Hello everyone! We wanted to do a blog that will not only focus on so many amazing new items that have made their way to the grid, but to just talk about an overall image and perception that seems to have invaded many residents minds over the past few months.
Blogging is something we do not because we “have to” but because we want to. We give up most of our free time, to search for your items (if we do not already blog for you). We take time out of our precious online time together, to advertise YOUR designs, to show interest in YOUR creations, and to bring more attention to YOUR creations. We do it cause we love to focus on and feature designers work. It is a win win situation on both our parts. Sure we get some review copies, and often we will just buy the items we love and then support our designers. Whether it be a blog post, word of mouth, or even just revisiting their store. We do this as well cause “WE LOVE TO” not because we are forced.
Bloggers have rules to follow, we have to send our links, we have to make sure the designers that support us are made aware of their items being posted. This is essentially a free form of advertising. A Quid Pro Quo of sorts on each of our ends and mostly it makes both parties extremely happy as well as successful. Both are gaining something so it works. But here is where we will change course and talk about negative aspects of things.
As of late many residents have a holier than thou attitude. They feel because they create, they are better than anyone and everyone else is beneath them. They will be rude, nasty, matter of fact, and sarcastic. Like for example asking them to participate in a an event, now most are friendly and say “I am too busy, but thanks for the invite”, and that is all you have to say. However, recently we are getting replies such as “why the “F**K are you sending me a notecard to your event?” Let’s think about that, DUH!!! How the hell else is one to contact you? Someone needs to remove the stick that was shoved up their bum, remove their head from there as well, and just be happy and polite. You see without the advertising, or marketing, or even the publicity that word of mouth gives to you, or even blogging, you would have nothing. Sure you can create, Brav the Fuck O. I’m happy for you, but can you let’s say…. DJ, Or what have you not, probably not, so how would you feel if you recruited a DJ for your brand opening and that said DJ said, “Why you freaking contacting me, what do you want? Your store is too new for me to put my time into? Yeah just think here for a moment.
Be polite, don’t act like you lost your shit in the bowels of greed, don’t put yourself above others as something so big, lose the ego, drop the arrogance and stop being so sanctimonious. No one in this world is better than one another, not a designer, not a blogger, not a dj, not a owner, not anything. Without each other to benefit from no parties would be successful. SL was a place that benefited everyone. Not just those that feel they are better than anyone.
Many of you may find our post offensive, and at this point I say to you, STOP READING, if you don’t like it. It’s that simple. Same can be said for SL, if you are not interested, take the 1 minute to say hey thanks for looking into my brand, I appreciate it, but we are not interested in a store, or a blog post, or what have you not, don’t be a dick and type off some long scathing diatribe to explain your arrogance, like some kind of keyboard gangster!
At times I wish posts like these were not needed, but at times a blogger, a designer, a creator, a DJ, an owner, no matter your SL profession needs to be knocked down a peg. If you don’t have time, say so. If you don’t want to do something, say so, but for the love of god, use your damn voice and say so, but be polite, don’t be a complete douche.
The saying in the world goes it takes 15 seconds to create a first impression and you will never have that opportunity again to create it. That for every 1 negative reaction to a person will result in 10 negative reactions being spread about you and your brand.
I feel that SL has become a place of arrogance, greed, self serving people that believe they are better once they make it big, but in turn there are so many that are not. There are several designers that are appreciative of the hard work that people put in to market their brand. To promote them. To show how much love they have for them, and this post is not about you, it is about those that treat their bloggers, employees, customers, and potential clients like trash. GROW UP! Remember at one time you were small, you were just starting out, and needed that positive reaction to your brand. Do not forget where you came from, and remember just because you are big now, does not mean that the floor is stable enough to support your heavy ego. Be careful who you walk over on the way up, you might just meet them on your way back down!
As we said, this is not aimed at any designers we blog for. We LOVE the designers we blog for, and they are all lovely people and very talented at that. We appreciate their work, and their friendship, time and support. Just like in RL, it is just the odd few that make things difficult, and it just irritates us when people are rude to us, for showing an interest in their work.
I will close this long rant here, and move to those amazing new designs that we have promised. So here we go…
As you can see, Tilly is wearing the new hair by Truth, we have done a full feature on this hair, but Tilly wanted to wear it again as she loves it so much 🙂 It is a pretty hair 🙂
Bray is wearing an awesome shirt by N-Uno, which you can grab at the Men Only Monthly event, along with his jeans which are also by N-Uno.
Also Bray is wearing the brand new Terminus Tattoo by Rebellion. This is a really amazing tattoo with lots of detail, and you can grab one for yourself at the Rebellion main store, or you can check them out at the Pretty Things Shopping District 🙂
The cute couch is by Barnesworth Anubis, and comes as part of the Retro Living Room set, we will be blogging the whole set at a future date, but for now we wanted to share this with you as its super cute, very stylish and has great animations too! Also it comes in a PG and Adult version.
That’s all for now but we will be back again very soon!
~Bray & Tilly~
Me & You Wall Light:
- tarte. me & you marquee (holographic)