Spring has arrived at the Temple and while the updates might be of minor interest to you they are big milestones for me. I am trying to return towards my original approach towards SL creativity, my brand and my vision while balancing the financial and management aspect of it being my job too.
So what do I want to achieve in the future?
- I am again trying to take more time to update the marketing of my products on Marketplace to gain more visibility out of the usual crowds or occasional event visitors;
- I plan to update the current products so they all offer the same options and are up to date to my current range of possible application to reduce confusion, while taking more time to work on the -Worldmaker- projects which are focused on region building themed builds.
- I am planning to say goodbye to two of my current 5 regions, Aear and Annon, not only for tier-sake but also so I can feel less overwhelmed by rebuilding and updating what I am currently owning. Having to pay fewer tiers monthly allows me to feel less compelled to participate in so many events that drain a lot of time I wish to employ otherwise with a different purpose.
- Update and rebuild fully Selidor and Athan, maybe open twice a year my private region for curious visitors and photographers.
I have already started on updating the interior of the Temple mostly because at a certain point I realized my skin fair booth had better texturing that my own main store... And I started to cover all of the Libertine products also on Marketplace, once realizing my gacha reseller alt has a better Marketplace store than my main brands of which I do make a living out of.
You would think those are some basic things that a SL store owner of 11+ years is aware of but the length of my SL presence is its own curse. Maintaining and updating my creations often gets everything to a haul: having to retire, remake and update my creations makes me stop and wait until everything is on the same level so I can step further to load on MP or feel as I accomplished something. This wait made me skip years of potential exposure because of not focusing on store and product updates but immediate deadlines with a lot of events that do help me be more successful financially on the short term but on long term destroy any chance for more free creative ideas and projects.
The choice to give up temporarily most of events is not an easy one as the financial hit is consistent but I trust that in the future it will gain me more time, better products and better sales, aiming at more longlasting and worthwhile products.
I also wish to add this is not a stance against events at all. I do believe Events in SL are fresh new blood of ideas, themes and fun, organized by incredible folks that do kick their butts for monthly great chances and fun occasions for all: creators, bloggers and customers. This is my personal choice out of personal goals and perception and the point I Am in my SL career, Life and what I want to achieve. I will still maintain a couple of events a month though, so you don't think I am dead-er than usual.
So come to the temple to admire the new rug textures, gacha circle, stone floors and updated center pool and take time to take a trip to Aear and Annon as they might not be around for much longer.
Hope you'll enjoy,
It's time to feed your unrealistic expectations at this year Skinfair's Fallen Gods Incarnated store with some orcish and sparkly genetics you never knew you might even think about incarnating into. Demos are sent in groups in case the sim is full and there's a hidden blessing as a gift for you at the fair store. Hope you enjoy,
The applier update and re-release of Sanctum tattoo comes with this spring edition of Twisted Divine Hunt. Find the first metal color pack with the first hint here below then follow the main hunt or stop for a mini hunt to collect all the color packs. Hope you enjoy,
A couple of days ago for the holiday of bad romance I thought would be nice to send a sincere wish and small gift to all of my customers using the Casper system. My gift didn't include any notecard, promo or link, it was simply, well, a gift. I realized today after quite a stir, some unpleasant complaints and insults, that my interpretation of the Casper system was probably wrong and I apologize for that and disrupting your Second Life experience by sending you an undesired Valentine.
I can here assure my customers that they won't receive any more gifts for Christmas, Valentine's day or any other reason than an Update through the system and they have to refer to my official group.
My reasoning seemed sensible at the time as a lot of my patrons keep their messages capped and contact me and my CSR afterward, but I also didn't count in that the majority of my customers are not patrons but occasional buyers unfamiliar with my attitude, creations and marketing approach. So far I sent 3 gifts in the past 5 years of using Caspervend and 11 years of running a creative brand in Second Life: 2 for Christmas and one for Valentine's day. Those that are familiar with my ways know my main support is customer satisfaction and word of mouth, and I don't need to rely on "tricks" to grow my support base.
Said that my apology is sincere, and I know for many I just came out as a random -dude- sending you an unwanted pantie box with stuff. To you, I say I hope we will get to know each other better and you will forgive my interruption with a future positive relationship.
Please notice that the following products state they are notice and update tools for the special type of creations as stated on their sale panel:
Chronos Collectable Egg 63 - Gives Updates to Collectors whenever a new Egg is released or available.
Villa Ambrata Keys - Will send an update when VIllas are released for purchase
The day of bad romance and red roses is here. I enjoy the festivity as a reminder on how romance can be amusing, attractive and is to celebrate all year long. Because remember, today is Valentine, for the rest of the year, there's Libertine... click
A few special promotions for this Holiday, a few new releases, events and re-openings. The New Libertine showroom is open for you to visit with a new release, Redeux also opens tonight with new releases and there's a special discounted promotion on a new release on Marketplace. Hope you enjoy,
The Second Birth is now: Uruk Kin the genesis of the older Fallen Legacy genetics. A pre-release for a major skin series, still partially beta but open for updates in the hope you will enjoy the incarnation already. A few face makeups to bless your steps in addition to the skins and the sets are available at this special "Lord of the Rings" themed round of Enchantment. Hope you enjoy,
More than a Libertine Egg or less than used panties? As Dessert or as Gold? More than Grappa or less than nothing? I offer you a reasonable way to express your appreciation to your loved, or not, ones through a very reliable measure system. You are also invited to visit the new rebuilt Libertine Manor Showroom. Hope you enjoy,
The Scale of Love
Copy and Transfer packs with Transfer singles available for purchase separately in the showroom. Cupid's Step Display
Included in the sets but also a Fallen Gods Inc. group gift until 14 February. (touch the panel with group tag on)
The month of love, sensuality and masquerades starts low key and low price, opening with a soft growing focus on Libertine by tradition during this time of the year. A suggestion, a whisper, a nudge towards gifting, thoughts of love and the overall amusement we can enjoy during the charade of senses. I hope you enjoy,
30L Anniversary, 2-10 February Libertine with 30L deals on transfer boxes and gifting set single items Fallen Gods Inc. with 30L deals on Touch of a Lover tattoo, all colors Sartoria Italiana collaboration with Faida 30L Deal on Nymphe Gold. TELEPORT (SLurl)
I updated vendor profiles, added panels and made past releases available at the Temple. Also the New Year specials are now available for regular sale. Hope you enjoy and find something you were looking for until the next batch of due releases next month,
Twisted Krissmus, Dandelion Winterdreams Factory and Winter's Hollow are three holiday-themed events I am happy to participate. With Libertine and Fallen gifts and releases, they are here to brighten this Season Festivities and fill your second life with discoveries, winter lanes and creativity.
Hope you enjoy,