Back in the 70’s, and 80’s I think, Mars used the slogan ‘a Mars a day helps you work, rest and play’ in the UK and some other countries too I believe. It’s become one of the most famous advertising slogans and is still remembered today. Several years after they stopped using it a study was performed which asked children (who were all born after they stopped using the slogan) to name the slogans that came to their mind when seeing various products. The majority got the Mars Bar one even though they were all too young to have ever seen it being actively used. That’s the power of marketing and advertising.
It won’t surprise a lot of people that I strongly believe in marketing ourselves as individual bloggers…we are our own brand and we all need to promote ourselves and our work accordingly to engage readers and followers to see our work. If you’re representing other brands by blogging their items for them then you have a duty to ensure that those items receive the maximum exposure possible. This, of course, applies less if you’re a ‘just for fun’ blogger and are blogging items that you bought to show your style etc…but you will still want to share those images with the maximum amount of people.
Whatever the reasons you blog, or however new or experienced you are if you aren’t yet a member of the Blogger & Vlogger Network you can still use the resources on the BVN website and watch the live presentation videos on the BVN youtube channel. I’m still a relatively new blogger…two years next week for this iteration of my blog…and I learn something new every week at the talks…in fact usually several things!
About the Stuff:
It’s the little things that make me happy! I’ve been trying to work these shoes from Bleich at FaMESHed into a post since it opened at the beginning of the month but everything I’ve had to blog has been dresses for formals or summer rompers and dresses etc. So when I received the new E-Clipse Design Work Hard set that’s available now at Shiny Shabby I was a very happy bunny! Finally, a great casual outfit AND a reason to get my sneakers on \o/
The outfit comes in 5 colour options and in fits for Belleza Freya and Isis, Slink Hourglass and Original and Maitreya Lara (worn). I haven’t tried on the other bodies but the fit on the Lara is great. The trainers/sneakers (whatever you call them in your part of the world) are by Bleich and come in 6 colour options and in 2 style options. Fit wise they are available for women in Belleza, Maitreya (worn), Slink and TMP and for men in Slink and TMP fits. There’s a colour hud to change the laces colours too so you can mix up the look between the two style options included.
Head – Lelutka – Simone 2.7 Bento
Skin – Lara Hurley and Iza Lelutka Applier
Hands – Maitreya Bento Hands
Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears
Piercings -^^Swallow^^ Bollywood Septum Ring & Piercings
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Undercut **NEW** at Collabor88
*Top – E-Clipse Design – Work Hard Top **NEW** at Shiny Shabby
*Pants – E-Clipse Design – Work Hard Pants **NEW** at Shiny Shabby
*Shoes – Bleich – Tiger **NEW** at FaMESHed
Tattoo – Bolson – Hanzo
Pose – Everglow – Skateboard
Location – Virtual Decay