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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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

Happy Valentine’s Day


Mixing Old & New

SL for me has had two primary concentrations for me lately, Back to Black and Sorting Inventory. In the process of doing both, I was able to put together a comfortable Valentine’s day look.

Hugs & Kisses

The skin is a new one from Illusory and is only available from February 8 –  March 7 at the Collaborate themed shopping venue. It is truly lovely. Clean, fresh,and innocently seductive. It is a perfect match for the new Elikatira hair, Abbey. This hair, inspired by one of my favorite broadcasts on Masterpiece Theatre called Downton Abbey, is one I started drooling over as soon as Elika posted a picture of it on Flickr. She has since updated her blog to let all those, like me, who bought it as soon as it released to let us know that a HUD is now available for color changing the ribbon (use the redelivery system in the store to get the latest version which includes the HUD.).

Sweats, Socks, & Shoes

The socks and shoes are both staples of my inventory and I have had them for what seems like forever, although Maitreya didn’t release the socks nearly as far back as I got my Pornstar Hi-tops. They are both so comfortable and casual and go well with so many things. Here I actually doubled up on a copy of the socks to give the tiered look and the color and pattern change options on the shoes allowed me to mix and match for a combination that matched the other items in my outfit.

The sweats are from IREN and they are one of the five colors of sweats being offered from IREN at the Back to Black event. The creator has made a few different options to be able to provide some variety to your shape. Hopefully you can find one that closely fits your own body type. The texturing and accessories are excellent and a fine example of the sort of exciting items that are available at Back to Black. My next post will show a few more items from the event to look forward.

So to all my friends and family out there, Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Back to Black items are found at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CHIC/68/123/26 and Collabor88 items can be found at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tails/75/134/889. All other items that are still available have store slurls that can be found on the SLURL Page.

Skin: [Ill] Illusory Skin – Love_Milk – Scarlett (Collabor88 – February 2012)
Hair: Elikatira – [e] Abbey – Red 08
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: [ glow ] eyelashes – Secret Eys 01 (nose), Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Shirt: (NS) Plaid Heart Shirt Brown 2 (Poop Hunt – Old item found when cleaning out inventory)
T-Shirt: Gritty Kitty: Senor Skull  tee (Poop Hunt – Old item found when cleaning out inventory)
Pants: [IREN] Comfy Sweatpants/red/Curvy *Back to Black* (Blogger Promo)
Socks: Maitreya Scrunched PrimSocks
Shoes: PornStar Hi-Tops MultiColor v2
Necklace: Sway’s “Heart – Gift” Necklace (Old item found when cleaning out inventory)
Piercing: basic piercing
Ring: Zaara : Raga oyster ring *pearl* (silver)
Teddy Bear:Sway’s Cookie Bear ‘VALENTINE’ – Gift (Old item found when cleaning out inventory)

All the poses I have used with the pictures of the Back to Black items, unless otherwise stated, are from R.icielli – 120 MODEL POSES / PROMOTION! pack for 99L (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Ricielli-120-MODEL-POSES-PROMOTION/3146308)

Shoes Glorious Shoes!


Did you know there is a Footwear Expo coming up?!? Oh yeah! I just found out about the 2009 SL Footwear Expo! (http://2009footwearexpo.wordpress.com/) and boy am I excited!

2009 Footwear Expo

2009 Footwear Expo

Two Sims dedicated to the love of footwear. I think I will be in heaven, if the lag doesn’t kill me. The Expo hopes to raise funds for the Toys For Tots charity (http://www.toysfortots.org/default.asp), in time for Christmas.

Toys For Tots Banner & Donation Site

Toys For Tots Banner & Donation Site

If you are a designer and want to take part or you are a shopper and haven’t received your invitation yet, IM Phoenix Chapman for more details! And if you want to go ahead and donate directly to the US Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots Campaign you can do so by clicking the picture of their site banner above.

