2018 Reflections

This will be my last post of the year – woohoo! Last year I did not do a reflection blog post, or even a rez day post 😦 If you would like to see what that would look like, you can check out this post here.

This is my 2018 collage of 1 photo a month 🙂

I will do my best to do a rez day post, because people have been very kind to me this year. And I would like to update you guys as to what I have been up to these days.

I believe 2019 will be a time for re-focusing and getting back to basics. This year has been a rough year for many reasons. So what I will do is to revisit some of the goals that I have set in the past, and check my progress, if any.

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Be Kind

I would like to share with you all something that happened recently in one of the groups I am in. A moderator shared an Amber alert for a missing child in New York with the rest of the group via group notices. Now, was it the best place to share (was not a content creator group, but special interests group)? Probably not. But the comments that took place after that made me wonder why some people felt justified to be condescending and mean. I even wrote in the group, “Which is easier to do – ignore something that doesn’t pertain to you, or make a bunch of comments complaining about it?” I reached out to the person who was practically getting attacked, but I had to step away before I received a response.

By the time that I got back, he had told me (and the group chat) that he would be leaving, and he was pulling sponsorship of his store from all of the group’s activities. “and your reactions have made me decide im done forever with ****, no more sponsoring events, no more parties, and no more ***** discount. Im done trying to help people in rl or sl”.  Scenarios like this one is why I have in my inworld profile, “Do you want to be right, or do what’s right? Be the change you would like to see in the world.” There was absolutely no reason why the group conversation had to go the way it did, except that people thought they were doing the right thing by berating the person for putting the information in the group.

A new friend

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Recent Changes In Flickr and What It Means For Second Life Bloggers

Since the announcement was made on November 1st that there would be changes to Flickr’s Pro and Free account offerings ( Let’s be candid.), feelings of disbelief, anger, and concern have been expressed in the Second Life community. There is no secret that Flickr has been integral to promoting SL fashion & photography. I have even written a couple of blog posts in the past about the influence of Flickr on Second Life blogging, and my own struggle to get the coveted 99+ faves . After reading all of the chatter for the past several days, I decided to make my own comments on the situation.

Second Life Bloggers and changes to Flickr

Dress: {ViSion} //Lorene Shirt W/Corset – Maitreya
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Ari braid Add on – Browns
Hairbase + Sideburns: S.E PURE GOLD BROWN
Makeup: alaskametro<3 “New Wave” makeup – Catwa applier HUD
Jewelry: Chop ZueyEnfleurage Set
Pose: **Manifeste** – Model_698
Backdrop: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Ballroom (Pastel Multi Chandelier)

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Balancing Work and Play

Hey guys! For a while now, I wanted to answer questions that people had about me and Second Life. I finally have enough questions to start, so this should be fun 🙂 You will get to learn more about me, and hopefully you can learn some new things as well.

Question: How do you manage to balance between working in Second Life and having fun?

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