Berry’s 2013 Second Life Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway!

Hello everyone! Before I start with the gift guide and giveaway announcements, I wanted to take a moment to thank you guys for voting for me for the 2013 AVI Choice Awards. I won for Favorite Photographer and Favorite Model. It’s my first time winning any AVI Choice awards, I am not very familiar with them and wasn’t even aware I was nominated until someone told me I was and then the AVI people sent me a message inworld about it. I was pretty surprised when I received both of these awards because I’ve never really considered myself a model (even though a few friends insist that I am a print model) and also because the other photographers that were nominated are people that I look up to and strive to be like. It’s a wonderful feeling to get recognized and appreciated for something that you truly love to do. So thank you, for taking the time to nominate and vote for me and for putting a smile on my face. <3

Berry's 2013 Second Life Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway!

Berry’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

This is the time of the year when everyone is always in a frenzy looking for the perfect gift for their loved ones. I thought I would go ahead and make a few suggestions on items that caught my eye. I found them to be different, interesting, fun and most importantly, transferable so easy to gift.

  1. Ghosty Kips’ Instagram, Sets – I thought these were a very different and unique idea. I have A Distant Manhattan hanging on the wall behind me pictured below. He also has Commute and Vivid Rose. These are RL images that Mr. Kips took himself. They are framed and if you click on the photo, it turns on “Media on a Prim” and takes you to a website with more information about the image. Clicking on the frame takes it back to the original photograph. These are transferable and also limited edition. They are only up for sale till the 26th and then will be replaced with a different set of images. You can keep an eye on his marketplace store for more sets in the future.
  2. Eliza Wierwight’s Elephant Topiary – I blogged about this one last week. I feel this is a wonderful gift because the money you spend on it is going towards a great cause. For full details about the elephant topiary and where you can pick it up, click over to my post about it.
  3. Tee*fy Food War Mania – If you’ve been to the Arcade this round, you may have already seen or purchased this one. I thought it was such a creative and fun idea. It would be great for kid avatars as well. I am wearing the french fries bow and arrow set. You just have to wear the food weapons then go into mouselook by pressing ‘m’ and then start clicking on your targets. Since it’s gacha, it’s transferable and only L$50 per play!
  4. Beetlebones Artic Friends (SLurl) – I thought these were so adorable, I had to add them to the list. They can be worn as full mesh avatars or attached as a pet. The pets will animate depending on whether you are running, flying, sitting or standing. The avatars each come with their own AOs. There are two kinds: Land and Sea. I have the land polar bear attached to me as a pet. He’s adorable. I love the way he hunches over and falls asleep anytime I sit on anything. They are available in a gacha, so they are transferable and only L$50.
  5. Gift Cards – The items I listed so far have been rather inexpensive and can be used by people of all ages and sizes. I feel that buying something like clothing and jewelry may be a bit difficult unless you know the person very well and know their taste. If not, then gift cards are something I always love to send and receive. When I was making this list of gift cards I was told that the majority of the people that use the E2V Vendor System should have gift cards since the system makes it so easy to have them available for your store. So I used the E2V Wish List HUD to teleport around to some of the stores and see if they have cards as well. I haven’t gone through the whole list of stores in the HUD yet as I ran out of time, so please feel free to add any stores and slurls to the list. Just scroll to the bottom and add the name of your store with SLurl or marketplace.

So that’s my list, I hope you guys find it useful. Don’t forget to also look to see if the person you need to buy a gift for already has a wish list. You can easily look that up on the E2V website by entering in the person’s full SL name.

Berry's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway!

Berry’s 2013 Holiday Giveaway!

It’s been such a wonderful year of blogging for me that I really wanted to give back to my readers somehow. You guys have been so good to me by not only voting for me for the AVI Choice Awards, but also participating in my Monday Memes and constanly reading, liking and sharing my posts on a daily basis. I really appreciate all the support and encouragement I receive from you guys.

So what I did was I went to 5 of my favorite stores and I purchased L$1000 gift cards from each store. I have placed them all in one folder along with one of my own Photography gift cards. Now, I am going to ask a series of questions and ask you guys to leave your answers in the comments. Everyone that leaves a comment answering all 3 questions, I will input your name into this website: http://www.random.org/lists and on Sunday, December 22nd at 7am SLT I will let the website choose the winner. I will announce the winner’s name in the comments after that time and then drop this folder on them:


The contents of the folder are as follows:
Mutresse L$1000 gift card
FATEdesign L$1000 gift card
League L$1000 gift card
What Next L$1000 gift card
Truth L$1000 gift card
Strawberry Singh Photography L$1500 gift card

To enter the giveaway, copy and paste the following questions and answers below into the comment box, delete my answers and enter your own:

  1. What is your full SL Name: Strawberry Singh
  2. What do you love about Second Life the most? I love how it has enriched my life in so many ways, and I will always cherish the people that I have met and the memories I have created through it.
  3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I want to know this so I get an idea of what you guys liked and what I should be aiming for in 2014. My favorite post from this past year was the Flat Rodvik Linden Meme. I thought you guys would think I was completely crazy, but you guys turned out to be just as crazy as I am!

I’m so excited about this giveaway! I hope you enter because I’d love to get your input. I already got some great ideas from the poll I did last week, which I’ll keep up in the sidebar until the new year.

Thank you again for all the support in 2013. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your real and Second Life families! Happy Holidays! <3

Credits:
Decor:
*Red Couch: Trompe Loeil – Holiday Couch PG by Cory Edo (@ FaMESHed)
*Tree: Trompe Loeil – Holiday 2013 Tree Natural – Scripted Lights by Cory Edo (@ FaMESHed)
*Ornaments: Sway’s [Rocking horse] Ornament – Gacha by Sway Dench (@ The Garden)
Gift Boxes: What Next Gift Boxes by Winter Thorn
*Bar: Erratic Hot Chocolate Bar by Erratic Rain (@ Arcade)
*Frame: Ghosty Kips’ Instagram Set – A Distand Manhattan by Ghosty Kips
Elephant Topiary: Save Elephant Foundation at PATRON Holiday Topiary (Details) (SLurl)
*Pet: ::Beetlebones:: Arctic Friends Polar Bear Pal (Snow) by suetabulous Yootz
*Merry Christmas sign: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel

What I’m wearing:
*Skin: -Glam Affair – Mokatana skin – America 06 F by Aida Ewing (@ Collabor88)
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Althea by Truth Hawks
Outfit: e! Mrs Claus Dress (Red) S by Eclectic Wingtips (@ FaMESHed)
*Boots: BAX Regency Boots White Suede STANDARD by Bax Coen
*Earrings: Sax Shepherd Designs ~ Holiday Snow Gift Set ~ Earrings by Sax Shepherd
*Necklaces: Maxi Gossamer Shangri La Heart & Truth Owl by Maxi Gossamer
*Mesh Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro
*Weapon: Tee*fy Fries Bow And Arrow RARE by Azure Electricteeth (@ Arcade)
Pose: *~*HopScotch*~* Zodiac – The Huntress 1 – 3 by Chandni Khondji

135 thoughts on “Berry’s 2013 Second Life Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway!

  1. What is your full SL Name: Jadelyn McAuley

    What do you love about Second Life the most? The ability to develop an art form I didn’t know I had. SL photography has enriched my creativity so much. I didn’t realize how much of an imagination I had until I started taking pictures.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? The Diesel Works Serpent. Those photos are just incredible. Such detail and simple beauty, I knew I needed one right away. I was blown away from it.

  2. 1. What is your full SL Name: Seoyoung Resident
    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love a lot of things about Second Life. I like that you can become a totally different person without ever being judged and you meet so many great people with the same interests as you do so that’s why I love Second life.
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Wow. There are so many posts from Strawberry Singh that I adored; it’s kinda hard. But I’ll have to say I really enjoy the Friday Roundup of different locations that you find. It’s a great way to explore different sims and I’m glad you’d started this because it’s a great idea.

  3. inkie Loudwater says:

    How generous Berry Have a great Holiday with lots of love and kisses

    1.What is your full SL Name: Inkie Loudwater
    2.What do you love about Second Life the most?
    Being a pixel Barbie playing dress up every day
    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    I loved the movie poster challenge the most I had to step outside of my zone and I liked your What about Berry entrence :D

  4. Johan Neddings says:

    1.What is your full SL Name: Johan Neddings

    2.What do you love about Second Life the most? Being able to do things that RL sometimes lacks.

