Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.~Brian Clark
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Dress: Miamai, Outlander Garden vintage . Shoos: [Gos], Mae . Pose: Di’s Opera .
1. Which electronic devices do you use to blog with? I use my laptop to blog with and keep up to date with my Android. I tried to use my phone once but by the time I finished writing what I wanted to say it looked something like this: #&$^&*^$&*#^&$&*$# Oh, hmmm, on second thought, maybe that was the comments coming out of my mouth, not what I had written, so ignore that last sentence.
2. Do you have a mission statement for your blog, if so, what is it? Not really, I do include a missive on my contact information page that I don’t really blog for designers but for enjoyment so I am more a blogger for consumers.
3. How do you feel about blogs that use their platforms to spread negativity? I suppose, once or twice, I myself have spread negativity. This goes back to blogging for the customer not the designer, event planner, etc. But, I assure you, the few times I had something negative to say it was because the subject of the conversation had acted rather negatively towards me and/or towards others. I refuse to “glossy-coat” and blow rainbows over individuals who Lord over others and I would always choose to advocate for a change of policy/mind set rather than pretend a person’s bad behavior is acceptable. Luckily, these types of people are few and far in between because I simply adore humans and human nature and it would disappointing if that was the norm.
4. Are you a grammar junkie? Do you thoroughly check your blog for errors before posting and/or do you judge other people’s posts if they contain errors? I do read and reread my writings, I’m not necessarily “anal” about it, but I do find myself correcting errors in my writing even if it were published months earlier. But on the other hand, as a wordsmith, I find a tactical misspelling or crossed word, or even a made up word frightfully attractive. I love plain speak, I reckon it stems from my love of words. I’d roll in them like a dog in dirt, if only I were able. For the most part, I assure you, my misspelled words are patiently and purposefully mis-structured. Well, at least that’s my story and I’d kinda rather stick to it. But as to the grammar and errors of others, theirs bother me none a’tall.
5. If you could switch blogs with another blogger who would it be? To be honest, probably no one. I’ll put it this way. When I come home, I take off my jacket and usually for some odd reason, my pants. I kick off my shoos. My mama used to say when I come home I “spread out.” I just can’t imagine the damage I’d do to someone else blog. I don’t mean intentionally, To me a blog is not unlike a diary, there are little pieces of Cao spread all over it and little pieces of Cao on, say, Peep’s blog wouldn’t fit right, you know what I mean? You’d be looking at Peep, reading Peep’s blog, but it would smell like a Cao.
6. Has your blog/blogging style evolved over the year(s)? How? Naw, I started blogging because sometimes I have something to say. I started Second Life blogging when I found out I was a writer with a picture problem. Heck, I reckon my pictures may have improved a tiny bit, but I’m still far from good at it. Gimme another 4 years and maybe I’ll be able to show you a picture worthy enough for all the real SL bloggers out there.
7. What is the most extraordinary thing that has happened to you because of blogging? I think the most extraordinary thing I have received from blogging is creating friendships with other bloggers. Not just SL bloggers but real world bloggers. People are so dam interesting, if we would only stop long enough to set a spell with them. And I will finish with, exactly what Peep said, I only wish Blogger would put in a simpler comment approval system; I find it hard to engage in that format, so I am sure I am missing out on many more friendships and acquaintances just because of their Captcha system!
8. When it comes to Second Life blogs, there are different styles: Fashion bloggers, Lifestyle & Travel bloggers, Informative bloggers, and more. Which style do you prefer and where do you feel your blog fits in? I suppose I am a little about most, I like to try and show how fashion can be fun, events can be seriously fun but important too, and how laughter is always the very best medicine. I love Interior Design but have to admit I stink at photographing it, it takes a really spatial eye to angles those, so I enjoy viewing the work of others like Edi’s. I love the people who write poetry such as Blue Angel, the people who just seem to live life so much larger than the rest of the world, Viv’s. I love the blogs that make me live a richer life Chinon’s. And above all, I love all of those bloggers that love fashion just about as much as me! Way too many to name, I follow over a hundred real and second life blogs and love them all!
9. What has blogging taught you? Blogging has taught me blogging about my life isn’t always easy, I’m really not all that interesting at most times, I can’t always find something to say but the people who visit me are some of the kindest, most supportive people I know. They laugh when I laugh, cry with me, even if it’s happy tears, and encourage me when I fail.
10. Share your top 3 tips for new bloggers. I liked Peeps so much I want to include them here. Especially the first one, don’t be lazy; it will pay off in the end. 1.) Do your very best to reply to comments and comment on other blogs. It is a great way to network and make friends. 2.) Don’t beg creators for items to blog. Check their picks or store for their blogger’s policy and follow it. 3.) Be prepared to spend a LOT of money AND time. I often think of blogging as a labor in love because you have to love it to put this much labor into it.