My Thoughts on Bloggin and Bloggers

This is something I have been thinking about and even though am a very new blogger with only 12 posts I have been reading blogs for a long time ~ longer than I have been in SL and oh my yes am dating myself that they were called other things eons ago in the stone age *chuckling*   Growing up at a very early age I started keeping a journal or a diary everyone called it back then ~ guess in my own way I loved to write and not proclaiming am a great writer or professional by any means just that I love to write ~ my high school years I also wrote a small soap opera involving other teens in my close circle of friends ~ I would write the pages and no copy machines back then so it was the dreaded one and only copy but came back intact a little dog eared but still some would hound me and go when is the next episode being written. Thinking back not even sure how long it lasted but it was a fun experience and good memory.  Lets zoom forward now to present day and a fellow blogger who I think thought I would bring up her name and as she said “make her famous” ~ guess again I will not mention her name not that it is something I certainly would not hesitate to do but for my point it really isn’t revel vent.  This blogger was asked in a group chat regarding what pose was used for the post and the answer was “Oh I don’t remember”   if you know me course I chimed in and said “really you forgot to write it down or something to that affect.  Well that set someone’s panties in a twist and I get this nasty IM about my blog is this and that and how dare I make any comments about the blog in question ~ which now brings you up to speed on what I want to discuss.  Just needed to fill in the back story a little…

First my blog be it may is strictly for enjoyment only ~ check my page I have no sponsors and I do not blog specifically on items or articles that were given to me free ~ secondly the question was not asked by myself specifically but by a pose-maker who was only curious to what pose was used.  Thirdly I do work for a pose-maker and honestly I think they get the short end of the stick over and over ~ yes to be blunt they get screwed!  Because since I started reading blogs for the past hmmm 4 years or maybe 5 its how I find out about clothes, events, etc and I pay attention to them.  Have even gone so far as to make comments as to how I like their pics, where was it taken or maybe something they did not mention like possible the makeup or the hair and even yes a pose ~ I see some detailed posts that you go down their list and they have listed every single thing EXCEPT guess what?  You got it “the pose”  Since I started working for a pose-maker approximately 4 months ago have noticed more and more bloggers continue to leave out crediting the pose-maker ~ with excuses like “oh it was one of my studio poses” or “ooops my bad was in a rush” or “dunno and actually I never give credit to using a pose seeing they are not a sponsor”  ~ SERIOUSLY that answer has been used not just one but I know for a fact on 3 separate times I asked a blogger about why the pose was not mentioned ~ wow nothing like slapping a pose maker in the face with that answer ~ for that matter am like woah so if you did not get it free or its not in a blogger box from a fair or what not you feel the right not to credit them even though take away that pose and you look like some idiot DWEEB standing there ~ but that doesnt matter?  Way way too many bloggers who have this “Diva” mentality these days that they are soo much better than others and everyone reads them so they screw anyone except their sponsors ~

Am chuckling because this surely will irritate some but I do hope maybe it will bring attention again to the plight of ones that never really are given the credit that they so deserve and that is the pose-maker.  Also would like to mention another blogger that got all haughty being called out in another group chat by still a different  pose-maker and getting a very vicious and mean im back as well ~ my first response was to make this blog naming names but even at times my tongue as sharp as it can be will take a higher road and not toot their horn ~ I will not one stoop to their level and be as childish and cruel (yes cruel because the comment that was said was mean and spiteful) secondly saying their name only brings more attention to their blog and why would I want to do that?

Rounding this up and giving you my final thoughts on SL’s world of bloggers ~ many of you bloggers do have sponsors with various creators, stores and whatnot ~ does not mean that while you are trying to make yourself look fantastic for your next post using who knows what pose think about writing down that pose and who created it ~ you can give credit to your eyelashes, slink parts, eyes and whatever else stop being so lazy and take time to give credit to those creators that create the pose, the prop to make you look good for that sponsor or whoever will be reading your post.

No photo is included in today’s post due to the fact I wanted it strictly wanted my words to be more of an impact ~ take care and will be back soon… HUGZZZ

 

 

 

Let me introduce you to …

Today am going to do an interview with one of Calas’ most popular Park Rangers ~ I think if he could relocate to Calas full time his bags would already be packed.  If you wander over there at some point in time you probably will run into him as he spends 75% of his time there.

Brutus takes being a Park Ranger very seriously as you can see by his uniform ~ he patrols all of the sims making sure everything is ok and reports anything going on to the owners Ty and Truck ~ they always have high praise for Brutus and the amount of time he does give as he is a very informative and helpful Park Ranger to Calas.

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Calas Park Ranger in Uniform

As you can see he does take pride in looking his best when he comes on duty ~ with his hat placed just so and makes sure he is fully equipped to handle any emergencies that come his way.  I was able to spend some time with him asking him some questions and was delighted in finding Brutus very knowledgeable.  Below is the interview – hello Brutus ~ thank you have am sure your boss’s will not mind you sitting to answer some questions for me ~ will be more comfortable for both …

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Me: Which sim is your favorite  

Brutus:I like all of them but my ultimate  is one they no longer have 

Me: What one was that    

Brutus – the one they had for Christmas  I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVED that one!!!!   

 Me:  as a Park Ranger what do you do here ?

Brutus – keep the natives in line, make sure they are not setting forest fires, or running around naked  I also talk to them and make them feel at home  

Me – let me guess your favorite season is winter?

Brutus – LOL how did you guess? 

Me : you mentioned a Christmas sim do they have other holiday ones?

Brutus: Yes they do and that would be for Halloween and Christmas

Me: describe the Halloween one was it spooky?   

Brutus: Well the Halloween one will change from year to year – The last one was very gory and scary  lots of Zombies and ghost and such and  lot of fun

MENot sure I could handle all the gore and being scared                                       Brutus: they are always adventurous,  lots of adventure and always very well done – Trust me, once you go there once, you will go back again and again

Me: why was the Christmas  your favorite?                                                                    Brutus:  I loved the way it was made with going through the forest and cave making your way to the Christmas Pavillion.  You can either walk through it, or ski  or even ride the sleigh through it – it also had a reindeer to ride on as well as a pond to ice skate on – the Pavillion  was well decorated for Christmas 

Me: sounds like I will have to make sure I come back for that seeing it is now Summertime what does Calas have to offer for those that come to visit                        Brutus:  bike riding, boating, cuddle boat tours (which are awesome!) fishing, horse back riding, balloon riding and even a ride on the back of an eagle, also they have picnicking, dancing, farming etc., I can go on and on
Me: I am sure you could tell us more about Calas but I think it is safe to say everyone should come and discover this gem themselves ~ do you have any parting advice for those that want to come and visit?

Brutus: well all I can say is that once you come here once you will be back for more! It is an awesome place with so much to explore and enjoy. Just one thing…beware of any hungry bears that ask for a sandwich!                                                                                                                        Me: Thank you again Brutus for taking time out to talk with us about Calas seems you really love being a part of this and enjoy it very much ~                                        Brutus: its been my pleasure

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Checking out the cabins and the grounds at Gulf of Lune

So I leave him to get back to his job ~ sounds like Brutus really loves Calas as looking around I find more and more little treasures that the owners Ty and Truck have left for you to find and discover ~ various wildlife, lot of places to sit and cuddle ~ it is a PG sim so strictly keep your clothes on ~ plenty of places also to dance ~ asked the Ranger for a dance but he was strictly very professional and said maybe when he is off the clock … I hoped you enjoyed the interview and do try to make it by Calas ~ if you are and see Brutus don’t forget to say hello ..watch out for that pesky bear who they named “Yogi” he might be lurking by … until next time … hugzz