    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?

    * All the Meme’s were fun, some were even so good that I couldn’t even hold my jaw from falling

    * Your post about “What’s your Digits” which I hope you will continue in the New Year.

  5. CottonCandy Teardrop says:

    1.What is your full SL Name: CottonCandy Teardrop
    2.What do you love about Second Life the most? I love how i can do things on sl that I am unable to do in rl due to physical limitations and disabilities
    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? The one you did on Gos Boutique.. Because it really opened my eyes to an amazing shoe designer. I now have countless number of his shoes.

  6. Hi, I would love to enter :) Here are my answers…
    1. pastela Resident (though I go by Anna Pastela)
    2. Meeting people! That is by far the number one :). You can meet people similar to you from all around the world and then make such great friends. Next would be the vast amounts of creativity in SL. To see what others have created and to crest things yourself… So much fun!
    3. A tie, The Drax Files – Elie Spot and The Drax Files – World Makers. I love things like this and would not have stumbled upon the Drax Files without your blog! I had the pleasure of going to an in world interview with Draxtor Despres this month, it was a lot of fun :)

    Anyway, thank you for your wonderful blog and have a pleasant holiday season ^^

  7. LyricalBizarre Resident says:

    What is your full SL Name: LyricalBizarre Resident
    What do you love about Second Life the most? The ability to create absolutely anything you set your mind to. Possibilities are truly endless and it’s amazing to see how your imagination can reach so many levels.
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? The post about materials. It inspired me to do full packs, materials enabled, because they’re just that awesome :))

  8. What is your full SL Name: Nimil Blackflag

    What do you love about Second Life the most? i love that i have been able to connect with people in a way that i had trouble doing in the real world. i am forever grateful for the friendships i have made in this virtual world.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? i’m not sure i can come up with one fave. i have really enjoyed the meme posts! even though i’ve been too busy with real life to really play along, i love reading your responses to the questions and the fun photos you put in there as well :D

  9. 1. What is your full SL Name: Alexandra Markus (alexandra.melune)

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? Roleplay – I’m super active at an Urban RP sim and I love it and the people that I’ve met through there – and some have become First Life best friends :)

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/11/01/weekly-roundup-and-friday-find-noble-new-england/

    I looooove the Friday Finds, I especially love finding new places to explore and take pictures in. There are -so- many beautiful places throughout SL and I want to visit all of them!

  10. Ganymedes Costagravas says:

    1. What is your full SL Name:
    Ganymedes Costagravas

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most?
    The creative opportunities, you have so much more at your disposal, and near limitless options for creativity, that at times RL simple looks nightmarishly bland.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    Your “guy posts” and the informative “enhancing you SL-experience” posts… also posts with loads of accessories or decor detail that guys can work too ;)

  11. What is your full SL Name: Vixxie Vultee

    What do you love about Second Life the most? how completely immersive it can be. i hang out with rl friends or sl friends and i really *feel* there. it helps bridge the gap between my friends and i, whether i know them face-to-face or not, and i love that i can spend time with them inworld and actually feel like i’ve spent time with them.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? your memes as a whole have been by far my favorites, i love reading them and participating in them! i think my favorite overall was definitely your post on shape digits from this year — i hadn’t participated in your past “what’s your digits?” challenges, but i’m glad i did it this year as it was a HUGE eye opener for me. so thank you ♥

  12. 1. What is your full SL Name: Ember Adored

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? I love meeting new and interesting people from all over the world. I am a bit OK A lot of a recluse so this is the interaction I do not get in the real world. Also I love playing barbie >.<

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? My personal fave was The Introspection Meme. This one hit home with me in ways I am unable to describe, I forced myself to open up to virtual strangers. Great therapy for me and FREE!!

  13. Reececupz Marquis says:

    What is your full SL Name: Reececupz Marquis

    What do you love about Second Life the most? The lasting friendships I have made, the fact that you can be anyone you want, the freedom and creativity which can be expressed through my avi.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I love so many of them to be honest, but the one you did on black friday had stood out to me, i loved the whole outfit as well as pic, I went out and purchased it, it also encouraged me to start taking pics of myself around some of SL’s gorgeous winter scenery spots :)

  14. What is your full SL Name: Sylvia Olivier

    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love the fact that I’ve been able to connect with people that I wouldn’t have normally been able to connect with – without Second Life.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    Honestly – I love all your Monday Meme’s.. and the fact that you are a caring blogger and that you even go back to take the time to comment on my 4 year post – really meant something to me. I also love when you posted the head shot windlight that has helped me and I like when you do tutorials and your willingness to try something new and give us all a heads up about it.

  15. Awesome post Strawb! This helped a lot, I’m always stuck for what gifts I should think about getting.

    1) What is your full SL Name: Xantheanne Resident

    2)What do you love about Second Life the most? I love how it’s unlocked my creativity. I love learning from writers/bloggers/photographers (like you!) as well as exploring the creations of others inworld through both the sims people make and the items that are produced. Basically I just adore how creative Second Life allows people to be!

    3)Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I Loved the Memeception meme (heh!) because it was just so hilarious. Overly-attached Strawberry will forever haunt my dreams.

  16. What is your full SL Name: thost resident

    What do you love about Second Life the most? Two things really. I have made some pretty amazing friends in SL, a few of them have become a part of my RL, and I can’t imagine not having them in my life now. Secondly, its my creative outlet. From my first week on I’ve been fascinated with taking pictures and (hopefully) growing in skill.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I like so many, especially around summer time, but recently I’ve been loving your location posts. I’m always looking for new beautiful places to take pictures. Because of these posts, I’ve started following a lot more location oriented blogs.

  17. 1. What is your full SL Name: JMB Balogh

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most?
    I love the creativity of the residents in Second Life and I find it truly amazing, even after 6 years in world! From the incredible builders, the fashion designers, the skin makers, to the art community and so many more, most do it out of love of creating things, whatever their talents and for little monetary gain if any. That’s incredible and very admirable.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    It’s really hard to choose because I love all your blog posts, but looking at your list, besides the Serpent One (which has been mentioned already and made me buy the best photo prop in SL yet!) one which jumped out at me now and when it was posted originally, was the Autumn Challenge. I don’t have an SL blog so don’t do your memes except in my mind. But Autumn is a favourite time for me and I loved your photos so much it inspired me to do a new profile photo for myself, based on your photos. I even bought the same sweater and leaf poses and went to Small Town Green too. Although I don’t think anyone else would know it. Smiles. I hope you believe that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    Congratulations on your Avi choice awards, both well deserved.
    Merry Christmas to you Berry.

  18. What is your full SL Name: Anarya Elderslie

    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love how I have met so many people that have become good friends, some even over a short period of time. These people keep me sane and keep me laughing..or at least smiling. Especially in the past few months, I have really needed the friends I have made here, and not to be all disgustingly mushy, but I’d be lost without these crazy hookers. <3

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I wanted to be all different and not pick something anyone else had already said here, especially if Berry had picked it so I didn't look like I was copying..but the Flat Rodvik Meme was hilarious to do..mostly because I was walking around a crowded We <3 Roleplay event with people looking at me like I was insane. Public embarrassment is fantastic and I actually can't wait til I get to make a fool of myself in public again.

  19. Oops autocorrect did me in above and I can’t edit the comment. It’s JMB Balogh

  20. No problem JMB, I edited your comment and added your name.

    Thanks to everyone that has entered so far, you guys are fast, lol! It’s really great to read all your thoughts on my posts this past year. Thank you!

  21. 1.What is your full SL Name:
    serenityj8705 resident

    2.What do you love about Second Life the most?
    I love Secondlife more so now because I can express myself through fashion,photography, and blogging.I am so introverted, and I love the sense of freedom I can have while on SL. I have had the chance to do this alongside with my best friend Skyla and we have come so far since the time we started our blog, I am proud of US!

    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?Butterfly Eyes has to be my favorite! Not only was it the first blog I have seen from Strawberry, but it was what made me want to blog and looking at your work inspires me to be better all the time. I do enjoy your tutorials, and hope you can show more of your tricks to photoshop and so on. I wish you Happy Holidays!

  22. What is your full SL Name: Marianne McCann
    What do you love about Second Life the most? The community. The people I mean, the fun we generate as a group
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Totally, Flat Rodvik. Lots of fun, and led to some great and rather silly posts.

