= Information =
FabFree was started by Cherlindrea Lamont in September 2007, who gave over leadership to Renee Lowenhart in September 2008.
** NOTE: Renee Lowenhart is currently on leave. Please contact Love Trill via notecard with any inquiries.
Fabulously Free in SL groups
FabFree has an update group. Search ‘fabfree’ in Groups, check the ‘mature content’ box and our two groups will appear:
➜To be informed about Fabulous Free, cheap finds and receive group gifts please join the Fabulously Free in SL group.
>If you would like a designer tag to have the ability to send notices to the Fabulously Free in SL group, send a notecard to request an application from suicideblonde.scheflo.
>Please, read our review policy if you have an item you would like showcased on the FabFree blog.
✿Both groups chatter often, please see the group rules for what is acceptable.✿
☆Word of mouth goes a long way!☆
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Why blog free items?
Free items can increase business sales!
Staying ahead of the competition is tough in this highly competitive and ever changing market. Businesses try various methods to gain the maximum exposure for their products, giving sample products is one way to introduce individuals to the product line.
Freebies introduce your product to consumers who might otherwise be unacquainted with your creations. Freebies are great advertising tools that gets the customer in the store and familiar with the product. If the product is good and able to gain the attention of many individuals, the number of people who actually become regular consumers would increase, thus increasing sales.
Why are you blogging something I already saw on another blog or the feed?
There are several reasons for this. We get tips all the time and it takes time to follow up on everything. Sometimes another blog will feature this item before us, but this is not a problem. Less than 5% of our readers are from feeds and incoming links. This means that 95% of the readers come directly to our blog. There is no reason to exclude these readers from being informed of a freebie just because another blog got there first.
How come your pictures aren’t made fancy like other blogs?
We choose not to photoshop our pictures because this is not what the product looks like when you buy it in world. We are showing you a true representation of the product and not something that has been post-picture-edited to look better.
Why did you blog “that”, I think it looks horrible?
Just because you hate the item does not mean that someone else might not love the item or find parts of it useful for their Second Life experience. To attack people for doing their best at creating free and original content is counterproductive. If you feel that you can do better with the item, then, by all means, put your talent where you mouth is and show the community. Until then, be tolerant of everyone’s unique individual abilities.
What is the deal with your shapes?
The beauty of SL is that everyone can look any way they want. There is no set ideal for beauty. The FabFree writers use their own personal shape. We do not conform to anyone else’s model of beauty. We are all beautiful regardless of shape and size. To criticize a person for having a more realistic shape in Second Life is just silly.
I have a freebie/review item. Can I send it to one of the FabFree writers?
Yes, but read our review policy first.
Why didn’t you blog my freebie/review item yet?
We can’t guarantee your creation will be featured on the blog, especially at busy times. Sometimes there just is not enough time in the day to get to everything. There may be other reasons you do not see your item here. If you are not the original designer, we tend to avoid blogging you. If your items are transferable, we worry that if we blog your items resellers might come, buy 100 copies and try to sell it at their resale shops. We know there are legit resellers who would never do this but there are other resellers with shady practices that we would rather not expose your shop to and have someone steal your hard work. For more information, read our review policy.
I can’t find it!
Many freebies are time limited. Sometimes that item might be available for a month, week, few days, or even a few hours. For the more regular freebies, check the date on the post. The store may have moved since, the designer may have changed freebies, or gone out of business. It happens.
Where can I show off my own freebie pictures?
In our Flickr group:
We use the word ‘freebie’ to answer these questions, cause we mainly blog freebies. On the FabFree Blog mainly free items (0L$) will be shown, but also cheap (< 10L$) items, and non-free items can be shown on this blog. We however intend to show you as much as free items as possible.
I have a question about an item you blogged, who can I talk to?
Read our Freebie Etiquette page first. If you have a question about an item featured on this blog, first contact the FabFree writer. Ask all your questions. The FabFree writer will try to help you as much as possible with your questions concerning the product.