I made it to the end, YAY! (Avatar Blogger Crossfit Challenge(Entry 30 of 30))

Thirty posts in thirty days doesn’t *seem* like it’s going to be too taxing, but believe me, it really is. I have no idea how some bloggers do it, but I confess writing every day has been a challenge. 

So what have I learned? Well, I write a lot. I’m sorry, but I can’t help it! I have a tendency to waffle but heck, that’s my style and it’s served me well since 2007!  I don’t like to post meaningless, superficial updates to my blog if I can help it, and that obviously contributes to the length of time it takes me to write a post.  Of course that’s not taking into account creating the images that need to go with each entry; another time-consuming task even though my skills are somewhere near the bottom of the league;and then there’s the fact that if I ever get sent any items to review I have to take my time and write a proper review. Look, if a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing well, and I’m a typical Virgo in that sense.

Would I do such a challenge again? Hmm..perhaps, but probably not. It’s proved  that my regimen of updating the blog a few times a week (usually three) works best for me. By keeping to that schedule I have the time to consider what I’m writing and compile an interesting post for readers. I can take my time over it, and it fits better into my real life schedule. But this challenge has really opened my eyes to some great writers out there, and I’ve been impressed by my fellow bloggers.

Here are four blogs that I have really enjoyed, although of all my fellow bloggers that contributed to the challenge are pretty darn good!

  1. Alex and Hero are relatively new bloggers and I’m now a huge fan.  I love their styling and writing and have added them to my follow list. The blog is fresh and fashionable and promises lots of great pictures and posts!
  2. Stuffery is another blog I’ve fallen in love with.  I really like the fact that the writer, Anarya Elderslie, is evidently a Whovian, and she also inspired me to obtain my own disclosure policy, so thank you for that!
  3. Chaotic Virtuality, despite the title, is anything but.  In fact it’s a great looking blog, full of colour and great photographs from the ravishing Ravensong Merlin (who has the best about.me page image I’ve ever seen. LOVE it!)
  4. The League Of Extraordinary Fashionistas are certainly fans of Royston Vasey’s ‘special stuff’ and have kept me entertained with their posts over the month. I especially like the photographs they feature; they use very different wind light settings to myself (I’m always afraid my pictures will look more pants than ever when I experiment) yet they get away with it, so they must be ruddy experts! A very impressive blog indeed. Arrgh! (said in a Pirate style..)

I featured the list of bloggers at the beginning of the month, but I’m going to publish again so that you can, if you wish, visit each one in turn and decide if it’s a blog you’d like to follow. I’ll also add them to my blog roll (A time-consuming task but I’m proud to be associated with each and every one!)

A final thought: thanks to everyone involved in creating this challenge and bringing it to Second Life.

It’s been hard work, but definitely worth it. Second Life has a lot for us bloggers to write about, as I hope that this challenge has proven! 

Here’s the list of contributors again, and well done everyone! 

1. BACON SPAM
flickr.com/photos/sillyblog

2. ALEX AND HERO 
alexandhero.wordpress.com

3. RAVALATION
ravalation.blogspot.com

4. LIVING IN A MODEMWORLD
modemworld.wordpress.com

5. STRAWBERRY SINGH.com
strawberrysingh.com

6. PAYPABAK WRITER 
paywriter.tumblr.com

7. A COZEY SECOND LIFE 
cozeyinsl.wordpress.com

8. STUFFERY 
stuffery.crashthemode.net

9. PICS BY PEEP 
picsbypeep.com

10. CHAOTIC VIRTUALITY 
chaoticvirtuality.com

11. A SECOND FOR IMAGINATION 
secondimagination.wordpress.com

12. KITTYWITCHIN’ 
kittywitchin.com

13. BEHIND THESE EMERALD EYES 

behindemerald.wordpress.com

14. DARK PHANTOM 

aaryaphantomhive.blogspot.com

15. CONFESSIONS OF A FIRST-TIME PAGEANT MODEL 
pageantconfessions.wordpress.com

16. VIXXIE’S VIRTUAL LIFE
virtualvix.wordpress.com

17. SQUIRREL SEEKING CHIPMUNK
eailineen.tumblr.com

18. SONGS FROM THE COALFACE
canarybeck.com

19. MODELESQUE 2 LIFE
modelesque2life.wordpress.com

20. HEY, IT JUST ME
nievethor.wordpress.com

21. DEFINING MOMENTS
definingmomentssl.blogspot.com

22. THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY FASHIONISTAS
leagueofextraordinaryfashionistas.wordpress.com

