Today is my 9th rezday and I gotta be honest, I’m starting to feel old! If you don’t know what a rezday is, it’s the date you created your Second Life avatar. So it’s kind of like your avatar’s birthday. I first found Second Life back on May 9th, 2007; so I’ve been exploring this virtual world for 9 years now. Every year on my rezday I usually do some sort of post or challenge for myself, this year I decided to bring back a challenge I did last year: The Second Life Yearbook Challenge but going to add a bit of a twist to it and throw rezday in there. I was thinking we can share yearbook style images and then add our own rezdays at the bottom so we know how long it’s been since we discovered our Second Lives!
Meme instructions: Take a yearbook style image of your Second Life avatar and add it to the Second Life Yearbook Flickr Group. You can also write your rezday at the bottom of the image so we know when you joined.
Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years. You don’t have to have a blog to do this challenge, you can share your image on any social platform you prefer.
I’ve also decided to have an Advertising Sale on my blog to celebrate my 9th rezday. All of my advertising rates will be reduced by 50% from May 9th till May 16th. Click over to my Advertising Page for all the details! If you already have an ad campaign on my blog and want to take advantage of the sale, feel free to do so, I will just add the extra days to your campaign.
If you usually visit my blog and have an ad blocker enabled, may I please request that you support me and disable the ad blocker for my site. I promise I do not have any popups or intrusive ads in between posts. The only ads you will see on my blog will be in the sidebar. -> Right at the top you will find my Second Life advertisers which consist of designers, land owners and even bloggers. Please click on the ads and explore their stores and sites, you might discover something you weren’t aware of before!
Every year I share some sort of Rezday image and add it to my Rezday album on flickr to commemorate it. One year I even made a video! Here are some of the things I’ve done over the years:
- On my 8th rezday I did this collage.
- On my 7th rezday I did the Poppins challenge!
- On my 6th rezday I made the “Draw my Second Life” video:
- On my 1st rezday I shared some seriously newbie pictures:
Second Life has been such a wonderful part of my life I can’t even begin to talk about how much it means to me. Not only has it provided me entertainment and confidence, but also friendship and love. It’s been an amazing 9 years and I hope there are many more to come. No matter where life takes me, I always hope to have SL as a part of it.
I’ve realized that it’s brought me quite a bit of sanity in the crazy real world I live in. It is the perfect escape for me when I need some time for myself. I am surrounded by noise and people in the real world and I get so involved in that part of my life that sometimes I don’t get a chance just to spend time with myself; doing the things that I enjoy and that bring me solace. This place does that for me and I’m so thankful to have found an outlet that let’s me explore myself and my creativity in peace, privacy and with freedom.
If you are a regular reader of my blog I want to sincerely thank you for all of the support. A lot of you often contact me via email or inworld with words of encouragement and even criticism and I really want to thank you for that. You guys have helped me grow as a person, writer and blogger. I love blogging and you guys make it even more enjoyable with your comments and contributions. So thank you, thank you for everything! <3
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