I usually don’t rant because I think it is a waste of time and energy, however today I will make a small exception.
I was recently tasked with becoming Blog manager for one of the designers for which I blog. The designer and I sat down and drafted a few guidlines.
Understanding that most of us blog designers on our own personal blogs, I do not think it is unreasonable for the designer to request that items blogged specifically for them be about them. I did not call anyone out, or accuse anyone of doing anything…I simply posted some rules for a specific group.
Most Designers do not pay their Bloggers except in goods, although I also manage a group that does Pay the bloggers and it is just as much of a fight to get blogs posted if models are payed or not. We all have opinions about what we can and can not do on our blogs and I agree to a point with all views. That being said we not only have a right to our opinions, we also have the right to not blog for a designer if we don’t agree with the rules. It is really quite simple follow the rules for that designer or quit. I was very hurt this weekend when some that I thought I was close to not only took these rules personally but actually blamed me for posting them.
I work in a Casino in RL and I rarely agree with the rules, and I never set those rules, but I always follow them and why is that…..well because I want to keep my job.
I have very few friends in SL and it is not because I am mean or anti social, it is because I don’t let my guard down enough to put in the work it takes to form bonds and make relationships work. I am not the most trusting person on the planet but I am one of the most understanding and giving. I have been there for people that went through some of the hardest times of their lives. I never ask for anything in return I just try to ease their pain the best I can. So though I ask nothing, I do kinda expect you to know me well enough to know that I am not singling you out. I am not jealous of anyone, I work very hard and rarely get anywhere but that does not deter me. But It really is A Jungle out there and I always expect more from people, especially when I think these people are my friends or worse even family. Imagine how often I am disappointed :-(
Anyway I apologize for my one rant and those I speak of know who they are but maybe just maybe this one time IT REALLY ISN’T all about you. I am just sad, ok and maybe a little pissed. Hey but I hope you like My Camo Gear lol