23. PRINCESS BRAT
princessbrat.wordpress.com

24. ORCA’S WORLD
orcasl.blogspot.com

25. DAALLEE: THESE ARE THE DAYS OF MY SL LIFE
daallee.com

26. THE LOVELY WORLD OF SECOND LIFE MODELING
averilmodels.wordpress.com

27. CE SOIR ARTS
cesoirarts.com

28. HARMONY SANDALPHON
hrmnyxo.tumblr.com

29. LIZZIE GUDKOV 
irez.me/author/lizziegudkov

16 Comments

  1. Vanessa Blaylock

    So awesome Kitty! It was so great having you be a part of the project. I love that you tried 7 posts in 7 days for 4 weeks… and at the end decided that 3 posts in 7 days makes the most sense for you.

    I always hear that posting more is good… that posting shorter is good… and that posting consistently is good… so if you’ve decided on 3x – MWF or whatever that might be, that’s great!

    For myself — sort of like those New Year’s Resolutions peeps make and break year after year… I’ve always kept a list of future posts, but then I usually don’t consult it! 😛

    I’m hoping to actually work from the list more this time around. We’ll see how that goes! 😀

    It was so great meeting you Kitty – hope to see you SOON!

    xoxo, Van

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    1. Kitty O'Toole

      I’ve actually missed it, and I have LOTS to blog but I can only do ‘real-life’ when I’m not on shift, so it makes sense for me to have self-imposed limitations. Besides, there’s no harm in an extra post or two on occasion is there?
      I’ve started with a list too..four things on it this week so far, yipe!! Lovely meeting you as well! xx

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      1. Vanessa Blaylock

        Hiii!

        I just commented on your sobbing lost Word post.

        BTW, another thing you can do in WordPress — whether you write directly in WP or write in word and copy over — is to SCHEDULE posts. So if you want to have 3 or 4 or 7 posts a week… but sometimes you write more or less, instead of hitting the PUBLISH button… where it says “Publish Immediately Edit”… if you click EDIT you can type any day you like. So let’s say today is Thursday and I write 4 posts. I can hit Publish for the 1st one, schedule the 2nd for tomorrow, and then 1 each for Saturday and Sunday.

        Then I head off for a well deserved long-weekend spa trip… and my millions (hahaha) of loyal readers still get daily goodness from me! Yay!

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  2. Alex and Hero

    We’d both like to thank you for the really kind words! We’re sad that we couldn’t keep up with the rest of you last month, but we’re happy we got involved anyway. We’re really glad you’re enjoying our posts and we’re only sad that we didn’t see this post sooner!
    Thanks again Kitty, we can’t wait to see more of your posts on our reader list as well! ❤

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    1. Kitty O'Toole

      Thanks! Don’t worry about keeping up, it’s not a competition. Blogging is primarily for your OWN enjoyment, anyone else reading is a nice bonus! Best of luck to you both and look forward to your future posts! xxx

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  3. Scarlett

    i just read what you wrote about my blog…”The League Of Extraordinary Fashionistas are certainly fans of Royston Vasey’s ‘special stuff’” hmmm never heard of him, but i DID have lots of head injuries as a child so maybe that is it? thanks for all the compliments i really appreciate!

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    1. Kitty O'Toole

      It’s a reference to a very dark humoured British show called ‘The League Of Gentleman’. You either loved it or hated it, I adored it! As for lots of head injuries as a child? Crikey! Well whatever it is, it’s all good but please, no head-bangin’!

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      1. Scarlett

        It all started because of the movie League of extraordinary gentlemen… Tom Sawyer, capt. Nemo, Dr. Jekyll/Mr Hyde I did also have for a club with a similar name that was in a submarine and steam punk-esque

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      2. Kitty O'Toole

        It’s a great name, and I got the reference because I’m a bit of an Alan Moore fan, and he wrote the comic book that the movie was based on. It is a superb name, to be sure! Ooaaarggh! (Said in a Pirate style..no, I’ve no idea why I did that either!)

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