As time gets closer to a huge trip for my business, my gaming time gets to be less and less. I still get more in than the average Joe, which isn’t a great thing. I really should go to the gym more or go for a walk with the dog sometimes.
But to be fair, I am dealing with some things that make walking difficult, so….
Plus I do have regular long drives to a cafe or the roaster for my business each week. Living remote makes this take enough time out of the office as it is.
I’ve went over things well in Inworldz. Wondering how I could get the most out of my time there. And think I’ve found a decent solution.
- Get my breedables down to a certain number. (In the works.)
- Once again sell stuff I’ve made that people like.
- And surely have enough time to create one new product a week, and one new freebie a month for the group.
- Plus, maybe do something for MMP
Unfortunately, raising izzies for RFL seems a lot tougher this year. I’m not sure why. I’d say I pissed people off with my comments on the oYo coat mix up. I was “nice” about it, but also brutally honest in group notice to my peeps. Neither of the two most malicious offenders in the situation are in my group.
Still, attitudes were sort of selfish in places. I think most have come around to realizing a better way to think of the situation, which is good. But I, and a few others, have noticed a distinct “mood” in people this year. More temperamental, less willing to “give”, and sometimes even resentful of fundraising. So strange, even elsewhere I haven’t ever seen such a mood in all the years I’ve been on grids. Something is in the water, I think.
Something like this shows you really quick who you can truly trust and who you cannot. Luckily, one person I questioned turned out to be very trustworthy. Sadly, another I’ve been friends with for a long time has turned into someone I really don’t want to know any longer. Very sad people have to be that way. They must be very unhappy.
(as I write this, the worse offender is trying to defend herself publicly and say it’s oYo’s fault. Well, geesh, what did you expect to happen when you have over a dozen wrong packages delivered to your door and you choose to profit from it instead of doing the right thing and getting them to the right owner? When there was a notice sent anyway. I don’t think this will end well for her. Better not, anyway. Calling oyo irresponsible and saying they should do this and that. Oh, honey, they’ve done that and a whole lot more. And I helped, in a way. )
This situation did give me the push I needed. The push I have been looking for to get myself to stop being a full large breeder and come down to a small breeder status.
The business, the writing, the artwork, etc….I do need to back off.
My goal is to be at small breeder status in November.
On the oYo fiasco…they have made amends. Certain “circumstances” are in place to make sure the offenders do not profit from keeping the bundles they should not have. And more goodies have been added to the official horses that hopefully the group and RFL will benefit from even more.
I got to play spy…and I don’t care if it’s known. I’m not a secret spy. Besides, it was kind of fun! 🙂
Wouldn’t recommend the job though…pay was kind of lousy and it was a bit dangerous at times.
For Relay For Life, I’ll have to close down my main RFL sales area on September 10th. Interest is way, way down this year. Sales just not happening as they did last year.
Since I’m strapped for time, there’s no use in keeping it running. Instead, I’m keeping a few spots at M&K Stables and at Bluestar Breedables to benefit RFL.
There’s just so much going on throughout the oYo community this year for RFL that people are strapped for time and resources to participate. Having my RFL offerings at markets where they visit already will work a lot better than a new location that really offers too much. Convenience for the shoppers. And time saving when they have 20 items at a time to check out versus 200.
Maybe…somehow i don’t really care anymore, after seeing the cruelty of a few people in chat. REally? you’re going to bash someone who saves up all year just to give and help raise money for RFL? This isn’t chump change we’re talking about!!!! Oyo breedables raised over 1 million game dollars for RFL last year in Inworldz alone.
Yes, people CAN just give money straight in and not get anything back, but geesh! If you make it fun for people to give by giving them something fun in return, even something in pixels, they feel good about giving the money and they keep on giving.
This is a system for raising funds for fundraising that has worked for many years on the grids. Not in just breedables but all over, with houses, home decor, landscaping, clothes, everything.
I do wish I had seen more than just myself and one other person defending the situation publicly. Note: this is a public chat so I’m not revealing anything private.
But anyway, at least today I learned of a few people to avoid becoming friends with…or where to not shop. The most worse offender says she’s selling out and leaving because of this. Good riddance, I say. I ain’t fooled. She knows full well what she’s been doing.
I just hope she’s okay in Real Life. No matter how wrong she is in this situation and how she’s acting like a two year old, I get the feeling that she’s a good person behind the avatar. I hope she finds happiness and a way to learn from this mistake and come out better on the other side.
Got some FOE comments, but another time. I am out of time for break and must get back to work now.