One thing we, Second Life Bloggers, need from time to time is a nice challenge. A topic or theme to get our inspiration going and perhaps even do something that is out of our comfort zone.
For those of you in need of inspiration, and also for anyone wanting to try out something they usually do not think of: why not do a post inspired by the Fantasy Faire 2017 – in their blogger challenge?
I know, we do not usually promote events in blogposts on our site, but The Fantasy Faire is an annual event, 15 sims with shops and each sim has his own theme; perfect for pictures and blogging inspiration.
Also, The Fantasy Faire is a Relay for Life event, the biggest in SL, and the reason why we as SL Blogger Support love to give it attention (not to mention they graciously gave our group early access before opening last thursday).
You can find the challenges here, a fun reason to get off your platform and do something wild and out of the ordinary!
Oh and why not try a vlog or video?
Something we have always wanted, but never gotten to do: create an inworld presence for our group. A real [SL] Blogger Support Head Quarters, a place where our members can meet up, hang out, spend time together and share tips and tricks or just chill. A place where we can organise blogger-related events, or just socialise.
Well, thanks to John Brianna (johannes1977.resident) and Eleseren Brianna from Kultivate Magazine and Windlight Art Gallery, we have our very own, inworld SLBS Head Quarters!
John has generously offered us a parcel on his sim, for us to have our HQ, for which we are very grateful!
Here is the SLURL: SLBS Head Quarters in Second Life
The HQ is open to all, and since this is all new and I have not been inworld for some days due to Real Life, it is a bit empty and seems under-decorated. We are still working on it, it is brand new!
Though, we will probably not decorate it that much, as we want to give our members the option to rezz, for unpacking or such.
With land, and allowing members to rezz (wear your tag), comes rules. Not complicated ones, but still I would like to point out the following:
- The sim is rated Moderate, please refrain from Adult activities
- We have neighbours, be nice and respectful
- When you have rezzed objects, pick them up when you are done! We will do cleaning up rounds for leftover objects, but if we find someone leaving stuff frequently, this will end up with a warning, and for repeat offenders: consequences
- No rezzing of objects larger than our parcel – so no homes, skyboxes etc. Common sense please, it is an office – not a sandbox!
Want to organise something?
We are going to plan some social and blogger events soon, any ideas are always welcome!
If you want to organise something – like a class on organising your inventory, or how you create certain things on your blog etc, feel free to contact any of the Support Team Members so we can arrange this for you.
Don’t be shy!
See you soon @ the SLBS HQ!
Time flies when you are having fun, and it flies even faster in Second Life, or so it feels! After the busy holidays it is always nice to have some quiet times to return to the normal, daily business of blogging and taking pictures, wether it is for home and decor, art or fashion.
Around this time of year the big annual events are coming in sight, besides the monthly ones, such as the Skin Fair, Hair Faire, Shoetopia and the Fantasy Faire (to name a few, I am sure there are more!).
My question to you is, dear bloggers and experts, how do you prepare for those big events? Do you save up Linden Dollars and make room in your inventory? Do you keep track of the WIP’s (work in progress) announcements from designers, so you can add them to your wish-list? Are you scouting in advance for those perfect locations to do your photo-shoots for when the time has come? Do you look for maps and figure out how to quickly do your shopping trip? Do you roam an event in a specific order, clockwise or not? We all have our ways, so…..
Tell us, in the comments or in a blogpost on your own blog (and please link it in the comments!):
How you prepare and what is your advice for your fellow bloggers, new or experienced?
I am looking forward to your tips and tricks! Happy shopping and blogging!
Banner pic by myself, Golden Delta sim at the Fantasy Faire 2016
The other images are all submitted to our Flickr group and have permission set to sharing.