ConverSLations with Evelyn Hartshon
In an effort for all of us to get to know each other better, I’ve decided to conduct some friendly (and not at all prying) questionnaires. I hope it’ll help connect us to others, and bring our little community closer. Today, we have Evelyn Hartshon.
What’s your SL name and what do people call you? My SL name is Evelyn Hartshon and people call me Evie
How old is your avatar? Is it your first? Evie is 5 years, 10 months old. Born on 3rd November 2007. Evie isn’t my first avatar, I had two before that. One was Katie Aubierre and she was a dancer with the Funky Feats dance group. They had top hats and canes! Good times. The other was a dark skinned girl with an afro, I can’t for the life of me remember her name! I ended up deleting both of them because I didn’t ‘click’ with them.
Do you have any SL family or RL family in SL? I have a large-ish SL family whom I don’t see much. I have my ‘daughters’ (more like just friends) – Isabelli, Sona, Nia and Cherry and a son called Eli. My sisters are Aya, Lici, Tommi and polynesia. I have a forever daughter, Callie, who I don’t see much either.
How old are you and where do you live? I’m 28 from Wales (UK)
What’s your home life like? Busy! I live in my hometown with me mum. I moved back here last October. A couple of months ago I got a job at the (expensive) hotel as a housekeeper. I clean all the bedrooms, it’s not a glamorous job but it gives me money.
I don’t have much time for SL anymore, when I’m not working I’m either out doing other things or spending time with my bloke.
Why did you join SL? My mum told me about SL and it sounded interesting so I joined out of curiosity.
What do you do in SL? Not that much really! I ocassionally take pictures and post them on flickr (I don’t have time for full blog posts) and go shopping. I own a store (sleeping koala) which is only on marketplace now and I don’t make anything anymore.
I’m co owner of Blogging Second Life so I work on that when I get a chance and I’m currently organising The 8th Unknown Hunt.
When and how did you start? I started blogging in March 2009 and I started by making a blog on wordpress 😛
I first opened a store in 2009 or 2010 (I forgot) called Made by Evie, it was on the Trenza sim and my only customers were people from the clubs on the sim. My store had various names and before closing it was called ‘evie’. I closed that store then opened sleeping koala.
Blogging Second Life is a directory of Second Life stores, blogs and events. It was originally owned by Cajsa Lilliehook and consisted of lists of blogs and stores. In 2011 Cajsa approached me and asked if I’d be interested in combining her directory with the lists of stores that I had on my personal blog. I accepted her offer and the directory is still going today.
I’ve been organising hunts for 3 years now and I still love it. My hunts are my SL babies. The Unknown Hunts are probably the most well known ones that I organise because they’ve been running since 2010. The Unknown Hunts aim to showcase brand new stores that have hit the grid.
When not working in SL, what are you doing? Standing on my bestie’s platform, taking pics or shopping.
Who is the most fun/interesting person you’ve worked with? Cajsa is probably the most interesting person that I’ve worked with.
Who do you want to work with? There are a few bloggers that I’d love to do collab posts with if I had time and if I wasn’t too chicken to ask them!
What do you wish you could do in SL? I would love to be able to put amazing photographic scenes together and spend hours on a blog post. The thing called Real Life doesn’t allow me enough time to work on blog posts.
What is your favourite creation? I made a gorgeous dress when I had my old store. It was a limited edition dress that was in an auction… I have no idea where it is now!
What is your favourite post/picture? Gosh I don’t really have a favourite! I do love the pictures I took for the melt event years ago.
What is your one SL vice or guilty pleasure? None of my pleasures are guilty! 😛
What is the oldest thing (you can find) in your inventory? A dress from ~momo~ that I bought in 2008. I miss that shop! Sumomo Kawashima should reopen it!
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Calm, loving and happy.
Does SL influence your RL style? Vise versa? We both wear jeans! Apart from that, not really. I can get away with wearing anything and everything in SL. In RL I’d look like an idiot wearing some things!
What’s your favourite pasttime? Spending time with my bloke ❤
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