Over a year ago (actually around June of 2012), [SL] Blogger Support was born. With the backbones of some amazing people, some sweat and blogging tears – the group in-world was born, the website made, ideas, thoughts, tutorials, blogs, contributors, supporters and the what-not all came together to make this one of the most influential blogging groups in Second Life! We’re almost 450 strong! (give or take)
I can’t thank you all enough who have been here since the beginning and those that have come through till now. I want to say thank you to the support team and the contributors for their amazing work with showing us great places to take pictures, wonderful interviews with our peers and tutorials that help us learn to be a better writer, picture taker, and blogger.
We’re a continuous work in progress, constantly adding here and there, talking about different events and places we should go. The blogging community – from fashion to sims, to just life in general in Second Life – is a massive world.
Again, thank you all from the bottom of my heart. <3
Everyone like’s a good challenge now and then and here at the [SL] Support Blog we’re trying to keep up to date with the new and fun inspiration challenges that can get you going. There is an amass array of different types of challenges but without going into so many different ones, I’m just going to point you in the general direction and point out a couple!
First off is the newest challenge from Shiloh Selene called “Fifty Shades of Sexy”, inspired by Gogo’s “12 Days of Lingerie” – this challenge will focus on the sexy of course! Starting January 13th and lasting 50 weeks, you’re inspired to be as sensual, sexy, and seductive as possible! For more information, take a look at her blog! Flickr group is HERE.
Next is the newest craze that is taking over for Sookie Treillis called “The Twisted Color Challenge”. With Luna Jubilee’s “52 Weeks of Color Challenge” finally ending, Sookie took over the reigns and twisted it up a notch. Here you’ll find a new twisted color pattern for each week. Blogs are posted on Sunday, same as Luna’s. You can check out her blog for more information and join the Flickr group HERE!
Next is Lucie Bluebird’s challenge called: “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow”. You know how we do! So many different hairstyles we’ve accumulated over the years starts to add up! So get into those folders and start re-using. For more information on this challenge, check out Lucie’s blog and join the Flickr group HERE!
Lastly, Oakley Foxtrot pushes us to look back and check out our past. “Blast from the Past” is stepping back into those first few days/weeks of blogging. If you have it – find the very first outfit and picture you did for blogging and recreate. For more information, check out her blog and join the Flickr group HERE!
There are plenty of different challenges going about – for the ongoing google document to gander at you can view them here. All information is provided.
To add your own – APPLY HERE.
Happy Challenges Peeps! <3
There is a lot of benefits about Second Life. It’s a place where people can get together and get to know one another on such different levels, that it almost escapes the mind. I know that when I first began Second Life, that I had joined because of a couple friends moving over from The Sims Online to a new platform.
As years (or months for some) go by, we have met numerous people along the grid. We have grown relationships far and wide, from country to country. We’ve met and hung out in world and also some of us have ventured outside Second Life and gone into the Real. We take these friendships and relationships to heart.
In our community, we like to take care of those who are close to us. We all want what is best for them and at times, our friends and loves go through hard times and things happen that they cannot control. We came together for Gala Phoenix for One Voice and also Gospel Voom when his boy Archie got seriously injured. We even have our dear Elysium Hynes starting Unhinged in the next week for a dear friend of hers. We do this – designers and bloggers – because we care and because we want to take care of our friends.
I know that sometimes, people don’t agree and that people might think it’s an abuse of the system to use Second Life to raise awareness or to raise donations for personal causes, but it’s usually those who are close to the person in need that start the event or fundraiser. I have no personally issues with it, and think it’s a great way for the community to come together. It’s a personal choice on whether or not you as a person (designer or blogger) want to support when something comes along.
I’m writing this because a dear friend, Sway Dench, is in need and a group of designers and bloggers have come together for a small fundraiser. I’m asking – if you’re interested as a blogger for this event, to contact me or Willow Zander in world. We’ll let the main coordinators know.
You can click HERE for more information.
Sway Dench’s store: Sway’s
Sway Dench’s Blog: Second Eye