When: November 22 through December 6
Where: TBA
Who: There are hints of the following stores participating and I am sure many more to come:

  • Maitreya
  • Bax
  • Striking Poses
  • Sand Shack Surf Co.
  • Truth

More to come on this topic near and dear to my heart.

50L Friday Preview Pics – Week 14


OK, Guys it turned out to be a really good week. I really liked most of the items and seriously spent way too much. Here are the links to the items pictured for each designer. Only thing without a picture is the LAP poses because I did not have time before work to unpack and pose and take pictures and upload… ok, you get the picture. 😀 Past performance has been really great poses from lack but may want to check some other blogs if you are unsure because there is no place set out that you can demo the poses before you buy them (VERY FRUSTRATING!) or even see a picture sample of the poses.

  1. This is a Fawn – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scribble/225/234/24
    This is a Fawn - Mended Heart Tee

    This is a Fawn - Mended Heart Tee

    This is a Fawn - Scoop Pack Tank

    This is a Fawn - Scoop Pack Tank

  2. Sugarcube http://slurl.com/secondlife/Moon%20Annex/58/31/506
    Sugarcube - Patchwork Dress

    Sugarcube - Patchwork Dress

  3. Glow Studiohttp://slurl.com/secondlife/This%20Way/148/64/2000
    [glow] Studio - Innocent Eyelashes - Soft

    glow Studio - Innocent Eyelashes - Soft

  4. Magika http://slurl.com/secondlife/Magika%20Land/128/124/24

    Fifty Linden Fridays 14 - Magika - Star - Wild Pack 425x425

    Fifty Linden Fridays 14 - Magika - Star - Wild Pack

  5. Doppelganger Inc. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bill/197/194/44

     

    Doppelganger Inc - Sweetheart Tartan Green Sets

    Doppelganger Inc - Sweetheart Tartan Green Sets

    It is the one in the middle there. There is no sign other than the L$50 on the green plaid box.

  6. Milk Motion http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cupcake/196/66/37

    Milk Motion - My Short Cardigan

    Milk Motion - My Short Cardigan

  7. Kookie http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cupcake/156/55/36

     

    Kookie - Pomski Coffee Candy Boots

    Kookie - Pomski Coffee Candy Boots

  8. Clawtooth by Clawtooth http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tableau/73/124/133

     

    Clawtooth by Clawtwooth Mrs Mittins - Girl Next Door Color with 1 Grey Kitten

    Clawtooth by Clawtwooth Mrs Mittins - Girl Next Door Color with 1 Grey Kitten

    Clawtooth by Clawtwooth Mrs Mittins Kitten - Dusty Color

    Clawtooth by Clawtwooth Mrs Mittins Kitten - Dusty Color

  9. Long Awkward Pose http://slurl.com/secondlife/Festivale/97/90/29

    NO PICTURES

     

     

  10. Whippet & Buck http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imogen/63/231/25
    [W&B] Frilly Little Knickers

    W&B - Frilly Little Knickers - 4 Pairs

     

    W&B Yield Knickers

    W&B Yield Knickers - 3 Pairs and a Top

  11. So Many Styleshttp://slurl.com/secondlife/Indelible%20Odyssey/112/66/23

     

    So Many Styles - Fishy Glitter Dress Plum FLF

    So Many Styles - Fishy Glitter Dress Plum FLF

  12. Ty Zvezda http://slurl.com/secondlife/Daffodil%20Island/21/164/22
    Ty Zvezda - KOALE Dress - Fuschia

    Ty Zvezda - KOALE Dress - Fuschia

  13. Kunstkammer http://slurl.com/secondlife/Emmelia/242/140/67
    Kunstkammer Point of Departure Necklaces
    Kunstkammer Point of Departure Necklaces
    Kunstkammer Glamazon Cuff Set - Pearl
    Kunstkammer Glamazon Cuff Set – Pearl
    Kunstkammer Architectural Salvage Daybed - Sumptuous
    Kunstkammer Architectural Salvage Daybed – Sumptuous
  14. Fishy Strawberry http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sanchon/48/161/32

     

    Fishy Strawberry - Urban Amazon Belt - Girly

    Fishy Strawberry - Urban Amazon Belt - Girly

Fifty Linden Fridays Week 14 Updated SLURL List


Woke to do the 50 L shopping, there was an updated list. Let me get you the new list and then I will work on preview pics, because they take a little time. Apparently the incorrect landmark sent out was the one for [ glow ] Studio Main Store.