  23. What is your full SL Name:
    Envy Yuhara
    What do you love about Second Life the most?
    Meeting pple from all over the world. I am now friends with whoom I met yrs ago. One person that I met so long ago, is not only my friend in SL. he’s my friend in RL & now we been married for 2 yrs & have a 2 yr old. I would not change it for anything!

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    book-berry Written on December 9, 2013. Why I like that one, you tell people about your photography & what service you offer in great detail & I like that. You explain what you offer & how we can get in contact with you for a session. You have a nack in what windlight will work best for a photo shoot & you are down to earth – careing with your clients! I love your style & hopefully soon I can contact you for a session! Thamk you Mrs Singh for you do <3

  24. 1. Full Name: MelissaJeanne Flores
    2. What I love most about sl is the ability to do things you can’t in rl and meet people you might not normally meet. I’ve been able to make so many friends from all over the world. I think that’s my favorite part of sl. But also the fact that for me it’s a creative outlet it’s somewhere I can create and design. I’ve learned things I couldn’t imagine through sl and it’s why I’ve stuck around for 6 years now. It’s ever changing and I’ve learn a lot about myself through it!
    3. I personally loved the Geeks’n’Nerds Fair post you did! The Geeky Meme. That fair was one of my favorite fairs this year cause I’m a true geek and nerd at heart and I loved you’re take on it! Plus that diagram was pretty awesome haha!

    Congrats on winning Avi Awards! It’s well worth it and Happy Holidays! <3

  25. Chantel Ashdene says:

    What is your full SL Name: Chantel Ashdene

    What do you love about Second Life the most? The creativity! And this shows in everything from the beautiful sims residents have made, to the ability to change our avatar in endless ways! I’ve also met some wonderful people from all over the world, and I’m grateful for that.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? This one – http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/05/29/the-primavera-collection/
    The top picture melted my heart, you just look so cute and carefree and innocent!

  26. Skye Donardson says:

    What is your full SL Name: Skye Donardson

    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love the people I’ve met, the creativity it allows me as well as being able to see the creativity of others, it’s fulfills my love of shopping for not a lot of money, and the occasional escape from real life it provides.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I LOVED the movie poster meme that you posted, ( http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/06/10/my-sl-movie-poster-challenge/ ) because I had the best time participating in that one, and because of the amazing posters that everyone else put together. It was so awesome! :o)

  27. What is your full SL Name: Lia Mistwalker
    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love about is meeting new people from different culture and their music.I have meet few people I enjoy spending time, goofing around and laughing everyday. They are like my family and understanding each other. I consider them my bestfriends. I got the chance to show artist skill as a graphic designer in secondlife and be recognize doing great work design layout and books. I always want it to do i join in sl. Enjoying do fashion blogs. What I like about is working or hanging around people around the world.
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I enjoy every blog different subject. It is hard to choose. I can say berrys-blogger-challenge. I like read them.You have meme different aspect in second life it make fun and interesting.

  28. 1.What is your full SL Name: Nemesis1608 Resident

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? I love walking around this world imagining i’m in a cartoon movie , taking pictures of it ,thinking it’s entirely made by the people who live in it.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    Although I like all your posts , I especially love your tutorials so i pick “Tutorial – Processing a Headshot” from june 15. I wanted so bad to improve my photography skills and your tutorials are all very well made.

    (English is not my mother tongue :p)

  29. Storm Electrasky says:

    What is your full SL Name: Storm (electrasky Resident)
    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love logging on each day with anticipation of a new day in this fabulous world and what surprises it will hold for me.
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? The blog that stuck in my memory most was the one about Inworldz. You opened my eyes to another exciting and great community that I never even knew about. We have land in both worlds now and couldn’t be happier. Massive thanks for the smiles you have given us this year. Keep up the great work!!

  30. 1. What is your full SL Name: Kilolo Jenkins
    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? As much as I love the family I have, the friends I’ve made, and the connections I’ve established, at the end of the day what I love most about Second Life is the imagination of its residents; specifically its builders. I was out exploring the other day with a friend of mine and was simply marveled by what beautiful creations have built the grid I’ve come to call my virtual home for the past 6 years.

    I remembered going to the first place I explored sometime last month and thinking to myself (first) “wow…this place is still here??” and (second) “even in its primitive stage…it was and is so beautiful”. Sure, we can see creations as beautiful if not more in real life. But where in real life can I do that simultaneously with someone who is nestled in their home on a completely different continent?

    I wish I were half as imaginative as some of our residents. But since I’m not…I’ll gladly partake of a visual feast of imagination.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? This is a very hard and unfair question Berry! I love all of your blog posts. That’s why I subscribed! LOL

    But if I had to pick just one blog, I’d have to say is the haiku meme. I love haiku as a form of poetry, both traditional and American (which is more senryu than haiku as haiku deals with the nature of … nature, and senryu is more related to the nature of man…). Anyway, I love the simplistic structure and sometimes the funniest things I’ve read have been American haiku.

    http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/05/05/my-second-life-haiku-meme/

  31. Keira Tyles_Insippo says:

    1. What is your full SL Name: Keira Tyles

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? The wonderful people I’ve met, and whom have become very important in my life.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? What’s Your Digits? I was finally able to be happy with a proportionate shape! Thank you Berry!
    I also love the Week Roundup & Friday Find. Love finding new places.

  32. Rachell Flores says:

    What is your full SL Name: Rachell Flores
    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love that I’ve found a family and that I’m really lucky to have found them. I also love gacha-ing it definetely makes me meet a lot of new people as well, it’s one of the most fun things to do.
    My favorite blog psots were moving other’s avatars and moving your own avatar for photos. I didn’t know you could do this and it has made positioning things so much better and my photos looks so much nicer! Thanks so much for the tip <3

  33. 1.What is your full SL Name: Eria Ziemia

    2.What do you love about Second Life the most? That I get to try out so many things. If something interests me, I just go try it out. The creativity in SL only seem limited to myself. I believe it helps me figure out who I am and what I like to do, which is of great value irl too. What I also enjoy is the rich culture, meeting people from all over the world, sharing skills, traditions, music 24/7.

    3. Well it is usually your pictures that draws me in, usually I want to know where you found some of your outfit. One of my favorites though is the picture with Man Berry and you for the Eid at Kingdom of Sand, it just has is own personality that I loved.. But one of my favorite blogposts is actually ‘6 Years of Second Life’ Because I loved hearing about you and your journey in SL, to who you are today. I laughed a lot of the memories of the early years, recognizing a lot of it myself.

  34. 1. Bay Sweetwater
    2. The inspiration I get for writing
    3. Social Media post. http://strawberrysingh.com/about/social-media/
    So much information in this post, I am still reading and digesting it all.

  35. What is your full SL Name: AaryaKiseki
    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love how people created their own dream world and we are able to immerse in them and feel what they are trying to show. Also I love how it brings community together and working together to achieve something.
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I can’t choose. There a lot on my favorite list but if I need to I’d say the Introspection Meme. It took a lot of time for me to express answer the questions and helps me to learn about myself more. Thank you!

  36. synsera Myanamotu says:

    1.What is your full SL Name: synsera Myanamotu

    2.What do you love about Second Life the most? I love the amazing people I’ve been able to talk with from all over the world and the various activities from shopping….live performers…. to expressing my creativity in many different ways.

    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I can’t say I have a favorite ~ I love them all :) I love your style and the ideas that you put together ~ thank you!!

  37. 1 – What is your full SL Name? Kerena Zhangsun

    2- What do you love about Second Life the most? — the incredibly broad range of experiences that broaden my intellectual and emotional horizons.

    3 – Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? “I Have A Crush On Someone” – August 31, 2013. Why? Because it allowed a glimpse into what touches you intellectually, emotionally and spiritually and because it introduced me to Umair Haque and I in turn introduced someone else to him.

  38. What is your full SL Name: Punkiss Resident
    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love that even though I can no longer paint in RL due to my carpal tunnel, I have found a place where I can come to & hop on a pose stand & create. I can stay there for hours & hours like painting a portrait, creating a different look everyday and exploring what my imagination can come up with next. For me it`s like therapy, it`s where I come after a long tiring day at work to relax.
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? It`s so hard to choose a specific post, although I will say that you have a knack of making people feel comfortable, like they are part of & an equal. Some blogs make you feel like you`re witnessing the “great I am!”, but you never get that feeling from you. You are always willing to share and to teach things you`ve learned, just a genuine kind & gentle spirit shines through your post, and that`s not an easy thing to do, so when looking for what we`d all like to see next year, I`d say, “Just keep being you, and keep doing what you`re doing.” Seems we are all loving your post…..”as is.” :)

  39. 1. What is your full SL Name: Kyli Topaz

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? The fact that everything on the entire grid was created by the residents of Second Life. Everything you see is from someone’s creative imagination.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? My SL Movie Poster Challenge. I loved seeing everyone’s creativity. I participated as well and it gave me the opportunity to brush up on my Photoshop skills too.

