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

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