I have a confession.

When I first started to blog, I spent a lot of time reading up on different types of fashion bloggers in Second Life. I wasn’t – am not – new to blogging – having done real life blogging for quite some time, but Second Life Fashion blogging was a new venture in which it was different, mysterious and looked like a lot of fun. Of course I made a lot of mistakes in the beginning. I would forget to credit poses, or the pictures weren’t decent enough. Plugging myself into the blogging sphere of Second Life wasn’t as easy as I thought. After a few months, I hung up my fashion hat and went back to doing what I knew. But then the blogging bug bit me again and I hopped back on that train.

Taking a step from Luna’s blog, I joined a social media site called Plurk. Plurk has it’s good areas (and really it does if you utilize it correctly). I was able to meet random different people and get to know more about what was “acceptable” and what was “not”. In a way, I began to meet different creators, bloggers, and those that didn’t even blog anymore but still wanted to stay connected. I embedded myself into a community that fascinated me. But fascination comes with a price.

Lately, and more so within the past couple months, I’ve become disenchanted with the blogsphere. The questions of what used to be acceptable has gotten dated, the new ideas and how to do things are taking over and it’s starting to look like a … excuse my language … clusterfuck. Entitlement has taken over. Loss of artistic talent has fallen to the wayside as a scramble to see who can post the quickest with the latest release. The feeds, Flickr, and Plurk have become beds of “look at me”. Reposting of blogs, changing dates/times on Flickr so that the pictures get pushed back to the front, showing off yet to be released items because the blogger pack got released prior to the release date. Look at what I got and you don’t. Fair enough. Give me originality.

I’m not saying I’ve not done this before – I HAVE. I am as guilty as the next person and because of it, I feel bad when I speak up – because the first thought is my reputation, my blog, the Support Group and Liaison Collaborative. A good friend of mine said to me a year back – “Make sure to stay who you are.” Well, that’s what I want to be. I want to be that person that I was when I really started to blog. I want that innocence again. Unfortunately, the arena makes you hard. Some will deny it – say that they don’t let it bother them, but when you see it, watch it, hear it…it does.

If I’m to be true to who I am, then I need to be who I am. Not something that someone else wants or that a community wants. I need to stop myself here. I could continue to write and write and write. I’m a supporter. I’ve always done this and hoped to make it easier for others as well. I enjoy when people come to me and ask questions on what to do, or how this looks. I like to give them my honest feed back – and I do. If we cannot critique honestly, then what is the point? I would hope that others would do the same.

For credits and landmarks, see below ❤Smooth Like ButterBlazer: The Secret Store – Structured Blazer – Worsted Wool (s) / Maylee Oh *FaMESHed May*
Tank: – Soft Cami – Butter (xxs) / Darling Monday
Skirt: ::{u.f.o}:: Bee is on the Flower – White (xs) / Charming Meiler
Shoes: [Gos] Boutique – Marilyn Sandals – Classic Collection (xs) / Gospel Voom
Skin: Izzie’s – Asia Skin in Light – BLB / Izzie Button
Hair: Alice Project – Serena (s) / Alice Demonia *FaMESHed May*
Eyes: IKON – Ardent Eyes in Parchment (m) / Ikon Innovia
Make-Up: Izzie’s – Ginerva Lipstick – Dark Red / Izzie Button
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands / Siddean Munro
Pose: (marukin) / Valencia Southard

2 thoughts on “Confession

  1. Katy, you’ve expressed the frustration I have been feeling perfectly. I absolutely hate turning out “junk” just because a post needs to be made. Sometimes I feel like that’s what I’ve been doing, to try and keep up with the quota’s that need to be filled. To be honest, it almost made me quit blogging completely. I want to get back to learning new things, striving for the next level – but it’s difficult when you feel like you have to keep up with Blog XYZ who pumps out posts on a daily basis. That’s my competitive nature that drives me to keep up. So I think I need to switch gears and take that competitive spirit and move it towards the quality of my photos and the styling, instead of the quantity. Also, you’re the best. You’re always supportive and willing to help, that makes you aces in my book. ❤

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