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The FabFree Picks Contest Takes Off!

 

We at FabFree are all about sharing the love.  The whole reason for the existence of this blog is the importance of giving back to the community!  We see things we love that are free or affordable, and we just know we have to tell you all about it!  We’ve got a bit of a contest coming up that’s all about sharing.   The picks tab in your profile is a spot where you can share your favourite things with all profile peekers, and we’d love to see FabFree take up one of those tabs.

To that end, we’re holding a contest!  Yay!

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How it works:

Step 1 – Create a pick in your profile, and set it to the location to the FabFree Info Hub

Step 2 – Add a photo to your pick.  It could be the FabFree logo, or something that makes you think of FabFree (perhaps a photo of you in freebies you heard news of via FabFree?)

Step 3 – In the text section of the pick, write about what FabFree means to you, and add a link to the blog.

Step 4 – Send a notecard inworld to ALINE PASSIFLORA telling her that you’ve entered the contest.  Make sure your name is in the title like so:  FabFree Picks Contest – YourNameHere. 

Step 5 – Make sure you’re in the FabFree inworld group.

Deadline:

The winner of the picks contest will be chosen by lottery on Monday August 31st!

Prizes:

The winner will receive 2000L!

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What are you waiting for Fab Fam?  Let everyone know why you love FabFree!

xox
The FabFree Crew


Fab Free is Looking for Chat Moderators!

Hey Fab Free!

The Fab Free inworld group is an amazing place.  We chat, we share, and we help each other out!  We’re currently looking for loyal group members to help out keeping the chat a productive, peaceful place to be.  Do you think you’d be awesome?  Fill out the application located HERE and send it in a notecard to ALINE PASSIFLORA inworld.

If you have applied before or communicated your wishes to take part in the past, please fill out an application again and send it!

Can’t wait to hear from you!

The Fab Free Crew


The Return of the Fab Free Info Hub!

Guess what Fab Free!  One of the Fab Free traditions we all know and love is back!  The Fab Free Info Hub!  Our little corner on the grid is all spiffed up and in a new location thanks to the generosity and kindness of Miss Bunnie Francis.  If you get a chance, please do reach out to her (or comment on this post!) to say thank you.

At the Info Hub, you’ll find all sorts of information about Fab Free, like how to sign up to become a designer, links to our group gifts, and our social media links.  Best of all, it’s a place we can all hang out together and just chill.

Please feel free to visit whenever you like, we’re excited to see you all!

Come Hang Out!  —-> Taxi

xox
Aline and the Fab Crew


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Fab Free Welcomes a New Blogger: Jenny Inglewood!

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Hey Fab Free!  We’re adding to our growing blogging family, so please give a warm welcome to the lovely Jenny Inglewood (jennylover).  Jenny is a busy gal inworld, doing blogging, event organizing and managing, but she’s willing to add Fab Free to her repertoire, to share all the lovely free finds she comes across.  We’re super excited to have you join us Jenny!  Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store!

Welcome to Fab Free!

 


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Meet Our New Blogger: Bunnie Francis

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Hey Fab Free!

We’re adding another fresh face to our lineup on the blog!  Miss Bunnie Francis!  She has a quick wit, a sharp sense of humour, is a fantastic designer (you may have heard of her venture, Paper Sparrow!), and most importantly, a deep love of all things free!

We’re excited to add her to our roster, so please welcome her to the Fab Free Fam!

Get down to business Bunnie!

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Fab Free is Looking for Chat Moderators!

Hey Fab Free Peeps!

Are you interested in moderating our chat?  That means keeping an eye on what people are saying in the Fab Free group chat, and making sure they adhere to our group rules, which you can find HERE!

If you think you’d be great at enforcing rules, keeping the peace, and of course HAVING FUN with your fellow Fab members, then send a notecard to Aline Passiflora inworld explaining why you think you’d be great for the job.

The deadline for all applications is Saturday, February 8th!

< < < READ THE RULES HERE > > >


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Introducing our New Blogger – Caroline Walker!

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Great news Fab Free, we’ve got ourselves a new addition to our team of hard working bloggers!  Please welcome to the fold Caroline Walker (rawumber)!  Caroline has been in SL for just over a year but has really found her niche inworld by helping new residents find their way through the grid.  She is an avid Freebie hunter and loves sharing her expertise with the community.  I can’t think of a better place for her to do so than here at Fab Free!

