I’m Back with Some Updates – Blogger Secret Santa and more
Hello everyone. I’m back from my hiatus. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to return as I have suffered a big loss in my life and I feel like it has really impacted me. It helps that I have a wonderful support system with my husband and other family and friends to help me get through it in the real world. But I’ve realized that keeping myself busy with the hobby that I love, and interacting with the supportive Second Life community will also help me, so here I am.
A lot of you have reached out and asked me how I’m doing and I appreciate that, thank you. I’d like to keep my loss private, but I do appreciate the words of support that you guys have given me the past few weeks. I will do my best to keep up with my blogging as much as I can.
I see that I’ve missed quite a lot in Second Life while I was away, so here are some updates to things I’ve missed and some things coming up for December.
BVN Blogger & Vlogger Secret Santa Swap
The Blogger Vlogger Network (BVN) is holding a Secret Santa geared towards Second Life bloggers. The concept is getting Second Life bloggers to sign up for the Secret Santa by December 5th and then on December 10th the BVN team will send you your Secret Santa recipient’s name. But what’s different and unique about this Secret Santa swap is that you are not exchanging physical gifts, but blog posts about the person. According to the rules BVN has set, you will need to do your blog post about your Second Life Blogger Secret Santa recipient by December 25th.
I had the idea to do this concept as one of my Monday Memes but I realized it would work better as a Secret Santa and so I passed it along to the BVN team to run it. I figured they would have more reach and do a better job at it. I am definitely going to sign up and participate. They have given the option to collaborate with your Secret Santa recipient or do a blog post about them. Due to lack of time, I will be doing a blog post about my recipient as collaborating is always difficult for me.
I encourage all of you to sign up as well if you are a Second Life blogger. It will be wonderful to see Second Life bloggers promoting one another and getting to know each other this way. Keep an eye out for my Secret Santa blog post some time after December 10th.
Vista Animations Lia Bento Head
While I was away, Vista Animations entered the mesh head market. They released their first female bento head last week, which I am wearing in this post. I will do a full detailed blog post and video about it very soon. For now you can check out the following links for more information:
- Vista Animations Mainstore
- Vista Lia Bento Head DEMO on marketplace
- Vista Lia Bento Head on marketplace
I wasn’t able to unbox two of my favorite Second Life subscription boxes this month: Luxe Box and Powder Pack Catwa. I will do my best to unbox them next month. The next box I would have unboxed would have been Powder Pack LeLutka on December 1st, but they are skipping this month to rework their schedule and it should be back in the new year.
Atlas-Hopping in Sansar
I have missed the past three episodes of Atlas-Hopping in Sansar, however Draxtor Despres has been doing a wonderful job of continuing the episodes on his own. I have added his episodes to my Atlas Hopping youtube playlist so you can view them all at that link. I hope to be in the next episode alongside Draxtor this coming Saturday at 11am PST.
I have missed the past few #SecondLifeChallenge posts as well and to be honest, because of my circumstances, I am not sure I will be able to do them on a timely basis as I had previously planned. I will do my best to do them when I can each Monday, but forgive me if I miss it sometimes.
Second Life on Reddit
You may not be aware but there is a subreddit on reddit called Second Life. I often share my posts there, but to be honest, most of the people on reddit don’t like the blog spam there so I don’t share as often as I’d like; I do like to read it though. One of the moderators of the subreddit has suggested starting a weekly AmA (Ask me Anything) featuring different Second Life residents. I think it’s a wonderful idea and even though someone did mention my name, I think content creators, event coordinators and other creative residents would be more interesting to ask questions to. I’d love to see more people become active there and participate in these AmAs. So if you don’t have an sl reddit account, create one today and participate if you can.
These are all the updates I have so far. Please note that I have received many emails in the past few weeks that I have not had the chance to respond to as of yet. I apologize about that. Thank you so much for reaching out to me. I hope to respond to all of you very soon.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. It was a difficult one for me and my family but I am so thankful for all of the people in my life. I am also thankful for all of your continuous support. ❤
My Style Credits:
Shape: StrawberrySingh.com Lia Shape by Strawberry Singh
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: VISTA BENTO HEAD LIA V1 by Vista Barnes
*Skin Applier: YSYS (comes with head)
*Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Punky [messy] by M4ri1yn Magic
HairBase: Beusy: Brown # 2 Shaved Hairbase – Omega App. by Colorless
*Mesh Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 by kikunosuke Eel
*Earcuff: ::NOIR::: Drogon Earcuff by noirstore (Whimsical)
23 thoughts on “I’m Back with Some Updates – Blogger Secret Santa and more”
So sorry for your loss
Welcome back, I would update your subscription box I want to say Pandora’s Box is closed. There hasn’t been an update for a few months now.
Welcome back, Strawberry.
There are no words I can say that will bring you comfort but I know that this wound you carry in your heart will not always feel as raw as it does right now. I’m glad that you are blessed with a loving circle of support. It’s so important during hard times. Take care of you and your family.
My dear Berry, thanks for the updates. I am so sorry for your loss. You are certainly an integral part of this community and I would be sad if you left permanatly but it’s far more important that you take care of you. If you ever felt you did need to go, you’d still be contributing to the blogger community in your abscence because you’d be leaving behind a lot of material which demonstrates how a professional blogger should operate.
Welcome back to blogging. I’m so sorry to hear that times are still difficult. I hope that things get easier for you soon. Take the time to take care of you, we all understand.
So sorry Berry to hear of your loss. Having been through personal losses too, I know there is not much that can be said right now to comfort you, but know that you have many people who embrace you from a distance to support you through your difficult time. *virtual hug*. I am so full of joy to see you back with us for any amount of time. We are all blessed by those bits of yourself that you share with us through your writings. Thank you for all you do. Regards,
Great to see you back! Sorry life has hit you with a blow and hope friends and time can brighten your heart.
Sorry about your loss and welcome back!<3
I extend to you my warmest regards. I know this holiday season will be bittersweet for you. I wish you comfort and peace.
Have missed you! Very sorry for your loss.
I’m so sorry for your loss Strawberry and we missed you.
Please accept my condolences on your family loss, Strawberry.
Looking forward to seeing you again at our next Altas Hopping adventure on Saturday! *SOMEONE* needs to keep Drax in line and on-time! 😉
We all have missed you and thank you for finding the strength to post. Sending you postive energy and healing rays. Please know you are always surrounded by love from your second life community.
My condolences for your loss. I lost someone special this year, too, and while it’s not easy, each day gets a little better. Hugs!
Berry, my thoughts are with you at this time of sadness. We’re all so glad to see you back but you must look after yourself first. I’m so glad you have your family for love and support.
Sorry for your loss, Strawberry. Hugs!
You will find your way back, moment by moment, meanwhile let the people who love you, take care of you.
Hi Berry! Glad to see you back online, however don’t hesitate from taking a break when it is needed. Sending you some warm juju and many many hugs <3
I know you have such a kind heart and always think of your readers, but I’m sure like me, everyone would feel fine if you took time to heal the hurt and pain you are feeling. I understand you feel blogging for us is a distraction, but know that we understand if you feel you need to step away from it. Much love Berry!
My dear Berry, sorry to read these sad notice about your RL. I send to you all my love and pray God give you strength to overcome your loss.
Thank you for being always in our lives, thank you for your time, your kindness and your dedication.
We love you, blessings ♥
Im so sorry for your loss.My prayers are with you and your loved ones. I also am glad to see you come back. I would be lost without you.
My condolences and so sorry for your loss, Berry! *hugs* <3
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