Social Networking: Twitter

tweet and tumblr

After my series on Flickr 1, 2 and 3 and a blogpost on Plurk and Avatar Social Network – all articles trying to give you – bloggers –  an idea and/or inspiration on how to expand your blogs audience using Social Media, this post will cover Twitter. In a next post I will talk about Tumblr! Yes, there are many social media platforms out there. It is, in the end, up to you individually what and which platform suits you best. For some it may be Twitter, others rather stick to Plurk,… Read More

Why you should choose a niche for your Second Life blog (or even carve a new one)

Bookshelves in Second Life

Nearly 87% of the 1,308 blogs listed on the Blogging Second Life website are about fashion. That’s probably not a huge surprise to most Second Life bloggers, but it’s still a huge number (1,136) of blogs writing about generally one thing. As part of our project aimed at updating the site’s backend, I streamlined the sub-categories of these fashion blogs, the segments of which you can see in the pie chart here. As I’m sure is also no surprise at all, 2/3rd of the fashion blogs listed are focused on women’s fashion. Sorry guys, only… Read More

Softening and Highlighting Hair for Photoshop and Gimp

Have you ever looked at beautifully edited photos in wonder and some dismay, thinking that there’s no way you have time (and in my case artistry) for that kind of photo work? It happens to me all the time. As RL gets more and more hectic, it is difficult for me to find the time to edit photos in more than just a few basic ways.  If you are one of those digital artists who can enhance your photos drastically by drawing hair and incorporating external content into your photos, then I… Read More

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