I have been reading many issues going on between bloggers, and store owners, over the past couple weeks. I have decided to share my opinion, as well as a recent experience, however, I will not name any of the stores involved in any of these issues, as I feel it would be unfair to them. I think we should all feel safe while expressing ourselves, and not be afraid that our feelings will be used against us.
Now first, I am going to send a message out to the veteran as well as the new bloggers.
The most important thing is to…
Remember to have fun!
You are here to share items that store owners send you, yes. And that is an important aspect, however, if you are not remembering to have fun with your posts, then… what is the point?
Yes, this is a job, in which you are receiving items as payment but, just like in real life, if you are not happy, you need to look at your “job” and decide if it right for you or not.
If you are remembering to have fun, then you will last longer!
Next… Never forget to…
Embrace your role!
YOU are a blogger. You have responsibilities to your employer!
And again, yes. This is a job. And you are in fact being paid for it, with the items that you would normally have to purchase yourself!
Too many times, I have seen bloggers complain that they are being treated like employees but they are not getting paid.
What in the hell do you think those blogger packs are?
If you take it, blog it.
If you are unable for whatever reason, then remember to communicate with either the blog manager or the owner of the store.
Remembering your role will make blogging so much more fun.
Points to the previous suggestion.
Now.. in this video, I am sharing some real-life issues, as well as a personal blogging experience. There are also some other bases in which I touched on, partly the Blogotex (which I still fully support!), that I have been hearing through the grapevine!
Please excuse the sadness in my voice, I recorded this video right after my experience upon logging in, and I was hurting. I still am but, after a conversation on Plurk, I feel better now.
Now, with all this shared…
I will tell you, I am not perfect. I have made blogger mistakes. I have missed blogging items. And I have failed (unintentionally) in the past but, at least I own up to it.
I am tired of seeing store owners get hurt by bloggers that purposely set out to anger them or to steal from them.
For those people that have been hurt by dishonest “bloggers”, on behalf of every legit blogger, I am truly sorry.
I hope that the issues with blogotex are fixed soon and that everyone is happy because Blogotex is a pretty great application.
Also… one more thing.
This is an optional but highly encouraged suggestion for all bloggers.
I assume that you saw that first photo when you came to read this post?
Those two people are a couple of my stronger support systems.
They are my friend, Jaicya and my partner Tiseral.
I strongly suggest that you have people in your life that will encourage your blogging and your creativity.
Heck, I suggest this to the creators as well!
Without a support system, you will burn out, extremely fast.
Alright then… I have shared my advice. My thoughts and opinions. I have shared my experience, and my thoughts on store owner woes… now, it is your turn as a blogger, or even a store owner to turn around, and either embrace your role, with a support system, and have fun while doing it all… or, well… not.
At least I know, I did my best.
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Head | Lelutka | May | New Update release
Skin | Glam Affair | Ayama| Collabor88 | October 2017
Eyes | Avi-Glam | Silky Eyes – Black
Hair | Exile | Autumn Breeze – All or Nothing | New Release
Ears | Swallow | Pixie – High Definition
Body | Maitreya | Lara
Top | [Cynful] | Terrica’s Blazer & Crop Top Set | Fameshed | November 2017
Shorts | GIZ SEORN | Group Gift 2 [Women] | Group Gift | free to join
Boots | Apple May | Runaway Booties
Piercing | ^^Swallow^^ | Supreme Copper and Strawberry – 4. |
Rings | Swallow | Egypt Bento Rings
Pose/Prop | KraftWork + HERA | Chalk Backdrop | SaNaRae | October 2017 | Gacha