Category Archives: Blogger Challenges

Any blogger challenges, not just IOF challenges

The Silence of the Prims

Silence of the Prims

When this idea popped into my head, I had to do it even though I am so far behind on so many things I had not planned to do Berry’s SL Movie Poster Challenge at all. However, when I was trying to finish things up for our Blogger Carnival at SL10B and SL would not even let me rez a wood box, I was feeling homicidal – at that moment, I could have been a serial prim killer. And that’s when I thought of doing this – and of course, just had to shoot it. It was not terribly difficult. I made a mouthie with a death head moth and that’s about it for shooting in SL. Even the editing was mostly making it black and white in parts and adding noise. Anyway, hope you like it. The skin – as much as you can see is PXL Creations, the eyes are Insufferable Dastard and the Death Head Moth was made by me.
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Attack Of The SupaTall Woman!

Let’s talk about how hard it is to find ANYTHING miniature in SL. Making this poster was very time consuming and difficult but I’m loving the end result. I made the buildings, bridge, roads, pose, trees and grass myself. Basically, the only thing I didn’t make are the vehicles and the things I’m wearing. Post Processing involved adding the ppl and some of the background which is from the original poster. I also had to mod my shape a bit too, I made her SUPA TALL, like, I maxxed out the height stuff. Strawberry Singh issued this challenge and since I was already making movie inspired pictures for the Hair Fair Contest…I thought what the hell. I hope you enjoy my poster as much I do!

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Original:

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Hybie Is Wearing:

Skin: Belleza – Berry Pale 5
Hair: TuTy’s – DIVA Vintage Hair – Copper
Top: eTude – bra – white
Skirt: Happy Undead – Mini SKirt Vinyl White
Pose – Custom Made By Me

Teach Me Something: Planning

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I am ready to plan with my notebook and laptop tucked neatly into this fabulous tote from BSD Design Studio. The fun and flirty skirt is from the brand new store, Lacuna. it comes in all sorts of happy, stripey color combinations.

Strawberry Singh’s Teach Me Something meme appeals to me. To be honest, I do not do a lot of the memes and challenges because what with all the weekly challenges from colors, to Disney characters, to concept challenges to these weekly memes, a person can easily lose track of their own blogging and become just one more iteration of the various weekly themes. However, this meme is particularly fascinating. I would love to learn about skills people use in their real lives – and get an insight into their interests and passions outside of Second Life®.

In my professional life, I probably spent more time planning than doing. After all, there were lots of volunteers and members for the doing, carrying out the plans we made. I did all sorts of planning: planning for conferences, board meetings, dinners, auctions and other fundraisers; planning lobbying campaigns to pass legislation, planning electoral campaigns for candidates and for ballot measures, strategic planning for long-term growth and development. All these kinds of planning have unique challenges, but there are some core elements that they have in common. That is what I thought I might teach.

How to plan.
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Why I Blog Meme

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Strawberry Singh in her seemingly infinite curiosity has a new meme asking people to explain why they blog. I figure that is something I have to be able to answer.

How long have you been blogging? Since January 1, 2008.

Why did you start blogging? For all the free stuff, of course. Joking!!! I blogged for months before I ever received a single preview copy from a designer. People who blog know that even with promotional copies, there are all sort of expenses since there is more to an outfit that a piece of clothing. There’s the shoes, the hair, the jewelry, etc. I am sure a few people start blogging with that moment and they are the ones who quit blogging in three months. For me, I love fashion and love styling outfits. I also wanted to challenge myself as photographer. And clearly, I have to be a bit of a show-off to holler “Hey, Look at me! See what I’m wearing” once a day.

How many times a week do you post an entry? I try to post daily. I like to imagine my readers checking once a day and I don’t want to disappoint them by not having new content.

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How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis? I read hundreds of blogs. I check the several feeds, but I also have use a reader for blogs that aren’t on feeds. Besides Second Life blogs, I read fashion blogs, news and opinion blogs and online magazine sites.

Do you comment on other people’s blogs? Not as often as I should. I would comment more if CAPCHA died in a fire.

Do you keep track of how many visitors you have? Yes and no. When I think of it, I do. However, I have not added Google Analytics or anything to really get a complete view of my visitors. I just look at the built-in WordPress stats. I would love to get an aggregate count of blog and feed views.

Did you ever regret a post that you wrote? No. I am pretty judicious in what I blog. Most of it is about fashion. Occasionally I have addressed one or another issue that is roiling the community, but I think I am able to bring a fair analysis to them. I do not expect to please everyone. That would be banal.

Do you think your readers have a true sense of who you are based on your blog? A bit, not a complete sense. I don’t discuss politics on my blog, so there’s a big piece of my personal interests and passion left out.

Do you blog under your real name? Not my real name, but my real Second Life pseudonym. My blog is pseudonymous, not anonymous.

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What is the theme/topic of your blog? The main topic is clearly Second Life fashion. I also write about my life, what I think about things and sometimes I do tutorials.

Do you have more than one blog? If so, why? Yes. I also have Blogging Second Life, Second Sites and Single Servings. The first is not so much a blog, but a directory of Second Life stores and blogs. Second Sites is a place anyone can post a pic and slurl to create a collection of SL sims. Single Servings is a recipe/cooking blog. I also blog about Second Life art and photography at Shopping Cart Disco, though I have been slacking lately on that one. I feel like I have said everything and am just repeating myself.

What have you found to be the benefits of blogging? It’s a method of self-expression. More importantly, it provides structure, discipline and a focus objective in Second Life – something to do. It has connected me to the broader SL community. It’s fun, probably the most important benefit.

Store info at Blogging Second Life
****SHOPPING LIST******
Poses: Status
Skin: [PXL] Sophia NAT Pale lips MEB C2
Makeup Tattoos: [PXL] Sophia NAT Lust Eyes (tattoo layer)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard
Lashes: Lelutka
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands with FLAIR Nails
Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*42(Sienna)
Clothing: MOLiCHiNO Jourdan Bodysuit purple
MOLiCHiNO Liri Dress
Shoes: Baiastice_Lira Pumps-purple-
Jewelry: Donna Flora Julia necklace, earrings and Ring (White)
Location: Lettuce
So, why do you continue to blog? I still have something to say. I still enjoy it.

My 10 SL Firsts Meme

I decided to do Strawberry Singh’s new meme.

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  1. First SL Friend: My first SL friend was technically Stardust Perl. We came into SL together from there.com. I loved that virtual world. It was so different than SL in so many ways. It was a real sense of community. It would have been unheard of for ppl to just stay in their homes and not go out. I miss it dearly.
  2. First SL Kiss: I don’t remember the avatars name but it was at some free sex place, he looked like Harry Potter. It was the funniest shit ever.  I was two days old I think.
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7 Facts or Opinions

Seven Facts? Sure.

 

I wasn’t much in the mood to do the Seven Facts Meme but, I couldn’t think of anything else to say, so let’s see:

  1. Gidge is my first avatar. I’ve said it before but some of you might be new, Gidge is also my RL nickname. I didn’t realize I was supposed to be creating an alternate person.  I’ve been told recently that the fact that I’m so just “myself” in world that it’s off putting to people living their fantasy on the grid.  I think that’s why I spend most of my time alone lately. Continue reading