Good Morning ladies :) For the last few days, I`ve been reading all of these negative comments about bloggers on Facebook. Let`s just say that I can totally sympathize with these creators. They work hard creating these items & give them away for free IN EXCHANGE for an agreement for those items to be blogged. Now, from the bloggers stand point, I can say that, some items do not fit into my personal blog, but honestly, it`s not many, see, if you choose who you blog for, it`s because you love their work, so how is it that you don`t like what they send you? Just doesn`t make much sense to me. If I`m being honest here, I have not blogged some items due to lack of time & maybe so many events going on etc, BUT I will say, that you can never look at my blog & say, "She`s not working" lol. I have "forgotten" items at times due to busy times of the month, and I promise it`s never intentional. I blog every single day & it`s out of choice, it`s what I LOVE to do. It comes from many hours of playing with my avi (way before I blogged) I found myself on a pose stand, when others were out & runnin all over SL, it`s where I chose to spend my time, alone - creating a different look all the time. I`d get invited here & there & everywhere, get told I was obsessed with my looks etc & finally many suggested, you really need to start blogging, it`s all you do, lol. And hence, it all began.
It upsets me that so many creators are deciding to get rid of their blogger groups. Most of the time, that`s how I shop & see new items. I think the problem started when SOOO many started blogging, they have no clue the work it takes, and the commitment needed. I`ve watched a few "so called" bloggers start a blog, beg for sponsors & maybe once a month I see a post, where are you the rest of the month, what are you doing? You`re obviously not blogging, so you`re what? Taking the items for free? If this is you, shame on you, and thanks for making the rest of us look bad.
I spend hours & hours, checking notices, unpacking & organizing BEFORE I even start to create a look. Then let`s just say, it`s another few hours on that. By that, I mean adding accessories, lighting, background, props, hair, skin, nails, makeup, clothing - all the editing, positioning etc, coming up with something different, a new way to look at this outfit, something that hasn`t yet been blogged. NOT just throwing on what they sent you AS IS & snapping a pic, lol wish it were that easy sometimes, lol. Then, maybe an hour in editing & then another hour putting together the post, adding links & slurls, tags, etc. And I`m still not done, then there`s promotion, contact all the creators, and promote that post on social media, Facebook, blogger groups, twitter, Flickr, Twitter, SLX, etc. Maybe that`s why I usually only post once a day, honestly, I can`t see how to do more than that, I try, lol. I have a real life job, a real life marriage & a REAL LIFE period, and I still manage to give 5-6 hours every morning on my blog. I think that`s enough of my rant, but seriously if you`re not ready to be fully committed, don`t call yourself a blogger & for God`s sakes, DON`T agree to blog & then not. It`s STEALING! You`ve made a trade of their items for your services & by not fulfilling your end, it`s theft really. You`re hurting the rest of us who have become very passionate about we do.
Ok, enough of that & on to my post, lol.
Today, I have the pleasure of showing you more items from the JEWELRY & ACCESSORY EXPO (OPENS TOMORROW DEC 6TH!!) an outfit from WINTER TREND
(OPEN NOW!) , and beautiful hair & skin from the ARCADE GATCHAS for December.
From CRYSTAL LINE
, I`m wearing the "Twist Chain" Accessory Set, which includes necklace, earrings, & bracelets. This set comes with a color changing hud with so many options. I`m also wearing one of CRYSTAL LINE
`S gatcha items, a beautiful "Sweet Ring" in red.
At the THE WINTER TREND SL 2013
- My outfit is from 1HUNDRED, this creator always makes the cutest clothes. "Knit Cardi Set" comes in many colors. Here I`m wearing "cherry". It comes with bra & jacket, you can wear them separate or together as I have, panties, and optional appliers, tangos & phat azz.
The nails are from ZOZ
- "Holiday bow polish". This creator has a few different holiday nail huds for your slink hands, so cute!
Below is the Gatcha ring from CRYSTAL LINE
My skin is from BIRDY, "Blair" skin, isn`t she beautiful? !! and hair from D!VA, "Daisy" RARE item - both are arcade prizes from this months gatcha.
My belly ring is a gatcha prize from POMPOSITY
for the JEWELRY & ACCESSORY EXPO. "Zodiac" belly rings - "pisces" shown.
From the WINTER TREND SL
- POSE+IVITY with "Naughty & Nice" poses. Here is the "nice" cushion as well as a few of the "nice" poses :)
My boots are new from SEVERED GARDEN - "Lexy Boots" with full hud.
Here is a gift that POMPOSITY
will be offering at the expo - "Starry Night" ring :)
I have so much more to blog, so I`m all done here this morning, and on to my next, see you soon, muahz !
As always a great big hug & thank you for visiting & supporting "PUNKI`S FASHION PASSION!" XO
Other Credits not mentioned above-
Eyes - SU! Tender Eyes
Lashes - Falsies - Mon Cheri
Mesh Breast - Lola Tangos
Mesh Hands - Slink - Flat
Cheek dimples & piercing - Zombie Suicide