Last Updated: 09/11/2017 – just to update some wording
** Please keep in mind, this is for everything moving forward from April 2017. **
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. Deia (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 designer I have a pre-defined relationship/partnership with. 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 designer partnerships… 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 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 application 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 designer partnerships 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 designer partnerships that I have who communicated ahead of time what their expectations will be.
- Rule Changes After Acceptance: There are times that Designers see fit to change the rules for their bloggers, without doing a full overhaul of their team. In situations like this, the older bloggers are not required to fill out an application that accepts these new rules, and oftentimes are just expected to be subject to them arbitrarily, without being consulted whether these changes would work for their schedule or not, given that they agreed to a previous set of rules. How this blog handles rule changes is: If I’m having to re-apply and accept your new rules, then you can take it as an obvious agreement to abide by these new rules. However, if you do not require older bloggers to re-apply, and accept your new rules **I will continue to follow the rules I was originally accepted under.** This is, as has been a theme throughout this review policy, to protect myself, my work, my blog, and to respect the hard work of OTHER designer partnerships that I have.
- 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 non-negotiable. If you are a Designer that does not post their Guidelines on their application and do not like my personal policy towards this type of lack of communication, then it is fully within your right to not accept me into your blogger group. If you accept me, I will assume you have read to and agree to this policy, as it was written BEFORE I applied to – or you invited me to – your group. 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 designer partnerships, and this is the best way I have found to do so.
Thank you for your time and understanding! ♥