Posted in Catwa, Events, Fashion, Maitreya, Reign, Second Life

You Do You, Boo!

Y’all know I love some Facebook drama, but rarely do I get involved. I like to just grab the popcorn and watch the showdown. The latest controversy I found was from a fellow blogger that stated there were simply too many events on the grid and she was getting disgusted by the entire scene. (I’m paraphrasing.) Oh the comments that ensued were about the best I’ve seen yet. There was no yelling or cursing or name calling! I know, its shocking right? It was almost scary as if the apocalypse was upon us and everyone had buckled down to offer suggestions. For a moment, I even thought there was going to be a winner or a leader chosen! Okay, I’m being a little melodramatic, but only because it amuses me.
Let me point out that I believe it is everyone’s right to put whatever the hell they want on their Facebook page, provided it falls within the TOS of FB. With that said, I think it can be detrimental to a blogger who depends on sponsors (for the lack of a better term) to attack (even gently) either side of the shopping community. However, the gauntlet was thrown and sides were taken. What I saw was that some bloggers have cut back, because its too much for them to keep up with. I saw creators say they no longer participated in events, because they preferred main-store traffic. I saw event organizers defend their events. I saw creators defending events.
The beacon of light was a comment about how these events would not survive without a thriving Second Life community. THAT made me smile. I have friends who own events, help run events, hell I’m the manager of one myself. I have friends that are creators, bloggers, and shoppers. I’ve been on the grid since late 2006 and I remember paying L$900 for a pair of boots that were made from nothing but prims. Sculpties did not exist yet. Flexi wasn’t even a thing yet! There were only a handful of “decent” stores and now our cups runneth over.
Rest assured my friends, there’s room for everyone. It’s all about what YOU want to do with your lindens and your time. No one is going to force to work or shop at an event, much less blog it. And to my blogger friends, I urge you to stay true to who you are and what you want to represent. In other words, “You do you, Boo!”

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