Hello Readers!

For a while now I have been thinking on how I want my blog to be.  I am very grateful to the sponsors I have and I have been pondering retiring from “sponsored” blogging.  This has nothing at all to do with Sasy Scarbough’s recent blog post about different classifications of bloggers, but rather something that has been on my mind for a while and my sis Liat could attest to that!

I am a relative newcomer to the SL modeling scene.  While my avatar is just over 6 years old, I only began my journey last summer.  I have enjoyed the ride thus far and have learned a great deal of things from a great deal of amazing people.

Blogging was always something I wanted to do in my real life, but never quite found the reason to do so.  Once again SL made something possible for me that I had not been able to do in RL. It gave me a reason  to blog and I joined the ranks of countless SL fashion bloggers.

I could easily name many well known SL models that I look up to, but that really isn’t my point here.  I am working to evolve my blog…make it a blend of fashion and who I am…the person behind the avatar.  I have followed a great deal of blogs, I have my favorites and my Bloglovin overwhelms me with the large numbers of posts both inspiring and not so inspiring.  I learn from them all.  I am confident in saying that the blogger I admire most is Caoimhe Lionheart. I love the way she blends fashion and feelings.  Her posts inform and amuse almost always leave me smiling and nodding.  I can only hope to work toward being the sort of blogger she is.

So why consider retiring from “sponsored” blogging?  Honestly it is the pressure.  I did not sign on with designers/events that I don’t enjoy.  With my very full RL and very full SL I worry that I disappoint the designers/events with my inability to blog as quickly or as often as they might like.  Retiring from sponsored blogging would eliminate this stress.  I did not begin blogging for the hand outs.  Nariko and Liat can certainly confirm that I have no issue buying things!

For now I remain undecided, and do my very best, as my very wise modeling instructor told me and I always repeat to myself…All you can do is your very best.

DeadDollz February Gift

gown > Dead Dollz February VIP Group Gift

headdress > [Keystone] Zahidah’s Crown {Silver}

jewelry > Donna Flora Princess (black)

shoes > fri. – Maggie.Heels (Nude)

pose > Manifeste

Thank you for reading!


“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
 ~ Mother Teresa

7 thoughts on “Gifts

  1. Huge, huge smile! Such kind words! Thank you! ♡ I have been in you shoos as you can probably imagine. I have never had sponsors, I do have logos on the sidebar of my blog, but they are a list of friends whom I blog from time and I happen to love their work. If I receive items for free, it is always with an “if I have time to blog it” attached. Not because I am a snob, or even feel I am so great at anything a’tall, I just sometimes, often! Get far behind, or sidetracked!! in the items I want to blog, so I believe honesty is always the right policy. As for your feelings personally, blog what feels good to you and blogging will never be a chore. I equate some bloggers to journalists, they have their feet on the street and love to show what is current and relevant. Some, like me are a little more like editorial columnists, out focus is thoughts and words. As to you, my dear friend, choose the road that feels the most comfortable, even if it is a blend of both and you will be happy because it feels good to you. ♡ Thanks Priscilla! Xo

    1. XOXO Cao! Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. Yours really is one of the blogs that is a must read for me. I was a writer before a blogger and I find I crave both images and writing in my blogging. I tend to keep my own opinions out of my blogging for fear of offending anyone, but I am learning (as I follow you) that there is a way to share my thoughts on things and not offend and that is what I am striving to do. Thank you for being so inspiring! ❤

    1. Sasy! Thank you for reading and commenting! I found your blog post very insightful and its subject matter already on my mind. I really do worry that as I am not always able to blog everything that some will view me as just another blogger looking for freebies and that is so not the case. As I wrote I am relatively new to the blogging and SL fashion scene, and I have been doing my homework. I have tried a few formats and I think my path is becoming clear. I won’t rush it though, it is slowly revealing itself to me and I know in my heart I have to do what feels right. Thank you so much for your encouragement and sharing your experience with all of us. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s