Dear Readers

Dear readers,

You may have noticed that I have not been post much this month, There is a reason for this.

This will be a lengthy, wordy post but one I feel needs to be posted.

A few months ago I was let go by one of my sponsors when they did a mass clear out of their blogers. To say I was shocked is an understatement. I have been blogging this brand since October 2014,with out a single issue or complaint.

I would like to think all my sponsors would see I have always blogged to the requirement and often beyond that. Always shown their brands of to the best of my ability. Always come to them if there was an issue with the products so that they are aware and can fix it before it went on sale.

I did ask the blogger manager why I was dropped and was told that she would have to go back to the owner and discuss this with her as she was not willing to divulge that information. That response rather floored me. Did they expect those that they dropped where not going to want to know why?

A good while later a general note card was sent out to the blogger group outlining the culling process. Here is the opening general statement

“Within this notecard, I’m going to generically outline the reasons that we removed bloggers from the group. To have been removed, bloggers fit at least two of these issues, if not more. Hopefully, in reading through these things, you can see where some of them fit your situation, and I hope that at least knowing will help you to understand.”

Reason one :- Number of Posts Since March

The number of post required for this brand is 3 per month,”This is for any post that has a mention of the brand with in”. With in the timescale they took the information from I posted about their brand 30 times,in fact right up until the day I was let go.

Reason Two :- Products Taken vs. Products Actually Blogged

I have to state I am most careful about. I will not take an item for blogging with out blogging it. To me personally if you take an item you enter in to a contract that binds you to blog that item and I have always done so.

Reason Three :- Attitude

this was not just the way we speak or contacted the brand owner but also in “Attitude here also refers to a sense of complacency in not meeting the post requirements “ my response to that was that I have never been rude or had “Attitude” to any sponsor as I am very much aware that that they can just stop sending me items to post about.

Reason Four:- Not Taking Products

While I fully admit to not taking ALL the products on offer (via Blogotex) I did take those that where relevant to me and then blogged ASAP after taking them.

Reason Five:- No Communication

I HAVE always let sponsors know when I was not going to be able to blog for them. Always given an a full accounting of time away from blogging, whether is be because I was moving, visiting daughters or just plain having a bad bout of depression they are always kept informed.

Quote “Combinations of these 5 reasons were most of what factored into our decision of who to remove from the team at this time. A few other case-by-case reasons may have been a part of it as well, but for the most part, bloggers who were removed fit at least 2, if not more, of these reasons.”

Anyway as you can see I feel I do not fit in to any of these groups and would still be a very happy and productive blogger for them and all my sponsor today. Instead I fell like I have had the shit kicked out of me both creatively and personally.

When all is said and done I have always done my utmost to show products in the best way that I can and with honesty and integrity and it is with some sense of relief that I am going to change my blogging and no longer have sponsors that have blogging targets. No more will I be chained with having to do so many posts per months or blog with in two weeks of item being sent.

I will still blog but only items that I WANT TO and not have to.

If you made it to the end of this long post thank you and good night .

Santorini Blue

Hair by [elikatira] [e] Abbey Brown 08 

Eyes by Madrid Solo – Mesh Eyes- Soft Summer -Green – Round R & Blue – Round L 

Mesh Head by CATWA HEAD Kori [Parted Lips 1] 

Face & Body Applier by 7 Deadly s[K]ins – Birdie HUD omega FACE&BODY apricot 

Mesh Body by Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1,Bento Hand L V4.1 & R ,Feet V4.1. 

Dress by JMK Designs @ The Wash Fair & Square 1 Dress 

Shoes by REIGN. (FiftyFive Linden Friday) MICHELLE HEELS 

Setting by ANHELO @ (FiftyFive Linden Friday) -T02SB-176GA :: tres en dehors (Santorini Blue) 

Pose by Image Essentials Studios and Pose Stores @ Designer Circle IE -GothNIC pose #4 

Location Home sim

Windlight settings :- Places alirium

Pineapple at the beach

Hair by TETRA – Pineapple Hair – (FiftyFive Linden Friday) 

Eyes by Madrid Solo – Mesh Eyes- Soft Summer -Green – Round R & Blue – Round L

Mesh Head by CATWA HEAD Kori [Parted Lips 1] 

Face & Body Applier by 7 Deadly s[K]ins – Birdie HUD omega FACE&BODY apricot 

Mesh Body by Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1,Bento Hand L V4.1 & R ,Feet V4.1. 

Tank & Jacket by IMaGE Factory Norah Jacket & Norah Tank Top (comes with colour changing hud) 

Shorts by {POSH PIXELS}(EnMesh Monthly June) {PP} Vintage Summer Shorts 

Shoes by Elysium Line pointy flats (Maitreya L &R) – red/charcoal 

Pose & Location by Image Essentials Studios and Pose Stores 

Windlight settings :- My Own

Taking a Lazy Day

Hair by ANALOG DOG HAIR – bound puff 

Eyes by Madrid Solo – Mesh Eyes- Soft Summer -Green – Round R & Blue – Round L

Mesh Head by LeLutka. Head.Simone 2.7 

Face Applier by !Lumae: LeLutka – Aurora – T3 Shell // Loved (Sale at the momtent 50% off all skins)

Mesh Body by Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1,Bento Hand L V4.1 & R ,Feet V4.1. 

