Blogger, Blogga! Bloggrrr


BLOCONIC

Great Article that just had to be shared. I just wish I had seen it two months ago when it was originally written.

Personally, I haven’t blogged in forever. In part, because my RL has become very busy and thankfully very fulfilling. In part, because I had become so discouraged with SL life in general – drama between creators, increases in theft of creative content, LL rules which hindered creators and residents in general, and finally everywhere I turned someone was calling them self a blogger and so many were just completely disappointing quality or not providing any details or information about products that I could use to support talented creators.

Being a blogger was amazingly time consuming when doing it right. Sometimes posts took me as much as a couple of weeks to do the way I wanted and include all the details. I have overwhelming respect for bloggers who not only blog thoroughly but blog regularly. Thanks to all of you who fit this category. And finally thanks to Sasy, both for writing this blog and saying what needed to be said for a long time and for being one of my idols / role models / friends / inspiration.

Sasy, you are BLOCONIC – that is an iconic blogger. You set the standard for any new blogger to aspire to be. I don’t know what I would do, if you ever decide to retire. Hopefully, I never have to find out. Thanks for inspiring me. Maybe I will return to blogging; maybe I won’t. In any case, when or if I do, I will do my best to remember all your wise words of wisdom when sharing my pieces with my readers.

Blogger Blogga Bloggrrr

EDIT: This rant is specifically focused on Fashion Blogging

In the 8 years I have been an Second Life Resident, only a few months of that time was I not blogging. I didn’t start out Fashion Blogging right away, I actually didn’t know that existed as a thing until I was already in world 4 months, but I was blogging pretty regularly on my own blog. Then I discovered ‘Appearance Mode” I have told this story a few times, and how I had so much inventory from shopping everyday and working, that I started blogging daily.

If you think I am wordy now, there are older residents that can attest that how I blog now is barely a blurb by comparison. I loved it, was incredibly passionate about it, and looked at it as a way to contribute to this amazing community.

This post is a rant, a big one…

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Keep Calm ….


Lots to see here, Folks! Just Keep Shopping.keep calm and keep shopping

Don’t miss this opportunity to say “THANK YOU!” all you fabulous creators that make Second Life the beautiful life it is! The Keep Calm and Keep Shopping event is a two week shopping event, from May 14th until May 28th, 2012. So you still have a few days to check it out.

KC&KS features a wide range of stores including furniture, apparel, animations, houses, and more. All participating stores will have one (or more) brand new, exclusive, never to be sold again item(s) placed in their stores. It’s NOT a discount event, items will be full price. It’s also NOT a charity event, all the money will go straight to the designers. This event is aimed purely at supporting Second Life® designers and the money they earn goes towards creating new and amazing items for all of us Second Life consumers. This money goes to things like upload costs, paying land rent/ tier, software and resource costs, and for some even helps cover their real life bills.

There are some rules the creators have to abide by:

* Items must be excellent quality.
* May have up to 5 items.
* All items must be brand new (not recolours of existing items) and must not be sold after the event.
* Items must be full price, it’s not a discount event!

Here are a few of the adorable items which you can pick up while supporting some of those creators:

The Dress Maker’s Studio by [dirty.little.secret]

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Dirty Little Secret’s Dress Makers Studio Click picture for more in this set

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Skirt and Top by ~CoLoReTa’s:] and hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars

CoLoReTas's

Vintage Floral Dress by Sleeping Koala /Hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars / Necklace by je suis…

Sleeping Koala - Dress and je suis - l'amour long necklace

Sleeping Koala – Vintage Floral Dress and je suis – l’amour long necklace

Leopard Lingerie by Sleeping Koala /Hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars / Necklace by je suis…

Sleeping Koala - Leopard Lingerie and je suis - l'amour long necklace

Sleeping Koala – Leopard Lingerie and je suis – l’amour long necklace

Dress by urbana. /Hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars / Necklace by je suis…

Urbana - Yulia Dress (Dynasty)

Urbana – Yulia Dress (Dynasty)

Participating stores are listed below. Click the store name for the SLURL!

So hurry on over to these awesome stores while there is still time to pick up some of these awesome creations, you only have two days left!

