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!
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!)
- 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
2. ALEX AND HERO
4. LIVING IN A MODEMWORLD
5. STRAWBERRY SINGH.com
6. PAYPABAK WRITER
7. A COZEY SECOND LIFE
9. PICS BY PEEP
10. CHAOTIC VIRTUALITY
11. A SECOND FOR IMAGINATION
13. BEHIND THESE EMERALD EYES
14. DARK PHANTOM
15. CONFESSIONS OF A FIRST-TIME PAGEANT MODEL
16. VIXXIE’S VIRTUAL LIFE
17. SQUIRREL SEEKING CHIPMUNK
18. SONGS FROM THE COALFACE
19. MODELESQUE 2 LIFE
20. HEY, IT JUST ME
21. DEFINING MOMENTS
22. THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY FASHIONISTAS
23. PRINCESS BRAT
24. ORCA’S WORLD
25. DAALLEE: THESE ARE THE DAYS OF MY SL LIFE
26. THE LOVELY WORLD OF SECOND LIFE MODELING
27. CE SOIR ARTS
28. HARMONY SANDALPHON
29. LIZZIE GUDKOV