fashion, raw shots, furniture, …). You can submit to any amount of groups. Please just don’t randomly add your pictures to groups without reading the group rules (eg. submit a highly edited picture to a raw SL shots group).
Where does one find these groups? If you don’t feel like searching Flickr, we made you a nice overview of Flickr groups! Make sure to check them out. (They can be found on the top menu, in a drop down menu from The FLICKR Files) Do you notice an awesome Flickr group is missing? Please submit the link by using the form and we’ll add it to the list!
I’m not very good at writing and even worse when it comes to serious stuff. But I do know that few things are as heartwarming as a community getting together for a good cause. When hearing about Sway Dench’s problems, Together for Sway was started up. You could already read about it on this blog and you can even read more about it on the official blog. A fabulous group of designers put out their items at the event and 100% of the profits will go to Sway. Together for Sway started today and will last until the end of this year.
And if my luscious cleavage doesn’t convince you to donate, well… then I don’t know what will.
Angels: Sway’s angel – Sway’s at Together for Sway
Skin: Amelie – Essences at Together for Sway
Hair: Sway my way – Exile at Together for Sway
Eyes: Stella - Glam affair
Lashes: Mesh eyelashes - Maitreya [Group gift]