This backdrop did make me laugh so had to get it.
There’s been so much negative feedback about the new sim Backdrop City that I seriously had to put my two cents worth in.
I’m a daily vlogger/blogger and try to do a lot of my blogs around the various sims in Second Life as I love showing off scenery specifically when I am filming.
But, there is a but. Lag happens a lot and you will often hear me moaning about that when I’m vlogging and can’t Rez a hud properly. So it’s the home platform to film. Now I’m not rich by any means and having to buy backdrops as often as I need them and props, actually works out damn expensive. I’m showcasing merchants when I’m doing this and I’m personally not earning a penny.
When the sim Backdrop city opened it meant that on days I suffer bad lag there is somewhere I could go and get that photo or picture together at last minute.
I think the numerous assertions that this will mess up merchants incomes etc is daft.
The reason I feel that way is simple. Since I first joined SL I’ve taken photos in many places where people have had said backdrops freely available to use and scenes other people have created. There have been free to use photo studios and I know of other places that just contain backdrops. This has been existing in SL ever since I learnt you could take a photo.
The lady that set this up has physically using her own money paid for each of the backdrops and also pays for the sim.
I in turn have purchased backdrops from merchants that I thought wow, wonder what else they have as a result of visiting this sim.
So logically who has missed out financially?
The items were purchased and I know some of those cost in excess of 1k per Backdrop. So money was exchanged.
I agree that items listed at events need to be held back till event is over but seriously there is a bigger picture.
In reality we buy and sell on what we buy. That’s real life commerce. We buy a car, we sell it on. The principle is pretty much the same here if people are talking about commerce in SL. Every business has to have a backup plan on how they sustain their business and how they plan to market it.
People showcasing fabulous backdrops in blog posts or videos is also part of the market plan.
Do we complain when a dance merchants dances appear in dance systems at clubs for all to use? That a house is multiplied in sims as part of rental businesses?
Yet there is a huge cry out on someone who is earning nothing, not even a land tip.
Certainly don’t be negative about bloggers who use these because frankly we are advertising for you.
Oh and remember everyone ganging up to harangue one person who thought she was doing a great thing for bloggers and vloggers, is a little bit like bullying. Think before you post. It’s not nice for anyone to find out they are being so maligned no matter who they are. And my goodness I have read some pretty toxic comments.
I’ve been there, worn the tshirt and it’s pretty soul hurting. Is that the people we want to be?
We are a community last time I checked.
Get to know the person and what she was aiming to do. Read the signs on the sim and just seriously be kind. Have a discussion, consider a marketing idea? Possibilities are endless.
Oh and be considerate of the bloggers who seriously are not making anything and who invest a lot of money in drawing together scenes for posts. It’s so totally a urban myth. That they get everything for free. I can guarantee that is not the case. A lot of us actually pay for our blogs and our props. We do it because we love it.
Eleanor fur coat from Asteria
Tinker top from Blueberry
Caitli legging from Scandalize
Marten boots from ROC
Charlotte hair from Analog Dog
Only in my dreams pose from Luanes World
Adriana sunglasses from LEGENDAIRE
Paparazzi backdrop from Astralia
Catya bento head from CATWA
Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz
Lara mesh body Maitreya
Christy dark skin Lara Hurley