  40. Magical Muffin says:

    What is your full SL Name: Muffinunsane

    What do you love about Second Life the most? I get to be just about anything! There is no set ‘mold’ unlike most games. With just some practice and work (also some $L!) you can really make yourself be orignal.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Picture wise? Pangloss. Beautiful photos and an even better sim to explore.

    Overall, it would have to be ‘Your Avatar’s Private Life Challenge’. It was fun and pretty silly to play around with.

    Happy Holidays!

  41. 1) What is your full SL Name: SalmanHameed13

    2) What do you love about Second Life the most? The art and creativity of people and how we all are a binding force in it all.

    3) Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? My favorite was the http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/11/04/avatar-look-alikes-challenge/ I helped a lot of people in that one. That blog was really fun and full of laughters. When somebody told me hey, your avatar looks like Salman Khan. I loved it. ;)

  42. 1.What is your full SL Name: Crazychef Resident
    2.What do you love about Second Life the most? That I found the love of my life on Second Life.

    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Monday Memes are probably my favorite ones you do. The movie poster one was probably my favorite of the memes that you did this year. ( Suggestion: MOAR Movie Poster Memes). I also enjoy Friday Finds. It’s nice to see what there is to do from a blogger’s perspective. I all hit a brick wall when trying to find something to do with my partner. So it is nice to see if there is anything that we can do together on the Friday Finds.

  43. Britney Myrsny says:

    1.What is you full SL name?
    Britney Myrsny
    2.What do you love about Second Life the most?
    The people, meeting friends from all over the world.
    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    Weird Questions and Meet My Friend…I love learning about people!

  44. Please don’t consider this a contest entry … Better to see the joy on a winner’s face than to be a winner.

    What is your full SL Name:
    Uccello Marcia Jan Cindy Poultry

    What do you love about Second Life the most?
    Second Life is my social life, in part because I’m a full-time care giver and really can’t get away to have a real life. The people here are also very supportive and I’ve learned a lot about how to be a better care giver.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    My favorite posts are those in which you go over your thought process behind your remarkable photos.

    Thanks for a great 2013, Strawberry, and I hope you have a great 2014.

  45. 1. LenoRoyksopp Resident (kinda like the song :P)
    2. Meeting new people and role playing! I love to write :)
    3. Friday Finds, exploring those places is always fun… Finding new things and such

    Thanks!

  46. What is your full SL Name: Averil Resident

    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love meeting people from all over the world and learning their cultures.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? My favorite post from this year was your Whats in a name Meme. I thought it was fun and original to see how everyone has come up with their Second Life persona.

  47. 1. What is your full SL Name:

    bakhilov Resident

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most?

    Griefing! (jk)… Roleplay definitely, then people watching to see nice outfits. So many people in sl have such great style.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?

    This one? Is that allowed… Hope so! You are very generous in this giveaway, a nice Christmas gesture.

  48. 1. What is your full SL Name: Carmilla Mirabeau

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most?: I love the fact that I
    can be and do anything in SL. Who else gets to Teleport to anywhere in the Second Life world & buy as many elegant clothes or homes as we do?

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?: I loved the Tutorial Posts. The fact that you take time out of your RW day to help and inspire us to make our SL, Facebook or Blog’s even better :)

    Thank you for this contest! :)
    Good luck everyone!

  49. Mellyn Llewellyn says:

    1. What is your full SL name? Mellyn Llewellyn. Kinda has a zing to it, don’t it?

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? Variety, so much variety, so many people doing so many interesting things – raising money, creating art, making a business that supports their families and themselves, learning new skills, sharing talents, having fun, role playing, exploring their darker sides, hooking up, gettin’ down, dancing until dawn and on and on.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? This is a hard question, and not to cop out, but this one. It’s indicative of your generous spirit to offer a gift to show appreciation, a generosity you display in every post where you are fully and authentically yourself, in your tutorials, in your confessions of insecurities, in your open and welcoming treatment of people. You’re one of a kind. Merry Christmas, Berrybean.

  50. What is your full SL Name: Florence Reverie

    What do you love about Second Life the most? My best friend Xaqueline Seda! I met her almost 2 years ago and her friendship means so much to me. And of course, Shopping!

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I really enjoyed your Second Life Bucket List post, because sometimes we hide out on our platforms and in IM’s and forget about how much there is to see and do around here. Anytime you tell us about something “new” (Inworldz, Fitted Mesh, Your tutorials) because there is always so much to learn.

  51. 1. What is your full SL name? maggiemay8

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? The ability to connect with all walks of life from across the globe. Circumstances haven’t allowed me the luxury of a single life and SL provides just that> I met my best friend here.

    3. Which of my blogs from 2013 were your favorite and why? If I were to pick just one it would be the haiku meme. If one were to look @ my profile they would find my partner and myself have been sharing original haikus. He is rather good @ them and I find it a challenge to sum up my thoughts in a few syllables.

  52. Haha the luxury of a single life!! Not being able to correct my typo, I’m hoping everyone can speak typonese and know I meant a social life! :P

  53. What is your full SL Name: angeltrip Resident
    What do you love about Second Life the most?: I love seeing everyone’s creativity come to life in such a unique way, from outfits to builds to landscaping. I also love exploring everything!
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?: I like the Monday Memes and the Friday Finds. I love to learn new locations, and I like that the memes get everyone involved. I like reading everyone’s answers to them, haha.

    Thanks for everything this year, Berry!

  54. […] Hello everyone! Before I start with the gift guide and giveaway announcements, I wanted to take a moment to thank you guys for voting for me for the 2013 AVI Choice Awards. I won for Best Photographer and Best Model.  […]

  55. What is your full SL Name: kali Wylder

    What do you love about Second Life the most? There are so many things I love about SL but my favorite has to be the friends I have made here.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I liked the one where you taught us how to move avatars when you don’t have rez rights but you do have edit rights

  56. 1. What is your full SL Name: Jolie Bernitz

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? I like the easy access to all forms of art and culture that SL allows us to have. SL is full of talented people, and I feel privileged to be part of that environment full of creative minds, even being only as an admirer.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? My favorite post was “Desi Girls”, because I have great sympathy for the South Asian culture and I loved to know you are a desi girl. I also think the video made it special, you and Reema are perfect dancing.

    Thanks for all you have done this year, congrats for the awards and happy holidays! :)

  57. What is your full SL Name: India Nadeau

    What do you love about Second Life the most? When I was growing up, I wanted to be a fashion designer. Physically, I can’t do this in RL but SL has allowed me to have a way to create clothing. Though I still have a few physical restrictions in creating EXACTLY what and how I would like (because let’s face it, 3D modeling is a challenge for anyone), I know down the road there will be some way for me to ultimately achieve this.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Honestly, I cannot choose any favorites! I simply think it’s fantastic that you have a well-rounded range of SL related topics. I have found so many posts to be inspiring, helpful, and entertaining to read! I will say that the Friday Finds was a great addition to your blog this year! :)

  58. My name is Joanne Kimono.

    I love most about Second Life are the people. Secondlife is about
    each other helping one another.
    Live music and movies are bonus.

    The answer to your question Berry which of your post is my favorite is very difficult. I enjoy learning where excellent things are to be found
    and if they are free BONUS.
    Runner up : http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/11/01/weekly-roundup-and-friday-find-noble-new-england/

  59. 1.) Sanura Snowpaw

    2.) My favorite things about SL are the people and friends I have made and the creativity.

    3.) I love all of your Meme blog posts.

  60. Andreafaith1 Resident says:

    1.What is your full SL Name:Andreafaith1 Resident a.k.a Love.lee

    2.What do you love about Second Life the most? Being able to do things that RL sometimes lacks. Enjoying getting together with others listening to music or exploring SL viewing creative locations.

    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? there was a particular nice recently end of November you visited your friends sim it had train photo on it. I liked that the location changes with the seasons.

