Merchant’s Guide to Bloggers

TL;DR NUTSHELL FOR BLOGGER BOX SENDERS:

  1. Get Blogger Box Senders from the Notices of Fantasy Faire Backstage.
  2. Choose either A-K or L-Z based on the first letter of your FIRST name. (Account, not display.)
  3. Rez out the five boxes in your work lab or home (not in Fairelands).
  4. Keep only the boxes you’ll need rezed: they are for different type of items depending if the items need a woman or a man avatar to wear, require land to rez on, or change the avatar into something completely different.
  5. Box up your review copies into one box, make sure it has your store’s name in it. If you make items for several categories, then a box per category/sender. Remember you can also send just a notecard with item pictures and a contact request.
  6. Put that box into the contents of the correct box sender.
  7. Click it to bring up the menu and click Send B button. 
  8. Leave it there running and doing its job.

Greetings, o Makers of Fantastic Things!

If you are interested in getting most promotion to your Faire Wares through our official bloggers, please read on!

First of all: you do not have to give out review copies unless you want to. If you have your own bloggers, you can also use just them if that suits you better. However, our official bloggers do get into the early access on 18th, and therefore can take lagfree pictures in the Fairelands very well.

SENDING REVIEW COPIES TO EVENT BLOGGERS:

What should I include in the Review Copies?
The review copies may include anything you wish from your Faire-wares, but generally it’s recommended that they’d be the new RFL items, so the bloggers can draw attention to those in their posts. It is a good idea to add a landmark or other info of your store into the box as well. Make sure that the box you send has your store’s name in it, too! If you want to make bloggers really happy, add the pictures of your items into the box, so they can see what things are without unboxing everything.

What if I don’t want to send my items to ALL the bloggers?
If you do not want to send your items to a big group of bloggers, you can also send a notecard with pictures of your items and your contact info with a request that if the bloggers want to blog your items, they should contact you personally. Send it out in the appropriate sender and the notecard will be delivered to the bloggers: this is much more reliable way of catching their attention than signs in the booth. The other option is of course going through the blogger list, handpicking and contacting them yourself.

How do I get the right box senders?
The blogger box senders are delivered through Fantasy Faire Backstage’s notices. Grab a box (full of boxes) from there.

There’s boxes of boxes to open! First one has just two: Merchants A – K and Merchants L – Z. They are divided by the first letter of your first name (account, not display). The division is to make sure the script doesn’t die: there are a LOT of you. Pick the one that fits with your name and open that one. That will have the actual boxes: Women, Men, Furniture, Petites and Creatures.

Where should I rez the box senders?
Somewhere where they can stay quite a while. I recommend your work platform/lab, or even your home, but please not in the Fairelands. Every script less in the Fairelands is always a boon for the whole.

Why are there five differently named senders?
The blogger lists in the senders vary depending on which categories the blogger was interested in blogging. This way you don’t send out a castle to a blogger with no chance to rez it or a fancy frippery gown to a guy who really wishes to blog just menswear.

Women – for items that require a female avatar to use
Men – for items that require a male avatar to use
Furniture – for items that require rezing: furniture, decor, builds
Petites – for items that are for Petite Avatars
Creatures – for items that change the avatar into a new one

I have my review copies ready in a box, how do I send them out to bloggers?
Place the review copy box into the contents of the appropriate sender, aka box full of gowns into the sender that says Women, or unisex sword into both Women- and Men-senders, or a fountain collection into Furniture.

Please add just one box per sender.

Click the box to bring up the menu. Click Send B button. You’re done!

Now just leave it be until it’s done. It checks through the blogger list and sends out the review copy box only when the bloggers are online, checking their online status first. This prevents the eternal capped-ims problem, but means the box should be left rezed to do its work.

If you are interested in how the box and its script works, click here to read its technical descriptions.

That’s really all there is to it: Acquire The Box, rez it, drop review copy box in its contents and hit ‘Send B’. Yeydone!

I’m a Faire-merchant, but all the boxes auto-destruct when I rez them! What do I do?
First check that you have the right boxes: remember, they are divided alphabetically into two. A-K and L-Z are based on the first letter of your first name (account, not display).

If all the boxes ever self-destruct, that means I wasn’t aware that you’re a merchant (usually this happens when people share booths, but the word doesn’t reach me about it).

In that case, just im or notecard Sonya Marmurek about this and I will send you your very own blogger box senders, absolutely no reason to panic!

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