Hello world, I have a blog!

SL Blogger support

Hi, thanks for this opportunity to belong to [SL] Blogger Support  contributors ! for me it’s an honor !
My name is Natsumi Kangjon I have blog called Urban Legends ,is about SL Fashion and LifeStyle ,  and I living in Europe

Currently, there are lots blogs in Second Life, How make your work look via  notecard?.

My first post for blogger Support SL did not have to do with the presentation designers to submit your blog, but yesterday I received a few notecards, I am  manager,  that while the blog was a good blog,  probably anyone looking the blog  for  your application , didn’t had Designer Name, Brand, Blogger Name….

How do I submit my work?

1st – . You should know to whom it is addressed notecard because  that is not spam for a Disco.

We assume that if you send a  blogger app , should be because you like the brand , articles and style, then rename your notecard for example :

(Brand name) or Designer Name , Blogger App, or Blogger Request,  -your name  -

The Designer or Manager then  know that is a request for blogger, and they can treat it with the Brand Policy

(Please read the profile of the designer, if her or him can not handle applications blogger not send any , you will not have any opportunity.)

2 – In the notecard. :

What  wants to know from you the designer or manager?

your name, not  display name: Natsumi Kangjon

Your  birth date inworld 10/ 24/2007

Link your blog:  http://leyendasurbanassl.blogspot.com.es/

Blog since:  2010

Link your flickr : If none, should open one , it is important to show your work more  faster

Other media : facebook , plukr , twitter (of course all of SL)

Feed you have on your blog

also little things that make the job easier for the designer , put labels on what you are posting , for yourself will be much easier if you search your blog a designer asks you to teach you a link to your product …

With this I have not discovered America , but little things that always seem to forget , I hope it will be helpful , see you soon ! Natsumi Kangjon ♥

Taking it one day at a time…

As a blogger, I always worried about time. If you think about everything that we do (as a blogger or even as a creator/event organizer) we balance it through Time. Do we have time for this, or do we have time for that? Why isn’t there ten million hours in the day??

I NEED TO BLOG ALL THE THINGS!

So really? How long does it take to actually Blog? From conception to the finished product it can take anywhere from a half hour up to four hours (there are people who spend hours on their photos!) If a person really thinks about it – from the time we, as a blogger, have a concept in our head of what we’d like to blog, we go into full on ready mode. We need to come up with our outfit, our hair, our skin, shoes, accessories. Are we needing a background or are we doing it on our platform? What about the home & decor bloggers? I know personally it takes me about a day to set up one room, much less a house.

Once we finally figure out what and how and where it’s off to the next step: Picture taking, windlights, dealing with lag, derezzing objects and people and taking about at least ten pictures (or twenty). Most often, after the photos, we write our style card, in order to remember what we had on our avi. Using the “Current Outfit” Folder in Firestorm and the Official Viewer helps a lot. (ALSO! Make sure to write down what pose you used and if you took a picture in a location, jot that down!)

After, we’re sprinting to Photoshop (or GIMP) to process. Now this where time really takes a hold of us. Some are speedy and can process a pictures within minutes (some don’t really even touch up at all), while others spend hours perfecting their masterpiece. Tick tock. The clock continues to tick. After processing, we have to name our photo (most do numbers, or maybe snapshot2010) upload it up on Flickr (one of the best marketing tools for a blogger!), add it to the appropriate groups, tag it, and send it off.

Next – we have to go back and Blog. This is can be the easiest or the hardest part. Depending on what type of blogger you are, you could be wordy like I am, or keeping it simple and just posting credits (some people just do that.) Others talk about the products that they are wearing, or the event that the products have come from. Sometimes it’s a designer spotlight, or a multitude of creations. Other times it could be a quote, a poem or even a tutorial. Depending on the blog, it could be many things. Once it’s written, titled and posted it can take anywhere from ten minutes to over an hour. Really it all depends on what YOU are going to be talking about.

This is when I go back to TIME. It take TIME to be a blogger. Just like a creator or event organizer, blogging takes time. For those that can pound out blogs within minutes, I envy you! So the next time someone asks you how many times a week you blog, think about it. Time is our master.