  61. Berry, this is fabulous of you! =D

    What is your full SL Name: Tamar Luminos

    What do you love about Second Life the most? The creativity. I love making up avatars, putting together looks and outfits. I love making up characters for roleplay. I love building items in SL. It’s really my favorite creative outlet and has been for years now.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/07/02/decisions/ has to be my favorite. I love the tutorials, and the pictures, but this particular post of yours really resonated with me emotionally because I was going through something similar at the time.

  62. UPDATE:
    Sorry, I put the wrong URL in my favorite Berry post! The one I put in is from 2011, and I’m still reading that one too! But here is the right one:
    1. Bay Sweetwater
    2. The inspiration I get for writing
    3. My favorite post is the one on Social Media:. http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/10/13/secrets-to-social-networks-for-second-lifers/#comment-103036
    So much information in this post, I am still reading and digesting it all.

  63. What is your full SL Name: Iolanthe Greymoon
    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love how it gives me the freedom to do what I can’t in RL like dance, horseback ride, fly, fit into skinny jeans. :)
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I loved the three wishes meme. It really got me thinking.

  64. 1.What is your full SL Name: Susi Markova
    2.What do you love about Second Life the most? I love how I met my crazy ass partner that I love dearly and I love music
    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I really enjoy your monday meme blog post. Due in partly to my crazy partner likes to partake in them. Loves what he comes up with for your memes and makes me LOL and spit my drink all over the place when he does partake in your memes.

  65. 1. What is your full SL name? GiaNikai Juliesse

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? I love that this world allows everyone to come together from all corners of the world and be who they would like to be, create what they want to, represent themselves as they wish.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    That’s a tough question! I loved the Geek N’ Nerd blog. It really made me see how proud I am to be exactly who I am.

  66. What is your full SL Name: Strawberry Singh

    What do you love about Second Life the most?
    My initial attraction is the “paper doll” aspect of SL. I love playing dress-up with my avi. I am in love with the variety of relationships I’ve had and the real friendships I’ve made.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    I find all your tutorials immensely entertaining and helpful. My favorite is the Shattered one. Fashion-bloggy-wise, I love the September 18th Topless Tuesday. The picture is striking and I discovered a new store for tattoos.

  67. What is your full SL Name: Melinda Palianta

    What do you love about Second Life the most?
    Second Life gave my artistic creativity the freedom to grow which just wasn’t possible in real life. I’ve also met some wonderful people over the years and forged some lasting friendships.

    Your Weekly Roundup and Friday Find: Noble New England post was a rare find indeed. I love those rare finds! Noble New England had an influence on how I landscaped my SL home. It was a quite a surprise and a thrill to see my SL home recognized as a rare find recently.

  68. 1. What is your full SL Name: Cali Karsin

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most?

    It is my creative outlet, it has opened up so many amazing doors for me being able to express what I love to do including photography, blogging, PR, and writing while I am sort of stuck in college unable to do much without a degree in RL. I don’t know where I would be without SL as it helped me practice what I love. The people and experiences are unforgettable and I cherish them highly in RL. I even met my SL best friend in RL! It was a dream come true. You can literally do ANYTHING if you just believe and put your mind to it and no one can stop you. So what I like most in SL is that it is a limitless world, and the sky is the limit…..and then some!

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?

    It is soooooo hard to pick a favorite! But if I must narrow it down, I will pick Inworldz posts, especially Inworldz: The Knitting Circle, Nov 24th. This is my favorite because I just LOVE that you step outside of SL and are able to inform us of other worlds out there. I have poked around in other grids and what I have come to accept is, that they are all pretty much dead compared to SL. With you informing me with what is happening in Inworldz, I now know this isn’t the case anymore and that good designers, bloggers, models, etc. are now reaching out into Inworldz and I would not have known that if it wasn’t for all of your helpful information. I would really love to see more informational stuff relating to other virtual worlds and the virtual world community in 2014, as it is ALWAYS good to educate us on what is happening outside our SL “box” or “comfort zone,” and also, hopefully you shall see me on Inworldz with you soon!

    Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to enter in this contest, happy holidays and you are amazing. =)

    With love,

    Cali Karsin

  69. 1.What is your full SL Name: Bella Szentmartony

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? The fact that I can live out my dream, although in a virtual way, of both fashion and graphic design. I have many obstacles in real life atm so being able to pursue my dream is very hard. I hope to be successful in RL and SL has given me a bridge to cross and learn until I cross the bridge. :)

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? My favorite post this year was the “Teach Me Something Meme”, I learned so much not only how to make a gif but also countless things from other bloggers. I would love to see a part 2 to this. :)

  70. Rafaela Palianta says:

    What is your full SL Name: Rafaela Palianta

    What do you love about Second Life the most? Being able to connect with my better half in a way we’re not able to in RL due to distance, being able to do “couple-y” things with him. Also exploring the grid, knowing SL is only limited by my own imagination

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? The Your Avatar’s Private Life Challenge. I often imagine and wonder what Raf gets up to when I log off and leave her to her own devices.

  71. 1. What is your full SL Name : Serenity Couerblanc

    2. What do you love about Secondlife ? The people I have come in contact with, the very fact that there are people almost half a world away that I would never have met anywhere else..who I would now count as close friends… even some of my best friends. I have learnt so much from friends, past friends, acquaintances and people I have never even spoke to ( through reading their blogs and seeing what they achieve in their Secondlife).

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favourites?
    I too loved the Flat Rodvik Linden meme , it was so much fun to read others and then tack on my new friend and hit the grid running.. and dancing ;). The Haiku meme was also one that has a special memory for me, it was a moment of reflection for myself, my SLlife . The list of my favourites of your blogs is quite long Strawberry but I thought I better not make this answer any longer.
    Thank you for a wonderful year of blogging fun and information, wishing you and everyone who reads this a safe and happy time as we celebrate this time of year ,in whatever way it is celebrated where you all live.

  72. What is your full SL Name: Charisma Jonesford

    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love the amazing friends I have made and interesting people I have met, and also what a great creative outlet it has become for me.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? My favorite was your SL Movie Poster Challenge meme post. I loved coming up with mine and seeing what everyone else came up with! People did some truly amazing posters.

  73. What is your full SL Name: Roxi Bluewood

    What do you love about Second Life the most? It is a wonderful and magical world and I love the fact that because of SL I have my blog.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Material Girl is one of my favorite because I just love the way you used shadows and you look so stilish and lady – like. But to be honest I love each blog post of yours because I learn a lot from you and you are my role model.

    You are amazing Berry ! Thank you very much for all the good lessons <3

  74. What is your full SL Name: PinkRayne
    What do you love about Second Life the most? So hard to choose just one so I am writing two! I always thought I wasn’t a creative person, but since joining SL I self taught myself Photoshop and have now started on blender! SL taught me that I am creative! Also I LOVE the connections with people I have that I would never meet in any other way, I can showcase every side of ‘me’ with like-minded people :)
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? My favourite blog post was “Kiss my Strawberry”. I love that you interact with your audience and visually I thought all the headshots were just stunning, some beautiful artwork. At the time I remember thinking WOW. In general my fave blog posts are the hair and fashion posts, but this one for me really sticks in my mind.

  75. –>What is your full SL Name: Ann Cygnet

    –>What do you love about Second Life the most?
    I love the fact that what at first was just a way of escaping everyday stressful life, has slowly turned into a platform for me to explore my creative side, not only through writing in role play, but also through building. Also I met so many stunning people from all over the world that enrich my life daily.

    –>Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/03/04/tutorial-adjustment-layers/
    Tutorial-adjustment layers
    Even though I love your every post, and i’m all “wheeeee yay” when I see there is a new post from you on my my rss feed, I have to say my favorite (and one i’ve gone through about a dozen times) is this tutorial, as well as your other photoshop tutorials. Being that I was, and actually still am learning how to use photoshop to it’s full potential, every little tutorial helps, and you explain it so lovely, it’s a treat! Keep up the awesome work! <3

  76. What is your full SL Name: Daisy Kwon
    What do you love about Second Life the most?
    I love how Second Life gives me opportunities to express my creative side which I don’t often use in real life by building, blogging, and photography. To me SL provides endless opportunities for learning new things.
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    I loved your tutorials on both photography and blogging. They started my journey into SL photography and how to attract an audience to my blog. Thank you so much for helping this novice of 7 years on SL to learn something new.