Fifty Linden Fridays 14

Fifty Linden Fridays 14

So here is the new list for this weeks designers:

  1. This is a Fawn – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scribble/225/234/24
  2. Sugarcube http://slurl.com/secondlife/Moon%20Annex/58/31/506
  3. Glow Studiohttp://slurl.com/secondlife/This%20Way/148/64/2000
  4. Magika http://slurl.com/secondlife/Magika%20Land/128/124/24
  5. Doppelganger Inc. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bill/197/194/44
  6. Milk Motion http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cupcake/196/66/37
  7. Kookie http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cupcake/156/55/36
  8. Clawtooth by Clawtooth http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tableau/73/124/133
  9. Long Awkward Pose http://slurl.com/secondlife/Festivale/97/90/29
  10. Whippet & Buck http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imogen/63/231/25
  11. So Many Styleshttp://slurl.com/secondlife/Indelible%20Odyssey/112/66/23
  12. Ty Zvezda http://slurl.com/secondlife/Daffodil%20Island/21/164/22
  13. Kunstkammer http://slurl.com/secondlife/Emmelia/242/140/67
  14. Fishy Strawberry http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sanchon/48/161/32

I made one modification to the order of the stores. I placed the two stores on the cupcake sim together.

Fifty Linden Fridays Week 14


I can’t wait for some of the exciting new designers this week. And as always I am stoked about the old favorites. This is week 14 of 50L Fridays and there are 14 shops to get excited about. Do you think that next week we might get 15? Keeping my fingers crossed.

Fifty Linden Fridays 14

Fifty Linden Fridays 14

So what is 50L Fridays you say? Well every Friday, a group of designers will place an item in the front of their main store marked down to only 50L. The item might be something from the store marked down, or maybe an exclusive, special item. Each week the designers and items rotate. The items will be available from 12:01 am SLT on Friday until 11:59pm SLT on Friday, this can vary a bit from time to time when the designers get tied up :D . You can get the items by following the SLURLs in this post.

There are some old and some new participants this week, and I seriously can’t wait to see what is in store for us all. This week, the designers are:

  1. This is a Fawn http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scribble/225/234/24
  2. Sugarcube http://slurl.com/secondlife/Moon%20Annex/58/31/506
  3. Glow Studio http://slurl.com/secondlife/Coolibah%20Sands/192/32/2
  4. Magika http://slurl.com/secondlife/Magika%20Land/128/124/24
  5. Doppelganger Inc. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bill/197/194/44
  6. Milk Motion http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cupcake/196/66/37
  7. Kookie http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cupcake/156/55/36
  8. Clawtooth by Clawtooth http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tableau/73/124/133
  9. Long Awkward Pose http://slurl.com/secondlife/Festivale/97/90/29
  10. Whippet & Buck http://slurl.com/secondlife/Imogen/63/231/25
  11. So Many Styles http://slurl.com/secondlife/Indelible%20Odyssey/112/66/23
  12. Ty Zvezda http://slurl.com/secondlife/Daffodil%20Island/21/164/22
  13. Kunstkammer http://slurl.com/secondlife/Emmelia/242/140/67
  14. Fishy Strawberry http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sanchon/48/161/32

I made one modification to the order of the stores. I placed the two stores on the cupcake sim together.

*** UPDATED LIST HERE: https://slashestoashes.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/fifty-linden-fridays-week-14-updated-slurl-list/***