Sometimes in life you need to take a step back from things, before coming back refreshed, reinvigorated and renewed.
And that’s what I’ve done. For various reasons I needed to step away from Second Life for a while. And here’s the thing; I didn’t miss it. It shocks me to say that; Second Life for me became an obsession that then changed into something completely different. I began to resent logging in; how strange is that?
Then I began to feel that my blog was a worthless contribution to metavirtual journalism, I got myself completely bogged down by the brilliance of the blogs that already exist out there. How could I compete with the Strawberry Singh’s, or The Rumors, or Shopping Cart Discos of this world? I don’t have the technical nous, I don’t have the artistic ability, I don’t have the connections…I don’t have the time.
And then I realised that I’d forgotten EXACTLY what Kittywitchin had all been about.
I established this blog to serve as nothing more than a record of the adventures that I have in Second Life, and to feature the amazing items that I find on my travels, created by the most inspirational creators on the grid. Some well known, some not so, but all worthy of featuring on these, my pages; because I love the creations they make, pure and simple, and feel they are worthy of praise.
I’d lost my blog focus. Now is the time to get it back.
I’m never going to be in the elite of the Second Life blogosphere, but is that a pressure that I really want to have? Nope; it’s not. So I’m going to stop trying to make this blog into something extraordinary, and I’m just going to keep it humble and happy in its approach to all things Second Life. The way that it should be, and always has been.
We live in a wonderful virtual world that has faced some amazing challenges in recent years, and It will continue to do so as it changes and develops into..well, I just don’t know.
But I do know that my real life is enriched by it.
There’s no pressure..that was my own non-virtual creation.
From now on this Kitty is just going to exist in a state of joyful bliss, surrounded in a plethora of prims and enveloped in the myriad of mesh that enables each of us to turn our dreams into reality.
And at a time when real life is a bit sucky for most people at the moment, that is something to be thankful for indeed:)