About Lila Quander

I am a native New Yorker, who has always maintained a real passion for fashion and art. I have been in SL for over three years now and, like many others, started blogging to justify my HUGE inventory and shopping addiction. As a result of my blogging, I have been able to get in touch with a creativity that I thought was long gone. I think of the many talented SL designers as my muses and try very hard to showcase them in the best way possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to comment, IM me "inworld" or email me at: lila.quander@gmail.com

*Tea Time* Is Looking For 15 New Bloggers!

*Tea Time* Rules for participants: (15 Winners)

Image*RULES*:

I have received many Bloggers requests this month and decided to give a chance to 15 bloggers to be part of the *Tea Time* “Bloggers Group”.

But .. we want to choose only the best and then we will have to prove it by creating a post with a minimum 3 items from *Tea Time*.

We will choose the top 15 according to these rules:

1-High quality of editing.

2-Your blog must have minimum 2 feed.

3-Your blog must exist at least 6 months… or really HQ if your blog is new.

4-You have to be original.

5-Your style should be in the style of Vintage *Tea Time*.

The bloggers who wish to participate must create the images and place them in the group, * Tea Time * Flickr, with also the link of their posts – www.flickr.com/groups/-teatime-/

The 15 winners will be informed by e-mail on flickr and contacted InWorld (SL) from Tea Xofan.

Thank you! We look forward to many participants!!.

*RULES FOR BEING A PART OF *Tea Time* Blogger Group for a LONG TIME are really easy and I will send you them when there are the 15 Winners.

Ty,

Tea Xofan <3

Blogger entries will be accepted until the 19th of October. The *Tea Time* bloggers group will be closed to all applicants on October 20th, so make sure you enter in time!

Here is your LM to the *Tea Time* Mainstore: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amia/228/124/1802

Should there be proper etiquette for designer’s managers?

I decided to write a post regarding the proper etiquette of a designer’s ‘blogroll manager’. Or, if in fact, we should write a guide on how one should treat their bloggers and what they should expect from them? I was recently approached by a designer’s blogroll manager and asked to join their blogger’s group. Now, I had warned this person in advance that I am really behind and would not be able to blog this designer’s item anytime soon. After much forewarning to a manager with a seriously pushy attitude (this should have a been a HUGE warning sign), I agreed that I would try to post something for them in next  7-10 days. Granted, this would not be feature post, but just another item in the mix. A few days after she had initially contacted me, I was asked “why” I haven’t blogged anything from this group. Now, did this person just ignore everything I had told her? I reiterated our previous conversation and also the fact that I did not ask to blog this product! Like I had mentioned, she contacted me. I always like to promote new designers and give them exposure, but this was ridiculous. I did not want to be a part of a group that expected me to post for them almost every day! I have met so many wonderful designers, as well as their hard-working managers, and have NEVER had this experience! Most designers I have dealt with have been very understanding and never had such expectations. Now, if I had asked for their creations, this would be a whole other story. I also understand when a designer drops me from their group/list, for the purpose of having not blogged their creations for some time. I am manager for a designer too, so I can see this issue from both sides.

Personally, I have worked very hard to get to where I am in SL blogosphere. And it is not very far! LOL!  I appreciate and am always deeply flattered when any designer decides to send to me their creations. I would love to blog all of it! I do not take anyone’s generosity for granted! I can’t even begin to understand just how hard designers work and to earn a living in this unstable economy.I also have a great respect for all the content creators who have made SL what it is. Unfortunately, I have not been well lately and have had a lot of technical issues with SL too. So, I had to take a small break from posting. The workload does pile-up FAST! Now that I am back and trying to catch-up, it is much more work than ever!  And, once again, most designers/managers understand this! I take a lot of pride in my posts and put a lot of time and effort into them. The main questions are: Do you want quantity of quality? Do you listen to a blogger’s needs when you are approaching them? What do you expect from your bloggers, if you are designer or designer’s manager?  Am I wrong to feel this way?  Should we create a ‘Etiguette Guide’ for designer’s managers and blogroll managers?

I hope this post is not taken the wrong way, but I feel this is something that many bloggers have had on their mind…  And, once again, I am so grateful to all who support and consider me to represent their creations….