The new theme didn’t last very long, cos I couldn’t figure out how to insert a banner. I thought no one would mind the theme without a giant close-up of my face, but apparently a few of you guys said you’d miss that feature! 😀 I will not buy any more new themes this year, cos I just bought this one and barely used it for a month. I need an i-n-t-e-r-v-e-n-t-i-o-n!
I read Katya’s post about why some people blog, and my reason for blogging changes depending on my mood. My friend said I should blog whatever makes me happy, and if I’m not happy I should stop doing it.
Am I happy?
Designers get twitchy if you dare mention a critique, and readers/bloggers say they appreciate it, but they also say they’re “not as critical as Gogo.” Am I too critical? If I choose to ignore all the products that I don’t consider flawless, do you know that I would probably only end up blogging……. nothing. Except maybe Pink Fuel skin, it’s flawless.
Please don’t be discouraged. With the never ending cornucopia of SL blogs to choose from, so many of us choose yours, for various reasons. I would bet the majority of your readers respect and appreciate your attention to detail and quality. Its not easy being the one to carry a higher standard, or to voice an opinion when you know it will result in a few backlashes. Often the voices that sting are the ones we hear first and loudest. It is not wrong to weigh them and consider their validity. But then you need to shake them off, remember what is it that you love about this insane world, and know that you have the support and respect of so many people. Happy Friday Gogo!
I like this theme much better! Also, no, you are not. Plus, most designers who want to evolve will accept constructive critique from a blogger.
Been an avid reader since 2008. You taught me how to look for flaws in skins and clothing…despite what brand they are. I love your honest opinion on things. You wouldn’t have “survived” for so many years if readers didn’t like your style of blogging. Just continue to be you 🙂
Honestly, I think people like the idea of critique more than we like actual critique. I’m no exception – I once massively over-reacted to being told I wasn’t the sort of person a creator wanted to have associated to their brand;
This theme does seem more gogo-ish 🙂 On the blogging side I really like your style its objective even if you like the item or product you will come at it from all sides and point out bits you love and bits you dislike and any flaws that you see which aren’t always dealbreakers and currently juicybomb is my only gauge on sl fashion atm apart from iheartsl.
I like this theme way better.
I’ve been following you for years now and I have never thought of you as critical, all of your posts are fun and informative and cute. I really look forward to every post of yours and am so happy every time I see a new one.
No bloggity, no doubt.
I like this theme, simple and effective. And I would miss having a close up of you in your header.
No item is perfect in SL. Whether quality wise or taste wise. For example, while I think Pink Fuel skins are good quality, they are a just little young looking for my taste even though I have a Harley set in Vanilla.
I have found that more designers than I expected don’t accept criticism very well, even gentle criticism.
I love your blog so much, I love that you don’t sugar coat things. In my opinion you’re better off to say what’s not perfect about something, how else can a designer improve on their creations without that constructive criticism? You look gorgeous in every post and in my opinion you make the loveliest shapes in SL.
The theme works very well on my phone. 🙂