Welcome to the team Caroline!  We look forward to your posts!


Last Call: Join the Fab Free Blogging Team!

This is your last call to join the Fab Free Blogging Team!  Send your filled in application to Aline Passiflora by Wednesday, January 22nd at Midnight SLT! 

Find the Application and all information HERE

Best of luck to you all!

 


Become a Fab Free Blogger!

Ladies and Gentlemen, get your creative juices flowing because Fab Free is looking for new bloggers to add to our team!  If you are creative, passionate and want to share your freebie expertise with the world, then fill out an application today!

CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION

Please read all the details carefully and send completed notecards to Aline Passiflora inworld.

We’re looking forward to reading your responses!

 


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How To: Easily find what you are looking for on FabFree

Hey there Fabulous Readers!  I have seen a couple of comments recently on the FabFree Blog expressing frustration and confusion on how to navigate our blog that inspired me to write up a quick “How To” post that  may help some of our readers find what they are looking for.  On FabFree we have thousands of views every day, and with that we realize that our readers are not all here for the same thing.  Some of our readers are here to find 100% free stuff, some of our readers don’t mind group fees or small hunt costs, and some appreciate the good deals we come across too.  Some of you are deep readers, and some picture scan and skim to the credits.  We appreciate you all, and no matter which group you fall into, and I think these navigational tips might help.

We enjoy a true fabulous freebie when we come across them and that is our focus here on the FabFree Blog, but we also know it is important to contribute financially to support the designers who are being so generous, and also Second Life for letting us all be here to enjoy such a wonderful pixel world.  As volunteer bloggers here on FabFree, we also enjoy a little freedom to blog things when they inspire us that may or may not be free.

An explanation of our crediting system

In our blog posts, you’ll find that we normally do a photo at the top, explanatory text in the middle and credits at the bottom.  We all use this same blogging style on FabFree to make it easier for you all to read.  If you are looking for fast 100% freebies, what you need to be skimming for is BOLD RED text.

  • BOLD RED – 100% FREE Item
  • BOLD BLACK – FREE, but comes with a catch, like a group fee or cost of a fishing rod to obtain
  • REGULAR TEXT – In posts with regular text in the credits only means that the post features under 75L items, but nothing free.

The magical search bar

A the top of our blog right under the header, you will find a search bar.  If you are looking for a gift by a particular designer or a particular item, you can use search terms to find the item you seek.  There is a little trick with this WordPress search bar….  First it will list all of the blog posts with the search term found in the title, and it will go all the way back to 2007 (lol), and then it will start over searching inside the blog posts.  Make sure you go all the way back to 2007 and check for blog posts with the search term too.  If there are 3 billion posts in the list, try narrowing your search down with a designer and a store name.. Eg.  “Blueberry Joggers” instead of “Blueberry” or “Joggers”.

We have categories!

So…  you are on a mission to find something in particular.  You can find the category drop down menu on the right hand side of the blog under the group gift listing button near the top.  I didn’t count our categories, but I am going to guess there are over 50 of them, and they really do help to narrow a search down.  Just as an example…  For all you guys complaining that you have to weed through all this boring lady stuff to find things for men – all you need to do is select “mens” in the drop down menu and it will list ONLY posts with men’s items in them.  To go a step further, you might even want to bookmark the link ( https://fabfree.wordpress.com/category/mens/ ), so next time you visit – you can go straight to that category.  Looking for hair under 75L? Click on the “hair” category.  We try to tag everything under 75L into a category so you can find it!

Have a favourite blogger?  Find them easily!

Now of course we recommend you reading everyone’s posts, because you never know what you might find, but maybe you have a favourite blogger…  You relate to their fashion sense or just enjoy their writing style…  Maybe you just like their butt, I don’t know, and I don’t judge ;D.  If you’d like to keep tabs on a certain blogger, all you need to do is find a recent post of theirs and click on their name under the date on the left hand side.  This will list all of their posts.  Here are some handy links:

I hope this helps you find what you are looking for a little easier – thanks so much for reading FabFree!!  If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to one of us inworld or by commenting on a post.  We’re happy to help!

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