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Outfit worn in the Dirty Little Secrets Sky Box (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping):
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: [Shag] – Coco – powder
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Prim Teeth: [ PXL ] Mouth_open_Addon_v7
Top: -Glam Affair – Nila top – Blue (Sent to Destroy)
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * XS Dirty
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus (Black & Blue)
Necklace: *League* – DayDream Necklace -Moving Sky -TripleTier (spine) (Collabor88)
Sunglasses: Maitreya Mesh Jackie O Sunglasses (My Attic – March)
Earings: Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails
CoLoReTa’s] on Beach:
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R

Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Top: ~ CoLoReTa’s:] inSy tOp {Lime} (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Skirt: ~ CoLoReTas’s:] RibbOny skiRt {Sw3et~niGht} (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus (Black & Olive-Drab)
Earings: Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails
Poses: aDORKable Poses: Daydream II 1m &  2 (Collabor88)
[Sleeping Koala] Vintage Floral Outfit with Locket:
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R

Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Dress: [Sleeping Koala] – Vintage Floral Dress [Blue & Brown][ (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus (Pearl & Blue)
Earings: Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum
Necklace: je suis… l’amour necklace long (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails
Poses: (marukin) [blossom] waffle town / (marukin) [cloud] a thousand withered wisps
Leopard Lingerie Set Outfit with Locket:

Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Top: *.JULYs.* Open Top – Jeans flowers
Lingerie: [Sleeping Koala] – Leopard Lingerie Set [Turquoise]
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Aequus V2.0 (Midnight & Teal)
Necklace: je suis… l’amour necklace short
Earrings: Amorous : Refrain Earrings
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)

Pose: (marukin) [filgree] cartesier

Urbana. Yulia Dress DynastyOutfit with Locket:
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Dress: urbana. Yulia Dress Dynasty
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Aequus V2.0 (Tawny & PurpleTaupe)
Necklace: je suis… l’amour necklace short
Earrings: Amorous : Refrain Earrings
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Poses: (marukin) [cloud] a thousand withered wisps

Vershe FreebieFriday (#6) Has Officially Begun


It’s Friday again and the weekly notice has arrived from Vershel Iadyl that she has set out her FreebieFriday item at -VERSHE- Layers of Style. Please be aware that this is a new locationand the hunt gift is there. Shoppers be advised that Vershel is also seeking your feedback on her new store and location and asks that you share your feedback on everything – good or bad, she wants it all. Drop an IM or notecard in her in world. I just love it when creators actually want feedback from customers and, even better, actually listen to it.
Vershe New Main Store

Vershe New Main Store

Vershe New Main Store 2

So back to this weeks Freebie Friday gift. Boy, is this gift ever adorable! It has really put me in the mood for summer adventuring and picnics. And despite the wording on the back – no nomming on my backside, and yes, sometimes creators spell out juicy on their item, and sometimes their creations just embody it. This weeks FreebieFriday is huge! It includes:

  • 2 Skins (IN TWO TONES!!)
  • WearEms’ Top (Juicy watermelon design)
  • 2 different pairs of her Stackas (shoes)

Watermellon Stackas

And the only thing you have to do to get this is, 1 join her in world group, Vershelz Posse, (only 50L) and 2 hunt it down. The item will be hidden in a small purple heart box somewhere around the store. Also the special thing about this FreebieFriday is that this week it will be out until Sat. night. That is right! an extra 24 hours to hunt down this awesome gift.

NomNomNom - Lets Go Shopping

NomNomNom – Lets Go Shopping

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*VERSHE* Fawn: Tan (Free to Group)
::Exile:: Violetta:Pecan
[SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
[ PXL ] Mouth_open_Addon_v7 (Mod/Copy)

*VERSHE* WearEms: WaterNomNom (Free to Group)
Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * XS Dirty
*VERSHE* Stacka Shoe: MellonBottom (Free to Group)

Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ – *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum~ XL
basic piercing (attaches to chin)
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
KittyCats – 7T Champ (my baby)

41 – 150


41-150

This is my 150th post as a blogger of SecondLife®. It just happened to coincide with my recently turning 41. Strange that I have been blogging as long as I have. It started just to see if I could do it, and what a wonderful hobby has it been! I am grateful for all the wonderful people and experiences that blogging has brought into my life. I decided to keep this blog post short and sweet, like the sculpti cupcake dangling from my mouth that was a birthday gift from a friend.