For credits and landmarks, see below <3

Taking it one day at a timeDress: coldLogic – Timm in Snow (s) / Damien Fate, Janie Marlowe, & Zyrra Falcone *NEW*
Boots: Baiastice Avani High Boot in Denim (xs) / Sissy Pessoa
Necklace: Cae :: Galaxy Necklace / Caelan Hancroft *Seraphim Social*
Tablet: Plethora – Police Box (rare) / Liquidh3ll Carter *NEW*
Skin: Izzie’s – Nomi Skin in Pale (DB) / Izzie Button *NEW*
Hair: *Milk* Hair – Poppy Seed / Kattington *The Boutique*
Eyes: IKON – Promise Eyes in Grey (ml) / Ikon Innovia
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands in Elegant / Siddean Munro
Nail Appliers: {Wicked Peach} Galaxy Nails / Autumn Aramanth *Seraphim Social*
Pose: Imeka Poses / Nati Williams *The Chapter Four*
Location: Neva Skye Villi Continue reading

Looking at you kid

Hello again, apparently i disappear for ages and come back in spurts, just yesterday i did a small blog post talking about a few issues i´ve encountered recently, you can read Skin Deep here. And today i´m at it again, writing stuff and things, tho it´s not my strong.

We are after all here to help each others and share info, and for the past two days i found a new trend that i find worrying to say the least, whilst going thru requests for review copies for the ongoing Skin Fair i noticed a pattern with some bloggers (see point 1), see besides blogging i do other things, like everyone else in SL i like trying new stuff and helping friends. And so i also do CSR and support for a friends shop, that happens to be in this event.

With that job comes the responsibility of accepting and reviewing all blogger applications, either for the shop regular bloggers list or event specific requests. And funny thing i´m  not the only blogger who does it either, most shop blogger apps are not even reviewed by the creators themselves, at least not initially, there will be someone in charge of it either a csr/manager or a partner. So people don´t seem to realize that and apply as if talking to the owner, sometimes in even inappropriate ways.

But I´m not gonna talk about how you should fill in an app, I´m gonna talk about what i look at when i see your application.

1. I check your profile – I look at it for an idea of who you are and how you present yourself. Do you look professional and polished about what you do? Is your profile truthful? Would we be ok associating with it?

This seems pretty basic right? But sometimes i find the complete opposite of these simple things, today i saw the profile of a blogger, who in her picks thanked all her “sponsors” and in such list claimed several events also sponsored her, now this is a untruthful profile, because you blogged one edition of an event does not mean they sponsor or support your blog, btw most of the events i found on that list don´t even carry official bloggers, at all.

I get it you want to show your past experience when it comes to events, but put it down properly, say i officially blogged for: X event in 2103 and link to their list of official bloggers if available, trust me it’s not worth lying about, google will give an answer that is correct in seconds.

2. Your blog, i get that blogs are very different, we all have our own style and way of showing it, and believe me that goes into consideration, different audiences look for different things, and yet so do shops, why apply to blog poses if you don´t credit poses? Why apply for casual clothes if you only do RP related blog posts?

Some people do mix up styles and love going out of their comfort zones, SL is about dressing up and god knows i´ve been casual, sci-fi, goth and fairy, but not all bloggers do that, some are very specific in their style and maybe they should consider their style when they fill out applications.

3. Your extras, how diligent are you, with other platforms, are you on flickr, plurk, tumbrl, facebook, twitter or any of the others 10005 social media sites, for me that´s an extra means you´re organized and looking for new audiences.

A the end of the day these are things i personally look up when you present yourself to me, and i´m not even talking about quality of work or all the other small details that are usually in the app itself. How old your blog is, How often you blog.How is the overall quality of your photos and/or writing. How/If do you tag your posts If you add your pics to the store´s flickr groups, these are more subjective points or asked in the app itself, and trust me i will check to see if you answered truthfully.

Remember all bloggers are different and so are all store owners/csrs/managers and they all ask for different things from you as a blogger, but, being truthful, organized and polished are basic things when we fail at those, we give all other bloggers a bad rep, and it´s so easy to be all of those wether you´re blogging a street corner in a dark alley, or a runway on the finest built sim.