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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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New Resident Gifts List (30 Days List) Has Been Updated

Hey there Fabulouses!  Do you remember the first few days of your Second Life residency?  I was lucky enough to join in 2010 with a group of people and we muddled our way through helping each other find things to build our avatars and inventories up with, however I know it’s not that easy for everyone.   Many shiny new avatars come to Second Life alone and have no idea where to start.  Some are even so intimidated by it that they give up.

A Fresh List Of Freebies For Noobs!

As I was updating the New Resident Gift List / 30 Days List page tonight (thank you to those that sent in notecards with tips, btw!), I got to thinking that this is quite a fabulous list full of gifts specifically for them and that as a new resident coming to Second Life this would be a huge asset.  I WISH I had come across a list like this in my flexi hair, bling shoed noobness, but it wasn’t until a few months later that I came to find FabFree.

Do a friendly good deed and help a new resident out – it will feel good!

If you are a new resident, please do take advantage of our list, and if you are a seasoned local please take a few moments to:

  1. Pass the link to new residents when you come across them inworld.
  2. Add our listing to your picks.

30 Days Listhttps://fabfree.wordpress.com/fabfree-30-days-list/

Thank you, and enjoy the list!


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FabFree’s April 2017 “Flowers” Photo Challenge Ends in 3 Days!

"April Flowers" April FabFree Photo Challenge is Coming Soon!

Just 3 Days Left!

The 2017 “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge ends April 30th, so there are just three days left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

Get Involved!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

Then charge up your cameras and head out into the flowers and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between December 1st and December 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

BlackRose New logo Gold - (not my artwork)

Prize for the winner: $1,000L Giftcard plus 1,000L$ “cash” to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

Prize for the runner up: $1,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On May 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!


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Just a Week Left of the April 2017 “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge!

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

"April Flowers" April FabFree Photo Challenge is Coming Soon!

Just one week left!

With the “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge ending April 30th, there is just a little over a week left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

Charge up your cameras and head out into the flowers and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between April 1st and April 30th. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

BlackRose New logo Gold - (not my artwork)

Prize for the winner: $1,000L Giftcard plus 1,000L$ “cash” to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

Prize for the runner up: $1,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On May 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!


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Halfway Through the April 2017 “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

"April Flowers" April FabFree Photo Challenge is Coming Soon!

Halfway through the Challenge!

We’re almost half way through the April 2017 “Flowers” FabFree Photo Challenge… but there is still lots of time for you to get your contest entries in!

Charge up your cameras and head out into the flowers and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between December 1st and December 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

This round of the photo challenge is being hosted by BlackRose who is generously providing the prizes! Be sure to support the creator this month and check out the store! If you win, you’ll get be getting one of two very generous prizes!

BlackRose New logo Gold - (not my artwork)

Prize for the winner: $1,000L Giftcard plus 1,000L$ “cash” to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

Prize for the runner up: $1,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On May 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!


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FabFree “Flowers” April 2017 Photo Challenge Update!

"April Flowers" April FabFree Photo Challenge is Coming Soon!

Starting the 2nd Week of the Challenge!

The first week of the photo challenge is already over… but there is still lots of time for you to get your contest entries in!

Charge up your cameras and head out into the flowers… get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between April 1st and April 30th. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

This round of the photo challenge is being hosted by BlackRose who is generously providing the prizes! Be sure to support the creator this month and check out the store! If you win, you’ll get be getting one of two very generous prizes!

BlackRose New logo Gold - (not my artwork)

Prize for the winner: $1,000L Giftcard plus 1,000L$ “cash” to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

Prize for the runner up: $1,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On May 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!

 


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“Flowers” For the April 2017 FabFree Photo Challenge Begins!

"April Flowers" April FabFree Photo Challenge is Coming Soon!

THE CHALLENGE BEGINS TODAY!

It’s time for ANOTHER PHOTO CHALLENGE!

Take a look at the rules and then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool  from April 1st until April 30th, 2017!

Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

WHAT’S THE THEME?

The theme of our April FabFree Photo Challenge is “Flowers.” Use your creativity and think of indoor scenes or outdoor scenes that could represent “Flowers.” Feel free to be creative in how you interpret that!

WHO’S THE SPONSOR?

This round of the photo challenge is being hosted by BlackRose who is generously providing the prizes! Be sure to support the creator this month and check out the store! If you win, you’ll get be getting one of two very generous prizes!

BlackRose New logo Gold - (not my artwork)

Prize for the winner: $1,000L Giftcard plus 1,000L$ “cash” to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

Prize for the runner up: $1,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from BlackRose!

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On May 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!


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Congratulations to Our February 2017 “Love” FabFree Photo Challenge Winners!

February FabFree Photo Challenge

Hello Fabfree Readers! We are a excited to announce our Fabfree February 2017 “Love” Photo Challenge winners!

It was hard to choose among all the amazing and creative photographs that were entered into the contest. If you have a chance, check out the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool and take a look at all the fabulous entries!

In the end, we did have to vote for our winner and runner up, but we want to thank everyone who took the time to participate and say congratulations to our winners!

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Winner: $3,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws : Siena Starsmith

FabFree Photo Challenge "Love" - Siena Starsmith

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Runner Up: $1,500L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws : offsidepuppyavedon

FabFree Photo Challenge

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Thank you to Snowpaws for hosting this month’s Photo Challenge!

We will be hosting another photo challenge soon – stay tuned for more info!

Snowpaws Sign 2017 - updated


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FabFree’s February 2017 “Love” Photo Challenge Ends in 3 Days!

February FabFree Photo Challenge

Just 3 Days Left!

The 2017 “Love” FabFree Photo Challenge ends February 28th, so there are just three days left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

Get Involved!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

Then charge up your cameras and head out into the hearts, dancing, roses, or… whatever says “Love” (or “Love Stinks?”) to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between December 1st and December 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

This round of the photo challenge is being hosted by Carrie Snowpaw of Snowpaws Store who is generously providing the prizes! Be sure to support the creator this month and check out the store! If you win, you’ll get be getting one of two very generous prizes!

Snowpaws Sign 2017 - updated

Prize for the winner: $3,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws

Prize for the runner up: $1,500L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On March 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!

 


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Just a Week Left of the February 2017 “Love” FabFree Photo Challenge

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

February FabFree Photo Challenge

Just one week left!

With the “Love” FabFree Photo Challenge ending February 28th, there is just a little over a week left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

Charge up your cameras and head out into the hearts, dancing, roses, or… whatever says “Love” (or “Love Stinks?”) to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between February 1st and February 28th. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

This round of the photo challenge is being hosted by Carrie Snowpaw of Snowpaws Store who is generously providing the prizes! Be sure to support the creator this month and check out the store! If you win, you’ll get be getting one of two very generous prizes!

Snowpaws Sign 2017 - updated

Prize for the winner: $3,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws

Prize for the runner up: $1,500L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On March 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!