  77. What is your full SL Name:
    Sisch Firecaster

    What do you love about Second Life the most?
    I love it for the beautiful things to see and discover, and for all the things I have learned for it, for the people I have met and for the creativity I can put into it!

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    I generally love your blog, but the highlight for me were the memes and challenges! I especially loved the movie poster one, I thought people got incredibly creative with it and it was so much fun to take part in!

  78. 1. What is your full SL name? Cat Carfagno

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? Over all these years im online, I love building, exploring and a nice chat the most. I do learn new things every day and frequently read your blog, witch gives me a perfect overview wrapped in the funny, sexy, sarcastic and very sweet way you do.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    I love very much your tutorials, and this year the materials project was very exciting to me, because it gives us so much beautiful possibilities. The blogs about and around Mr. Jefferson are very amusing or can even bring me to cry (more please) *hehe

  79. What is your full SL Name: Caresia Adored

    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love how you can imagine something in your mind and create it into this life. I also love being able to see how other people imaginations work through that…

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    I would have to say one of my favorite posts was “Playing with Projectors”, I am constantly trying to get my shadows and images right for blog pictures and all of your tutorials help me to “grow” as a blogger. It is always HARD to pick just ONE favorite, as I love all your posts but that one helped me.

    Thanks for all your hard work.
    Care

  80. What is your full SL Name: Alecks Qinan
    What do you love about Second Life the most?
    The way I can express myself through my avatar and meet people from other countries and the chances of roleplaying which I can’t do as much in RL anymore and I also enjoy taking pictures and trying to grasp the best I can with my skills and enhancing them at the same time.
    My favorite blog?
    I enjoy almost all your tutorials on photography liking your style and different poses and settings and how you inspire some great ideas.
    Tutorial Second Life Viewer 3 is the last I enjoyed and would probably enjoy more on this subject but over all I enjoy a blog that is just about fashion and your blog has become that. So kudos.

  81. What is your full SL Name:
    Chiana0 Resident

    What do you love about Second Life the most?
    I am in love with all the opportunities it presents for self expression: from roleplay to building. There is just so much scope to be creative in Second Life <3

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    Your posts on moving avatars were an absolute revelation to me! I love SL photography but I still have vast amounts to learn – your tutorials are indispensable.. thank you for all your hard work!

  82. *chucks Berry a lifeline as she looks to be drowning in a sea of comments* ;-)

    — What is your full SL Name?
    I’M SPARTAC– oh, no. Wait. I’m Skell Dagger. I think? *checks name sewn inside nape of shirt (and promptly gets a crick in the neck, as he’s still wearing said shirt)* Yep, Skell Dagger. That’s me!

    — What do you love about Second Life the most?
    *looks crestfallen* I only get to pick one thing? You fight dirty! :p Ok, well on top of everything else will *always* come the fact that SL allows me to hold (not just chat on Skype, not just type on AIM; actually HOLD) the one person who has meant the world to me for many years now, but who lives thousands of miles away from me IRL.

    — Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working my way through the Monday Memes, so I’m going to answer with “the memes”, because picking just one would be too hard. I check for them first thing Monday morning (okay, last thing Sunday night, if I’m honest) and – if you’ve posted before I leave for work – I usually spend the morning plotting my response post. The most fun were Flat Rodvik and Memeception, but the one that truly made me smile was the recent Winter Season one, as it brought back happy memories of childhood Christmases.

  83. Alice Mavinelli says:

    What is your full SL Name: Alice Mavinelli

    What do you love about Second Life the most? The people! I have made a few of the closest friends I think I could have, ones that are always there. And I’ve met people that inspire me to learn new things.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Your photography tutorials! (There goes that inspiring. *laughs*) I loved the tips and ideas that helped me learn a bit more.

  84. What is your full SL Name: Rylie Slade

    What do you love about Second Life the most? The creativity that you are allowed to express in a myriad of ways along with the connections you can make with people who live anywhere in the world.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? This is a difficult one, as I love your blog! The photo posts introduce me to sims I’ve never been to before. Product review posts I also love, as you are detailed and I always know if it’s something I see you review positively, I’m going to love it, even if my Linden Wallet doesn’t agree! ~.^ Then there are the monday meme’s, which promote a sense of community, also – I love a good laugh. So I would say that you keep doing exactly what you are doing, clearly we are all enjoying and benefiting from your creativity.

    We’re all wishing you a wonderful 2014! <3 Rylie

  85. hey, thanks for the initiative and gift suggestions.

    1) Nieleav Kowalski
    2) what I most enjoy in SL and the reason why i joined it is the possibility of creating your own content in the game. Its great to be able to express oneself and witness other people’s talents and ceativity. I’m not a regular content creator, but i enjoy learning new stuff.
    3) My fav posts actually are 2: Cupid’s arrow, through which i learned about the animare and the Moving Avatar, with another useful hint about photography Huds. It helped me a lot with my photography hobby.

  86. 1. What is your full SL Name: Sedia Darkrose

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? The people, definitely. Sure, the sims are fun and the dress-up too, but the people are what make the world worth logging into everyday.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Can’t I just say all of them? lol Really, I love coming to this blog because it’s not only helpful and informative in your discussions of products, events, and the grid; but it’s also fun and friendly with things like the memes and it’s sharing and open atmosphere. But… if I had to pick just one… lets go with “What’s Your Digits?” because I’m a big fan of realism when it comes to avatar proportions :P

  87. 1. What is your full SL Name: Peep Sideshow

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? The fact that I have met so many incredible people I would not have had the opportunity to know without this platform. I have friends from all over the world – amazing folks I have never met and most likely never will – yet I would do anything in my power to help them if they just said the word. This is my family and I love them dearly.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Your first blog meme – My Seven SL Facts. I was a baby blogger, struggling to find my voice when I saw this meme. This was my chance to participate in what has become a blogging phenomenon in SL. It introduced me to some fabulous bloggers, many of whom I now consider to be friends. It also reinforced for me just how giving you are to this community.

    Thank you, Berry and although I know you don’t celebrate it, Merry Christmas <3

  88. Whispers Magic says:

    1. What is your full SL Name: Whispers Magic

    2.What do you love about Second Life the most? It allows me to do things I don’t get to in RL. Ex. Own bunnies, shop, visit cool places, own a huge gorgeous home, etc.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? The one about Eliza Wierwight’s Elephant Topiary and any where I learn about new to me things in 2L. I am working on my 10th year in game and I like to learn new things about it. The post about what she was doing was wonderful and I enjoy when you share things like that.

    Have a great holiday season! <3

  89. What is your full SL Name: Caitlin Rachel Baily
    What do you love about Second Life the most? I like a lot about second life, originally the anonomitity helped me come out of shell and share pictures/ artwork, interests even converstaions and communities as I tend to be shy. Now , i love the talent, the creators, the fashion, the art that goes into it, I love exploring it and meeting the many amazing people from all over the world.
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Blah, Don’t make me pick, I love them all! I think some favs were The internet meme, The movie poster meme, your fall meme and pretty much all the other post I read. Keep up the great work!

  90. What is your full SL Name: Marly Peapod

    What do you love about Second Life the most? All the people I met and how they impacted my life in one way or another and I also love the way it helped me discover things about myself and has fueled my creative side.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? The Dear Santa post was just so creative and fun and quirky, it’s definitely my favorite for those reasons. I also love the Friday find and weekly round up as it gives me new places to visit each week. And your very helpful tutorials!

    Happy Holidays!

  91. SL Full Name Aair Resident

    Love the most about SL Spending time with friends, also photography while exploring all the creative artistic locations. Most of my time is alone and spent either trying to build something or taking “no or low” processed ‘solo-selfies’ inworld. Maybe for 2014 it’s time I create an alt so I have someone around to take photos of and to pose as told, this leads me to….

    Favorite 2013 Blog posts by Manberry, a ‘man” of few words’ but when he speaks it’s priceless. I quote “I am currently dying of an ear infection. If I do die, just want y’all to know that it was nice knowing you.” ( I laughed so hard at the dying part, but do hope your feeling better if you truly did have ear infection.)

  92. 1. What is your full SL Name: Monica Querrien

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? Second Life has enabled me to express my creativity in ways that has allowed me to think outside the box. Because of it, I have learned a lot of things and will always love SL for that.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?

