hi! im a new simblr, can you give me any advice to start off? i love your page and theme, by the way. :)
Sandy’s Masterpost for starting a new Simblr! 👍
Welcome to the community! I’m so glad you like my blog! Just a few months ago I was also new to the community so I know how daunting it can be! Below I’ve put together a bunch of helpful tips and links that I’ve either used in the past or believe will be useful to you, and any other new/aspiring simblrs! Obviously, everything is subjective- what works for me might not work for everyone else!
🎁 The Basics:
Make your tumblr a seperate tumblr, not a sideblog under your main/personal blog. It will make everything easier in the long run, trust me!
Use your description to advertise to others what you and your blog are all about. Also having either your URL or your avatar sim related will quickly advertise to others that you’re a simblr!
Enable replies and asks in your blogs settings, if you want people to be able to interact with you and your posts! Bare in mind an interactive simblr is much more approachable!!
Keep it sim related! A few personal posts every once and a while is perfectly fine, but post a lot of unrelated stuff you could lose followers.
Network! Follow other simblr’s, like their posts, leave friendly and encouraging comments! Making friends in this community is a sure-fire way to get started. I would be nowhere without my simblr friends!
Don’t become disheartened if it takes you a while to take off! Every simblr grows at a different rate.
Don’t mistag your posts! Failing to tag your NSFW content or tagging posts that aren’t cc posts as ts4cc will make you very unpopular.
Keep your blog atleast 80% original content! It’s much easier for a blog that tries to be original to gain traction in this community!
Don’t get caught up in how many followers/notes you have! Just post what you post because you love it! Don’t worry what other people think.
Everyone at some point or another will recieve anon hate. It’s sad that there’s so many negative people out there, but my advice is just to delete it. If you do want to post it, handle it with grace and dignity! (think of Audrey Hepburn!)
This is more a personal one but: try your best to avoid the drama!!
Finally, treasure your followers & always stay humble!
🎁 Common Simblr Terms Explained:
NSFW: Not safe for work. This is used for any posts that contain nudity of adult themes! It’s very important to tag these posts.
WIP: Work In Progress. This can refer to any sim related project that is unfinished.
WCIF: Where Can I Find? If someone sees a peice of CC in one of your posts that they like they may send you a ‘WCIF’ through your ask box, they’re simply asking where they can find that certain peice of cc. Not all simblrs agree to answer WCIF’s but it’s certainly very nice to!
MM: Maxis Match. Refering to custom content that matches the general
of the game.
Alpha: Refers to hairstyles that don’t fit the aesthetic of the game, as they have alpha layers which allow certain parts of the mesh to be transparent. This is what makes alpha hairstyles more realistic looking.
Clayified: Refers to Alpha hairstyles that have been retextured to look more maxis match.
This is everything I could think of! I hope something here helps you get started! If you’re hoping to be a story based blog I’d reccomend checking out my storytelling masterpost!Otherwise, good luck love!! 💖
Thanks to @artistefish I am LIVING for InuKag once more. Like, I always am, but it’s a burning fire right now. I’m really grateful, since I’ve been lacking the passion (but never the love!) lately. I am enthralled with her 90s High school AU SO MUCH I can’t even… ahhhhh! I’m getting nostalgic for all things pre-teen me used to love, and even made a playlist of old songs I used to listen to when I was younger and there was nothing but love for Inuyasha in my heart. I didn’t have a lot of time to work on this, but I had to throw something together to express my adoration for this AU and this artist/writer that I’ve admired for so long now.
“Newt and I will take care of you” YES YOU WILL, TINA. YOU WOULD SO WELL.
A world in which Crewtina is a thing and it fits in with canon and everything is great and Credence is loved and Tina and him are the mother hens of their favorite reckless noodle man.
Our Fantastic Newt and How to Keep Him Safe.
(non-linear, just random time stamps of fun loving president pkane and his adorkable stoic assistant jtoews)
Patrick’s spent the day constantly in motion.
He’s afraid if he stops for a second, everything will catch up to him and he
might have a breakdown. It’s Election Day and he’s only a few hours away from
possibly becoming the next President of the United States.
He’s also spent the whole day as close to Jonny
as possible. He won’t let the man out of his sight. It gets so bad that Jonny
can’t even fulfill his assistant duties like answering calls or running errands
because Patrick’s clutching his bicep half of the time.
All of Patrick’s loved ones are with him by
the end of the night. Most of the polls are close and once the west coast
states start getting called, it’s a done deal.
When news networks start calling it, Patrick
reaches over for Jonny’s hand and gives it a squeeze before he’s bombarded with
hugs from his family and Sharpy and has to let go.
After an attack by the Lost Boys, Emma and Killian find themselves in an impossible situation. Canon divergence from 3x07.
This was an idea I had back in September, but let it sit after writing the intro and finally picked it up again recently. Working on it has basically kept me going during an intensely shitty week. The first 3 chapters are already complete. @caprelloidea is basically the best person ever for helping me through this one.
They’ve just finished filling the canteens when he hears it. A familiar rustle somewhere behind him in the jungle, the same noise that kept him on edge for years in this hellish place, the one that left him looking over his shoulder for centuries. He glances over at Emma to see she’s oblivious, capping the water and adjusting the satchel over her shoulder, her ears not as attuned to this place as his are.
“Swan,” he whispers. She turns to face him and he raises a finger to his lips, tilting his head in the direction of the noise.
They stand there frozen for a long moment listening, the only sounds the occasional call of a bird or the chirping of an insect. He’s just about to relax when he hears it again, and by the tensing of Emma’s shoulders she can as well. She looks toward the noise and back at him, instinctively reaching over her shoulder for her cutlass.
The cutlass she’d given back to Baelfire.
Her eyes widen, and the first tinge of panic starts creeping up his nerves. Emma glances around for something, anything she can use as a weapon as he draws his own sword, stepping between the noise and Emma. It could just be an animal, or one of their group wondering what’s taking them so long, or -
The Lost Boys appear, faces slowly emerging from the jungle. First just in front of him, and then to his right, and his left, swords glinting in the sunlight and arrows dark-tipped with poison.
A dozen weapons against one.
He spares the quickest of glances back and sees Emma frozen, still empty-handed. He turns back to his attackers, one last sweep of the landscape as he considers their options. There’s only one.
There’s only a split-second before they both turn and sprint, splashing over the shallow stream and barreling headlong into the jungle. They need to put some distance between them and the Lost Boys, take advantage of their longer strides and find some kind of hiding place to wait it out as they go by. But as his legs and lungs first start to burn as they duck and tumble and run, dodging arrows the whole way, he realizes what Pan’s crew is really doing.