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

Skin Fair 2015 and some blogger thoughts and jottings..

Skin Fair 2015 is almost upon us, which means bloggers will be running ragged around both sims discovering gorgeous new skins to write about and share with our readers prior to the mad crush on opening day, Friday 13th March. It can be a crazy time because Skin Fair is always one of the most exciting events that take place in-world, and the pressure is certainly upon bloggers to write and share the very best that is on offer at the event. Some (but by no means all) of the brands at… Read More

Social Networking: Plurk and Avatar Social Network

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In previous articles I have gotten into the use of Flickr and how to use it to expand your audience of your blog and this time I will cover two other Social Networks that are both heavily used by Second Life residents – bloggers, creators, artist and designers: Plurk and Avatar Social Network. Maybe you have heard of them, maybe you are even active on one (or both), but I am sure a lot of fellow bloggers are not. Plurk Yes, it is really named that way. People on Plurk are called… Read More

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