41-150 In The Wilderness

After cupcakes we went and played on one of the most beautiful sandboxes I have ever experienced. We were both tickled because, though you won’t see it in the pictures thanks to derendering, the sim was populated with four-wheeling, off-roading Furries. Lucky it was a sandbox, because it meant I could one of the new poses I had splurged on at Glitterati for a photo op at this lovely setting. We took the first photo we have ever taken together in the 2.5 years we have known each other and called it a night.

41-150 In The Wilderness (5x4)

Looking back, it was a lovely end to a lovely birthday, and it has been an amazing life so far and a wonderful 150 posts. Thank you for my blessings and here’s to 150 more posts.

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Store SLURLs available on the SLURLs page

On Ais:

Skin: [Ill] Illusory Skin – Paige_Milk – Soft Touch (cleavage) – by Crushed Clarity
Lipstick: -Glam Affair – Leah Lipstick 09 – by Aida Ewing
Hair: ::Exile:: – Rumour has it (Rouge) – by Kavar Cleanslate
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R – by SLB Wirefly
Eyelashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes – by Cristina Sugita
Mouth Toy: VD cupcake (on mouth) (gift so no idea the store but the creator is huuu)
Top: coldLogic top – segel (blue) – by coldLogic
Skirt: coldLogic – skirt – hemlock (khaki) – by coldLogic
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti (Nude) – by Onyx LeShelle
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails – by Tigerlily Hyun

Location: Blue Galaxy Sandbox – Caisteal

Poses: Glitterati – Beauty Series – by Katey Coppola

This Corona Moment Brought To You By ….


Piddler’s Perch and their free gift for the Homestuff  group members

This Corona Moment Looking Forward

This Corona Moment Looking Forward

It’s lazy days like these that make me not want to leave my home in SL, just spend all my time fixing it up, inviting friends over, and hanging out there. Thank goodness I have help in figuring out how I am going to fix it up, because there is a new group just for this purpose, and, based on the track record of the group organizers, it promises to be a good one. The Homestuff  group is brought to you by Ivy Maverick and Rob1977 Moonites, the organizers of Menstuff and Womenstuff. The group launched March 28, 2012 and designers are invited to fill out the application, if they have home related products and wish to participate as a designer in the group. So far more than 20 creators have taken them up on this invite and placed gifts out in the lounge for collection by group members. The above scene is one of the free gifts that the group members are eligible to get simply for being a member. It’s from Piddler’s Perch and below is the view from the front of the same perch.

This Corona Moment Front View

This Corona Moment Front View

The gift, the Fun in the Sun deck set, is quite elaborate and includes the deck, two torches on the deck posts (touch on and off), the two palm tree cluster and shadows, two chairs (each with multiple male and female poses driven by an easy to use touch menu), the table, the 3 candle cluster (touch on and off), and the ice cooler of beers. I know the name was fun in the sun, but I just couldn’t resist shooting the pics at dusk / night so that you could see how lovely it looks when you use the built-in lighting. Rowan Attis, the creator of Piddler’s Perch is not just an exceptional creator, capable of setting an adorable scene, she is thorough, generous and approachable. She strives to make her work better at any opportunity and welcomes comments or questions from her customers. I actually had a question about the freebie and honestly didn’t expect much because it was a free item, but not only did she respond, she treated me to first rate customer service and took the time to make sure that all the issues I had were addressed and taken care of to my satisfaction. If that is the sort of caliber of designers this group is attracting, I can’t wait to see more.

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Homestuff Logo

Now for those of you who just want to join the group and take advantage of the benefits such as the adorable freebies like the one shown in this blog, you can do so by joining the Homestuff group in world. You can pick up the free gifts once you are a member at the SLSTUFF LOUNGE http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gizza%20Creations%20II/21/16/72, and you’ll find more information about the group and the creators that are part of it on the Homestuff home page. There will be more blogs posted there soon as they get the staff up and going for the blog. I also will be expecting a pretty awesome Homestuff Hunt one day to go along with the amazing ones already thrown by the organizers. Keep your eyes out for more information on Homestuff.

