Last Updated: 04/08/2017
** Please keep in mind, this is for everything moving forward from April 2017. This does not apply to current sponsors. Any agreements already in place will be met and kept. This is to simply outline a procedure for moving forward. **
Alexithymia – originally called “Confessions of a First-Time Pageant Model” – is a female fashion/beauty/accessory blog that focuses on the female avatar in Second Life. Samineh (Tiviyah Resident) is the sole author and the only avatar associated with this blog. Any other avatar claiming to be associated with Alexithymia is misrepresenting themselves and the blog, and I would advise you to let me (Tiviyah) know immediately so that something can be done.
RL will always come first for me (Tiviyah), as I’m sure you all can understand. Because of this, I have outlined the following review policy for this blog, to take effect April 2017, from here on out.
- Unsolicited Review Copies: This is defined as review copies sent to me by someone other than a sponsor. First of all, thank you! I am humbled that you like my work enough to send me something that you would like me to consider reviewing. Please understand my first priority is RL, and my second priority is my sponsors… because of this, I cannot guarantee that a copy you send to me will be reviewed or used in Alexithymia (this blog). I will always try to take a look at something and see what it is, but if I am swamped in sponsored posts, or if the particular item is not to my taste or personal style, it may not be used. Please do not take offense to this. I want to show everyone’s creation in the best possible light I can. If it’s not my personal style, I would be afraid to not showcase it as well as your hard work deserves. ❤
- New Applications WITHOUT Defined Posting Guidelines: These are blogger applications that I personally fill out, that do NOT define a minimum number of posts per month ON the application. Designers have a certain duty to communicate expectations to bloggers before they are accepted and will be expected to be held to those guidelines. I have seen – and been subject to – too many times where an applications has NO defined minimum number of posts that will be expected, then been accepted into the blogger group only to have a stipulation put out that, “Oh, by the way, you must post 5 times per month. Have fun!” That said, to protect myself, my work, my blog, and to take into account the hard work of OTHER sponsors that I have, if I am accepted to a blogger group and your application did not define posting guidelines ahead of time: **I will only be posting as often as the items fit my personal style and fit into my posting schedule. I will not acknowledge minimums posed on me AFTER the fact.** This is, again, to protect myself, my work, my blog, and to respect the hard work of OTHER sponsors that I have who communicated ahead of time what their expectations will be.
- New Applications With Defined Posting Guidelines: These are blogger applications that I personally fill out, that define a minimum number of posts per month ON the application. If I am filling out this application, I am agreeing to this minimum number that you have defined, and I will be held to that minimum. I am agreeing to communicate with you and/or your blogger manager if a time comes when I cannot fulfill this minimum.
Please keep in mind, this IS the review policy of this blog. This is me communicating with you what myself as the author of this blog can and cannot – as well as will and will not – do. I have to protect myself, my work, and my sponsors, and this is the best way I have found to do so.
Thank you for your time and understanding! ❤