Today I plan on rambling a little bit (what else is new?) about my reasons for blogging. The reason I blog is because it gives me great pleasure to actually take a picture, play with it in photoshop and have the ability to share it with all of you here with a few words. It gives me a sense of fulfillment and I want to make sure I do it right. I try to be very open and professional about everything I do inworld and on this blog. This includes full disclosure on my photography rates and policies, my advertising rates and policies, my review policy as well as what it is I do and whom I work for inworld, all listed on my about page.
In my Disclosure Policy I’ve stated that I’m not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. I also do my best to disclose everything that is given to me and not purchased with my own lindens to abide by the FTC Guidelines listed on my review policy page. When I blog something I do it purely because first: I’ve actually had the time to acquire, try it on, style it and take pictures in it. And second: only because I feel inspired by it, (as I’m sure all fashion bloggers do). However, I do this purely because I eventually have plans to take this blog to another level. It’s already less about fashion and more about my social media presence in which I am hoping to eventually take it to a RL/SL vlog in a few years. Therefore to protect myself, I want to make sure everything I do here is completely transparent and I hope I have been accomplishing that.
All that being said, I’d like to go right into announcing a new partnership I have formed with koinup.com. Koinup is a social network, online community and web portal dedicated to virtual worlds users. It’s a great place to share your photos and videos. The audience will be all virtual world users so, unlike flickr, it’s really targeting users that have the same interests as you. I’ve been sharing my images on koinup for a while now and get a great response and lots of hits to my blog from there. You can check out my koinup profile here.
I’ll be using the koinup places project to take my exploration of SL to another level. So hopefully that will result in a lot more on location shots on my blog in the upcoming months. I hope you take a look at koinup places and explore along with me.
Finally, let’s talk about mesh, shall we? Maitreya has joined the mesh revolution with a bang! This past week three phenomenal mesh items were released. What surprised me the most about all this was, this is was my first time trying on the standard sizing that these items are available in and I turned out to be a small! Totally didn’t expect that especially since my ass seems to have a bad reputation of being on the big side. I swear, I have no idea where that rumor originated from.
Maitreya has also jumped on the social media train with us all so here’s a few links you guys can use for stalking purposes.
Maitreya’s blog – http://sl-maitreya.blogspot.com
Maitreya on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maitreya/148415371925910
Maitreya on Plurk – http://www.plurk.com/onyxx
Maitreya on Twitter – http://twitter.com/OnyxLeShelle
Maitreya on Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/23320078@N03
Maitreya Flickr Group – http://www.flickr.com/groups/maitreya
*Skin: -Glam Affair- Linn Tan – D 01 by Aida Ewing
*Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Warm Silver (M) by Ikon Innovia
Hair: [elikatira] Early – Black 06 by Elikapeka Tiramisu
*Dress: Maitreya MESH Nolita Dress * ColorBlock 8 S by Onyx LeShelle
*Boots: Maitreya MESH Radical Boots * Black S by Onyx LeShelle
*Bag: Maitreya MESH Leather Satchel * Black (shoulder) by Onyx LeShelle
*Scarf: !Ohmai for Collabor88 – A Lil’ Foxy (Black Fox) by Anya Ohmai (Available at Collabor88)
Ring: Donna Flora ANEMONE ring by Squinternet Larnia
Nails: Candy Nail #P024 Magic of Witch Black by peche Bury
*Bracelet: Zaara : Prata silver cuff *onyx* by Zaara Kohime
*Poses: aDORKable Poses: Bag Lady by Adorkable Peapod