At weekends Im usually bit lazy with my blogging but not today so Ill give you some problems to ponder:
How about the latest PR idea from Linden Lab, “Calling all Bloggers” They want residents to blog for free. Rub my back and I rub yours, is the payment. But do they rub sexy enough for you to work for free? I have been asked a numerous times to blog events, parties and hunts for different occasions and also to promote regions and grids. And I have always tried to help out.
Still, sometimes I wonder “whats in it for me?” kind of. A blog post takes time to write, you need to work with pictures and get landmark, links and stuff. This is free PR stuff for them who benefits from it. Then why dont they share i, retweet it or otherwise use it? If they dont use it, what´s the point of me doing it? I dont benefit as its sort of a “lost” blogpost for me. Its just commercial and posts like this dont generate any extra goods for me. And if them who benefits from it dont want to use it, its lost and I wont do it again, of course.
If you are a creator you take for granted that ppl pay for your stuff when they buy it. But when a blogger promotes your stuff for free, and you dont even RT it or plurk it, which signals do u think you give to the blogger? You give the signal “i take you for granted” or ” i dont like this blogpost so I wont use it”. Do u think you will get anymore blogs after that?
Linden Lab are at least quite huge so they can tempt with a possibility to get more traffic to a blog if that´s what a blogger want. But what do you have to offer? So think about how you treat this kind of free stuff in blogs. There is a risk you will get invicible if u dont use it right :)
Read more: The new freebie culture ~ Marx Dudek
The other drama was a really bad griefer/hacker problem a resident with numerous of sims has had for a while. She dont seem to get support. If so its really worrysome…“I have over 250 sim / games places in a special group where we communicate all these sims are reliant on my game for income / traffic etc recently (last night) i seem to have attracted a serious hacker / griefer who has managed to close my sim down on several occasions and effect my grid wide games by doing so” I saw in a comment they are talking about a way to prevent such things like using mobile phone verification to register or something like that as some other sites does. Is it a good idea? Something has to be done anywoo but it has to work in multiple countries. Read on: Griefer/hackers and Linden Lab