    I love all of the memes/challenges posts. Those definitely kept me blogging when I otherwise would had stopped because of lack of focus. I think one of my favorite blog posts is the 6 Years of Second Life because I like hearing about other people’s experiences in SL, and rez day blog posts tend to allow people to reflect and reminisce on how far they have come.

  93. What is your full SL Name: Aubrey Topaz

    What do you love about Second Life the most? The fact that its not your 1st life. Its somewhere you can come to relax when you want. To often its a place of arguments, drama and backstabbing. I like to enjoy my secondlife with the people who care for me and enjoy being around me. I love the fact you can be anyone you want to be when coming into this world.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I really enjoyed the movie poster meme because I liked seeing what everyone came up for their idea of what movie poster they should be on.

  94. What is your full SL Name: Chic Aeon

    What do you love about Second Life the most? Absolutely the creativity and the ability to “make your own world”.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? The GEEK Meme because your photo so made me smile and I had a great time getting geeky also. I especially liked the “geek test” that was part of the post.

  95. What is your full SL Name: Ficceh Resident

    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love the creative aspects of second life; meeting new people, blogging, art, fashion.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? This is a tough question, since I’m a huge fan of your blog and work. But if I would have to choose, I will say I enjoyed all of your tutorial videos, like the shattered glass photo you did :D. Oh and who can forget to not mention your lovely meme’s and challenges. They are so much fun.

  96. 1. Shae Sixpence

    2. I love that Second Life is a user created world. I love landing on a new sim and looking around in wonderment at everything I see. Every blade of grass, every brick, every chair.. all created by people like you and me. The ideas that swim around in an artists brain before eventually manifesting themselves into our lovely little slice of the internet.

    3. This one: http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/01/08/mesh-breasts/ Cause you said mesh bewbs and it peaked my curiosity enough to come back into second life after being gone for nine months. I never properly thanked you by the way.. so.. Thanks Berry. I missed you and everyone else and I’m so very glad that I was shallow enough to wander back just to peer at bewbs..

  97. What is your full SL Name: SerenaTsukino Resident

    What do you love about Second Life the most?
    It is difficult to mention just a few things that I love about SL.
    First of all I have met wonderful people, with a few of them I’ve had hard times, but they have been precisely those who have left me an important lesson. And they are all very special for me.
    Real life with its routines and obligations often distracts us of what we want and who we are, and sometimes we lose some of our essence.
    SL allows me to be more free of all that and as I said on other occasions, is a way to keep my inner child safe from the adult world. lol
    Also I have learned a lot, I have developed skills I didn’t even knew I had. It is such a fascinating world with a lot to give, a life with unlimited opportunities and I just love that.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    Each Monday I wake up and the first thing I do is check your new monday challenge. But still, my favorite post is not one of your memes, is a post called “6 years of Second Life.”
    I love it because not only shows the nice person you are, but also highlights the beautiful and positive things about SL. Like you, I have had valuable experiences, I learned a lot about myself and I have met people who have changed my life.
    I think most of us in SL went through that experience, but some people are focused on the drama and the negative aspects that does not build anything and that also makes us all residents of SL look like weirdos. lol and maybe we are. xD

    Long answer, sorry for that and for my English. ^_^

  98. 1. What is your full SL Name: Khloe Nitely

    2.What do you love about Second Life the most? : I love that it led me to the man that I love, my RL hubby!

    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favourite and why?: My fav posts… hmm.. toss up. I love all the memes!- It let’s me get to know not only you, but those who choose to participate! It’s led me to some great places and funny answer. I also love your tutorials- especially photography based ones. I tend to be a dunce when it comes to photography so any bits of help is amazing. Plus you put yourself out there for us all!

    Best of luck to everyone and Thanks for a generous giveaway!!

  99. Xmara Lundquist says:

    1. What is your full SL Name: Xmara Lundquist
    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? I love the imagination people have in both recreating places from their lives, creating places from their dreams… their artistic endeavors that they put out there to share with everyone. Such beauty and yes, some bizarreness but OMG all worth a visit at least once, sometimes more.
    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I read each and every one of your posts – learning from them and enjoying them – especially the ones where you show the raw shots. Its amazing what you are able to do with pictures to make them come alive. As for my all time favorite, its “Moving Avatars”… its a post that I’ve come to use time and time again – simply amazing that in more than six years on SL, such a capability was out there but until your post, I never knew it existed. Thank you!

  100. 1.What is your full SL Name: MoonMaiden Horner
    2.What do you love about Second Life the most? I love the creativity that is SL, it’s like being able to take a peek into other’s minds and imaginations :) And of course, the music…I don’t think I’d have been exposed to the many genres and styles of music that I now love had I not become a resident of SL.
    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I love all your tutorials, and have learned much from them…please continue with them!

  101. 1.) What is your full SL Name:
    Abram Violet

    2.) What do you love about Second Life the most?
    I love how Second Life works. You can try many things and fail countless times. Then you find your niche and you’re set! You can use it as a social outlet or even a way to pay the bills.

    3.)Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    This was my favorite post: http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/08/16/making-a-flat-cutout-for-second-life-using-photoshop/
    It was my favorite becauce it had very helpful information about the topic as many of your videos do. There are plenty more favorites because you give advice/information on a wide array of topics, and the information is not only helpful for the novice player, but the more advanced users as well. Your website was a great start to me years ago & is still helpful to this day!

  102. What is your full SL Name:

    Zsazsazahira Resident

    What do you love about Second Life the most?

    I love seeing the amazing things people have created, I am blown away daily by some new thing I see.I have always been a bit envious that I don’t have a creative bone in my body. However, thanks to sl I have started blogging which is (this will sound very sad!) probably the most creative thing I have ever done. Without SL that would never have happened.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?

    Got to agree with you on this one, Berry, for me it is the Rodvik meme – that was the first meme I had ever created a pic/little story for, I was so nervous about it, because everyone else seems to have been blogging forever and I am still “new kid on the block”, but the whole Flat Rodvik thing really tickled my funnybone, and I had fun :).

    Oh, also the IW one, because that prompted me to go and take another look at IW, and while I won’t be moving there, it is a fun place to visit and explore now and again.

  103. What is your full SL Name: Verde Otaared
    What do you love about Second Life the most?

    I really enjoy the creativity and imagination of SL residents. I am continually amazed at the cleverness, humor and beauty of SL creations.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?

    It has to be one of the tutorials because I love those so much. But which one? I guess the Moving Avatars posts (part 1 and 2) — if I can cheat slightly and mention 2. I really didn’t know you could do this before I read the post and it has been super helpful to me. http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/06/13/moving-avatars/

  104. Ellen Cordeaux says:

    What is your full SL Name: Ellen Cordeaux

    What do you love about Second Life the most? What I really love about SL is the ability to suspend disbelief and be or do things that are impossible in RL. I love animal avatars; running around the grid as a pony is fun! I also love exploring and I so enjoy the amazing builds and environments the talented people here create.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I have a lot of favorites, but my most favorite thing is the Friday Finds. I need lots of input on new places to see and explore and I look forward to it every week!

  105. EvaFashiion Breen says:

    What is your full SL Name: EvaFashiion Breen

    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love a lot of different things on Second Life! One of them would be roleplaying. I just love to roleplay in second life. It’s fun, i roleplay since 2008! First started in a Star wars-themed roleplay then in a more medieval and fantasy one. It’s fun! I also like to talk with people from different countries. I like to learn about their cultures and languages. I am from France.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?
    http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/10/30/zombie-bride/
    http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/10/16/blood-red/

    Because they are a darker side of you that i like a lot! I like it when you wear dark things!

  106. ambien Restless says:

    1.What is your full SL Name: ambien Restless

    2.What do you love about Second Life the most?
    I love the fact that I can log on and have a large variety of friends that I can rely on within my community. I love that I can come on second life, and be whatever what I want to be — that I wished to be when I was younger. I love the fact that second life is like a business, and you could live your own life here if you liked, but most of all I love the friends that I’ve met and I will cherish them forever.

    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Probably Friday Finds. It gives me the chance to find a new place to shop, rather than going to the same place and buying out their shop just to get tired of what I’ve got.

  107. Finesse Firelyte says:

    What is your full SL Name: Finesse Firelyte

    What do you love about Second Life the most?