Skin Applier by !Lumae : Body Applier HUDV2 – Shell (Sale at the momtent 50% off all skins)

Choker by ERSCH – Bonita Gacha Choker 16 (blue) Gatcha Prize 

Tank by IMaGE Factory Mariah Button Tank (comes with colour changing hud) 

Jeans by IMaGE Factroy HipHuger Jeans 

Shoes by Entice – Come Sail Away Sandals – Aqua – Maitreya 

Pose/furniture by GOOSE – Boho chic hang chair 

Standing Pose by Image Essentials Studios and Pose Stores

 IE Body line #8

Location by Image Essentials Studios and Pose Stores 

Windlight settings :- Magic Hour & Midday

The Girl and the Red Mini

Hair by Doe : Christine (solid) – Candy RARE

Eyes by Madrid Solo Mesh Eyes Soft Summer -Green -Round R & Blue L

Mesh Head by *!* EVEolution-head-Beta 4b BENTO 

Face & Skin Applier by 7 Deadly s[K]ins (Golden Apple Prize) – APPLE – omega FACE&BODY oak 

Mesh Body by Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L & R V4.1,Feet V4.1 & Lara V4.1

Dress by Meva Cubes Hole Dress MM Midnight June 1 (AM Prize) 

Shoes by Phedora / Connie Heels / Maitreya MM June 1 (AM Prize) 

Pose & Location by Image Essentials Studios and Pose Stores

  Anne pose #8 & #7 Image 

Windlights :- Default & Gwen’s Light

Cazimi Group Gifts

Hair by TRUTH HAIR Avery Elena VIP Gift April 

Fair flower by Cazimi : Hibiscus Hair Flower – Rainbow L GG 

Eyes by Madrid Solo Mesh Eyes Soft Summer -Green – Round R&L 

Mesh Head by [GA.EG] Barbara Bento Mesh Head 

Face & Body Applier by 7 Deadly s[K]ins @ eBENTO Event (June, 15th) FARRAH v2 omega FACE&BODY sand

Mesh Body by Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L & R V4.1,Feet V4.1 & Lara V4.1

Dress by Cazimi: Anandi – White GG 

Bracelets by Cazimi: Suhaila Indian Bangles-Blue & Gold (L&R) GG 

Shoes by REIGN.- NIKKI HEELS 

Pose by ExposeurThe Keyhole 

Location :- Photography Sim 

Windlights :- Ambient Grey

The Hunt for the Cure

Hair by TRUTH Lake- Multitone 1 

Eyes by Madrid Solo Mesh Eyes Soft Summer -Green – Round R & L 

Mesh Head,Lashes,Body,Feet & Hands by *!* EVE EVE -Slim-

V8.4 & lashes-#2 

Face & Body Applier by 7 Deadly s[K]ins @ eBENTO Event (June, 15th) LUKA HUD omega FACE&BODY powder

Medi/Pedi by Cazimi : Nails – Moroccan Sky (Omega) 

Outfit by [f o l k l o r i c a] @ UAC Medieval Faire  

[f] The Huntsman Gambeson and Leather Trousers 

Bow by [Gauze] Huntsman Bow& Quiver 

Boots by lassitude & ennui Hellebore oots – black 

Pose by Image Essentials Body line Male pose #7

Location :- LICK sim designs – Asian Fusion 

Windlights :- Places Greed,Places Mother & CalWL

The Lady in Pink

Hat by ~JMK~ @ UAC Medieval Faire The Lady Pink – Headdress 

Hair by[elikatira][e] Abbey – Brown 04

Eyes by Madrid Solo Mesh Eyes Soft Summer -Green – Round R & L 

Mesh Head by LeLutka Bento Head-SIMONE 2.7

Mesh Body,Feet & Hands by Maitreya Bento Hand L-R, Feet L & RV4.1 V4.0 & Lara V3.5 

Face Applier by 7 Deadly s[K]ins @ Applique – Moreya pineapple (Lelutka head)

Body/skin Applier by 7 Deadly s[K]ins HUD omega PINEAPPLE 

Dress by ~JMK~@ UAC Medieval Faire 

~JMK~The Lady Pink (Maitreya Lara Fit)

Pose by Image Essentials Demure #3

Location Photography Sim 

Windlights :- FSOriginal

Home and Garden event Texture Me True Event

RFL Home and Garden Event does not scream fabric when you think of these but, you hav curtains carpets and other soft funishing and so these are also represented at the expo.

Gerald turnwam has long been a texture designer of great talent and has a nack for creating fabrics that are just what you are looking  for when you are looking for them. With rich colours and a flare for the dramatic and elegant these are the fabric you want for you home/store even clothing. Texture Me True are on the Hope 2 sim

Home and Garden Event Icaland Edition

Now when you go to an event like the RFL Home and Garden Event ,what do you expect to fine. Lots of plants,shrubs,planters and all manner  of garden items. B ut sometings you are looking  for that something different and i thnk you will find it with Icaland on the Hope 2 Sim.Finding plants growing out of books and out of bust is noval for a garden at least.