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Store SLURLs available on the SLURLs page

Furniture and palms:

Piddler’s Perch – Fun in the Sun deck set (Free gift for Homestuff group members)

On Ais:

Skin: *VERSHE* – Andrea Deep: Aruba (Brunette)*
Freckles: -Glam Affair – Leah Freckles C*
Hair: ::Exile:: – Perri:Sable (TDR)
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails
Bikini Top: (seen from front view) REEK –
Sweater: (seen from back view) *VERSHE* – Chic Sweater: Sea*
Shorts: *VERSHE* – PumPum Shorts: Dark Wash*
Shoes: *VERSHE* – Mimi Flats: Dots*
Glasses: [ glow ] studio – Club! Glasses vol. 2 (silver) (TDR)
Earings: [MANDALA] – tukemono earrings (silver) (TDR)

On Dhirk:

Skin: *REDGRAVE* – [03] DeepTan Skin -David-/ unshaved+hair
Hair: *Coma* – Varsity Hair – Blonde 2
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Blue B
Tattoo: *REDGRAVE – Arm-Tattoo -David- (Torso)
Finger Tape: Luck Inc – *SL* Finger Tapes w/ nails
Facial Piercings: [NikitaFride] – Piercing(MHO4)
Necklace: G&T Creations Fashion and Romance – Dragon Tribal male necklace (MHOH4 # 36)
Boardshorts: [Armidi] – Ibisco Boardshorts / Blue

*blog review copy

There Is Still Time …


We are down to the last week of The Fresh Unknown Hunt, but it is not too late. You can still get great hunt items, like the Swamp Hut from Rowena Paine’s Junque Shop and the Paris Loft Skybox from [dirty-little-secret] pictured below.

Rowena Paine's Junque Shop Swamp Hut TFUH Gift

Swamp Hut (TFUH Item) from Rowena Paine's Junque Shop

This hunt is all about new creators and stores putting themselves out there. All the stores in this event opened after November, , 2011. The hunt items only cost 1L each and there are quite a few good gifts in the mix. Items aren’t just limited to women’s fashion. There are items for men and women’s appearances as well as furniture and poses and more.

dirty-little-secret Paris Loft Skybox TFUH prize

Paris Loft Skybox, (TFUH item) from dirty.little.secret

For more amazing hunt items and hunt details, see my previous post You Can Get Fresh With Me.

Keep Calm and Keep Shopping


DON’T Step Away from those adorable new items…

keep calm and keep shopping

Keep Calm and Keep Shopping May 14th to May 28th

The Keep Calm and Keep Shopping event is a two week event featuring some of the most fantastic stores in Second Life! They’ll have a wide range of stores including furniture, apparel, animations, houses etc. All participating stores will have one (or more) brand new, exclusive, never to be sold again item(s) placed in their stores. You know what that means … no extra laggy event locations. The items will be spread out all over and you will be able to experience the stores in their entirety not just a sample of their wares.

This not a discount event, items will be full price. It’s also not a charity event, all the money will go straight to the designers. It’s just an event with some amazing creations.

The idea behind this is exposure and exclusive items, because the creators of the event feel we need more events that are aimed purely at Second Life designers. The money they earn goes towards creating new and amazing items for us (the consumers of SL), paying land rent/ tier, and for some even helps cover their real life bills. It’s time to say thank you to all the fabulous creators that make Second Life the way it is today, they don’t get thanked enough!

The event runs from May 14th until May 28th. All participating stores will be listed on the blog along with their slurls. There’s an inworld group for shoppers and a separate one for designers and bloggers! For more info, rules, links to applications and all other information please check the website! http://keepcalmandkeepshopping.blogspot.co.uk/. Bloggers and Designers get your applications in NOW! And everyone else get ready for some amazing, once in a Second Life opportunities.

Thank you for reading and we now return you to your regularly scheduled reading and shopping tasks.