    There are so many reasons I love Second Life. I can’t narrow it down to just one thing so I’m going to just mention the two most important to me. The first being that it’s an avenue that allows me to be inspired. I see so many things in SL that either touch me emotionally, spur me to open up my own creative consciousness or look at the creations in awe and wonder of so many brilliantly talented creators. My second reason is because while in the real world, I have a hard time getting to know people due to various reasons, be it insecurities, being self conscious or just being an odd duck. Second Life removes a lot of those barriers and allows me to connect with people in a way that is comfortable for me. I have met so many wonderful, amazing people in Second Life. I am just so thankful for both of those reasons.

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why?

    My favorite blog post from this year was actually pretty recent, the Introspection Meme. That post hit at probably the most pivotal time of my life. The week before it was posted my Dad (RL) had called me and told me that my Mom, who had been battling small cell lung which had metastasized to the brain, was given only 3-6 weeks left to live. I currently live 1700 miles away and he told me I needed to come home. This post was published a few days before I was due to fly out there and I sat down and went through it, feeling the way I did with the thought of losing my mother. I think some of my answers would have been very different prior to my Mom’s diagnosis. That said it definitely was food for thought in dealing with the start of my grieving process. My Mom, who was only 58, passed away December 10th and I reread that post and I just wanted to come back and say thank you so much. I really feel that it helped me realize some things I hadn’t thought of and helped me cope a bit by focusing on what really matters to me by writing things down.

  108. ♥What is your full SL Name: Livvy Fhang

    ♥ What do you love about Second Life the most? I think what I love the most about SL is that it gives me the opportunity to act out in ways I couldn’t in the real. For me I cant fly, and yet I find it so convenient for me to do so here, and so much faster. That and I look prettier, I don’t have to worry if something will fit or not .. cause almost everything fits!

    ♥ Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Well, I like all of them … to be honest, but IF I had to chose, I think I like your posts about where you go in SL …they have proven to be really good Photography places for me to look at. And your Meme’s I love doing, but I really like the movie one where we had to be our most creative I think.

  109. Hearts Baroque says:

    What is your full SL Name: Hearts Baroque
    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love the amazing creativity here and that I’ve been able to express my own. The friends I have made and relationships I’ve formed here have given me some of the best memories of my life.
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I loved your Windlight Settings Challenge, I love to take photos and the lighting makes all the difference, thanks for the windlight settngs downloads!

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  111. Cryssie Carver says:

    1.What is your full SL Name: Cryssie Carver
    2.What do you love about Second Life the most? Spending time with the people I love and forcing them to take pictures with me. The last 6 months my SL has improved ten fold and I have the wonderful people in my life to thank for that.
    3.Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I really liked the what’s your digits 2013 post. Its nice to see everyone’s avatar and the huge differences there is between us and how much variation there is in SL.

  112. What is your full SL Name: ReignShadow Walker

    What do you love about Second Life the most? There are so many things to love about SecondLife! I love it’s ability to bring people together the most. In SecondLife, you can be whatever you want to be and most people won’t judge you for that. They just accept it.

    It doesn’t matter if you are gay, straight, black, white, poor, rich, disabled, autistic or just an average guy/girl. In secondlife, you can be who you are or who you want to be and that is ok. I wish it was more like this in real life.

    Also, I have met some wonderful artists in here that would not have been known if it were not for a building platform such as secondlife! It has amazing potential in so many ways, in my opinion.

    I have also met friends in here that have told me about how they met their real life husband or wife through secondlife. And how they traveled across the world to meet them! Other friends that I have known have spent the last remaining years of their lives here, building, creating, and exploring the world.. A different world, in a unique way, before passing on… :/ They will never be forgotten and will always be in my heart. ♥ ♥

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? Ohh! That is a difficult choice. I guess I would have to say that your “Elephants Are Good Luck!” post for this year would have to be my favourite one. :)

    I too love elephants, as well as all animals, for that matter. My mother loved elephants and used to keep small statues of them as well. If it was not for that beautiful post, I would not have found out about that adorable elephant topiary or Eliza’s amazing work the elephants. Thank you! :D

  113. 1. What is your full SL Name: Lucie Bluebird

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? That’s so hard! It has to be the good friends I’ve made who keep me laughing even on the hardest days.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I love the one you did on the Mon Cheri Falsies because they are AMAZING and I may not have found them when I did otherwise. Also, the one on the elephants from last week because I utterly adore elephants. Also, I suck at doing the memes, but I enjoy reading not only yours, but everyone else’s. Well, okay, not EVERYONE else’s (I lack that sort of time), but the ones I see. They are fun!

  114. Stevo Suavage says:

    1. What is your full SL Name: Stevo Suavage

    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? The people. I’ve met a lot of people who I’ve become great friends with. Having fun with them whether its hanging out, killing zombies, shopping, or just random silly things.

    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I like the one you did called “42 Second Life Groups Challenge!” because I am always at the limit and have to debate every time I need to drop a group, going through the pluses and cons before I end up painfully dropping one. Plus ManBerry is cool!

  115. What is your full SL Name: Safarigrl Resident

    What do you love about Second Life the most?
    It blows me away the creativity of so many people. Sim hopping and seeing what others have put together. I am also able to relive my childhood and play dress up barbie and shop ;).

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I have only recently found your blog. I am a RL photograph and recently started playing around with it in SL. I was having problem with my Exodus viewer and shadows — found the tutorial you made on it and VIOLA! I fell in love with the rest of the blog. I do like the meme’s I haven’t had chance to post one yet, but I am have been answering in my head.

  116. So I plugged all 108 names into this website and here is our winner:

    Ellen Cordeaux
    http://grabilla.com/03c16-b0fb3e5e-beab-4de6-aa60-562b7f3ff408.png

    I hope you like the gift cards! I’ll drop them on you later today.

    I wanted to also take a moment to thank all of you for taking the time to comment. When I first thought of this giveaway idea, I never realized how much of an impact it would have on me. I just wanted to do something fun and nice for my blog readers and give out a gift. But in turn, you guys are the ones that gave me so much with your words of encouragement. I’ve read and re-read some of the things you guys have written here and it really went straight to my heart and some of you even had me in tears. Thank you so much and happy holidays! <3

  117. That pic doesn’t show all Berry

  118. Hey Carmilla, yeah I just screenshotted Ellen’s name and not the whole list. I wouldn’t be able to fit all 108 names on one screenshot anyways, so just thought Ellen’s name would be enough.

    Ellen, I just finished dropping the cards on you, let me know if you don’t receive it. Thanks again everyone! <3

  119. Ellen Cordeaux says:

    Package received and I am SO excited – I never win anything! Thank you very much Berry, my SL holidays just got so much better! <3

  120. Congratulations Ellen! Happy Holidays!

  121. Giselle Lacombe says:

    1. What is your full SL Name: Giselle Lacombe (but married so I use my hubby’s last name Avro)

    What do you love about Second Life the most? I would have to say that I love the fact that you can interact with someone who could be a few minutes away or a whole continent away. The fact that we are given a chance to make true friendships with people we may never meet..it’s mind blowing!

    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? I loved your blog about the pertrified creatures. Nature sure has a wicked sense of humour. I also enjoy your weekly roundups. Gives me great tips on places to visit with my loved one.

  122. Tiffany Bella (isabella.latte) says:

    What is your full SL Name: Isabella Latte
    What do you love about Second Life the most? I love the complete diversity of the people I meet and can befriend around the world. Their artistic input and things that they share as well as their friendships have incredibly impacted my life.
    Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? All of your updates are my go-to to be informed about changes in SL…. but my favorite is Fitted Mesh Announcement from Linden Lab. It answered a lot of questions friends and I were having about the topic. It’s been everyone’s most discussed and anticipated change in SL and I/We would love to be updated more by you.

  123. Tiffany Bella (isabella.latte) says:

    sorry about that…. thought today was the 22 lol! Still going to leave it up to answer your question! Congrats to the winner! Merry Christmas All !

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  126. Congratulations to Ellen on winning Berry’s wonderfully generous gift!

  127. 1. What is your full SL Name: Tayna Shelman
    2. What do you love about Second Life the most? One of the things that makes me love the second life is that it taught me to be a better person, despite being a game, then I played sl, I had more friends in real life, I began to have a real life, some find it exaggeration but the second life can change a lot in a person’s life, how it has changed mine.
    3. Which of my blog posts from 2013 were your favorite and why? My favorite post is the processing headshot, because with it I already managed to improve more my photos and it already helped me why my photos were really horrible! and it helped me also why I create some furniture and got to spend the real beauty of them without modify them. I really love all your tutorials, whenever possible post them! kisses and happy new year!

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