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

Don’t forget to Facebook! (Avatar Blogger Crossfit Challenge (Entry 10 of 30))

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I’m just about on track for my posts as part of the Avatar Blogger Month. In fact, I got a GOLD STAR! (Yay me! Although I was disappointed I couldn’t participate in the group photo. I was recovering from a night shift though.)

It’s been a challenge but manageable so far, and I’m really enjoying the fact that I’ve been exposed to new Second Life blogs, so more reading material for me (and you too!)

I’ve realised that because of my RL commitments I can’t possibly blog every single day, but I can plan what I will be blogging about and that’s been an especially welcome side-effect of the challenge.

I always try to keep my blog-posts varied, so not every post has a picture if one isn’t needed. But I have realised that I missed making ‘Look Of The Day’ posts, so after featuring one earlier today I think I’ll be increasing the frequency of them in future.

Incidentally, if you weren’t already aware, Kittywitchin’ has a Facebook page.

I use Facebook in my real-life a LOT (I might be a little bit addicted) but I find it extremely useful, and It also fills a gap where my Second Life writing is concerned.

My blog regime is usually 3-4 posts a week, but I can increase my output by featuring snippets of information on a daily basis via my Facebook page, something that I’m going to do more of in future.

So, if you’re not a fan of Kittywitchin on FB, here’s your opportunity to make amends!  

(And don’t forget to friend me on Plurk too!)

Do Bears shit in the woods? (Avatar Blogger Crossfit Challenge (Entry 3 of 30))

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Why yes, Yes they do……

 (SL10B Bear Avatar free from marketplace)

The IKON Eyes Have It! (Avatar Blogger Crossfit Challenge (Entry 2 of 30))

The very best monthly group gifts, in my humble opinion of course, come from IKON. 

Because each  month VIP group members are treated to a new pair of eyeballs from  this exemplary brand. 

The gift is available between the first week of each month, and is ALWAYS spectacular. 

Granted, you know that you’re going to get a pair of eyeballs, but when they’re as awesome as the ones produced by  Ikon Innovia it’s always a pleasure to receive them. 

This month the gift is a pair of eyes from the ‘Destiny’collection, called ‘Maya’. They’re fantastic; a stunning blend of jade and yellow tones with ribbons of gold. (The collection of 36 eyes is available exclusively at The Boutique until June 10th, after which they will be available in-store) 

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If I had squillions of Lindens I swear I’d buy every pair in this collection because they are just AMAZING. The colours are all breathtaking and have been perfectly blended to create eyes that glimmer and glisten. The lighting upon the iris is utterly sublime and the size options in every IKON pack mean you can guarantee that your eyes will definitely have‘it’, if ‘it’ is being totally delicious. ( I tend towards the ‘M’ size)

If you aren’t a VIP group member, then poddle along to IKON now and join up and get these awesome eyes while you have the chance.

I promise you’ll be captivated by them.