You know what grinds my gears? Rules that are ridiculous that’s what. I mean I understand stores in Second Life have rules for their bloggers to follow and rules they themselves follow in terms of managing all the bloggers. But has it ever ever been acceptable to control the blogger so drastically? As a designer in SL, when is it ok to dictate exactly how a blogger posts to flickr. Why would you tell a blogger that they cannot share their blog post link on their own picture they did for you? Are you afraid their blog is taking away exposure to your store? What is the problem here? I am finding it hard to wrap my head around the idea that a store in SL would not let their blogger share their own blog on their own picture on Flickr.
I am not going to say the store that does this. A friend of mine showed me what they said to her and I am still like blinking my eyes. Ok so, in the stores eyes it seems that they only want THEIR LM and MP in the description of the bloggers Flickr post and that is all. No other links to the persons blog. They must think the blogger will get more attention than the viewer just dropping everything and tping to the store or hitting the MP. WHAT? I am sorry… doesn’t this store want bloggers? You know people with actual blogs? Blogs that have stats and traffic as well as exposure in google? Actual sites that will point to the store in Second Life is a good thing it is not taking away from the traffic to the MP or in world, it is actually driving MORE over time. People will still find these blogs later in the future and return to the store and on the MP. I just don’t get it.
If I were to get a blogging job from someone in SL and I was told this rule about posting to Flickr, do you know what I would do?
Drop their ass. (kindly of course) I know I just rewrote this thing like 3 times and I am still letting it soak in…. FFS.
Bloggers listen to me….. DO YOUR OWN THING AND KEEP DOING IT. DO WHAT YOU DO.
You will find the wrong places and the right places and I suggest sticking with the right ones.
If anyone wants to talk about this topic and you have a different point of view that’s ok too. Just take it to the comments of this blog post. We can discuss.
For all my blogger friends and all who read this, there is a new blogging group on FB you can join if you like. We just ask that you talk in the comments and help all become better bloggers and writers. We all want to be awesome!
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