Announcing some Changes – I am now a Linden Lab Employee

Announcing some Changes

There have been some changes in my real life that I wanted to share with you and be completely transparent about. I have been hired by Linden Lab as their Marketing Content Specialist.

This is a new chapter in my life which came at a perfect time when I felt like I really needed a change. I am incredibly excited to be working for a company for whose product I have so much love and passion.

Going forward, this blog will no longer promote brands in Second Life as I don’t want there to be a conflict of interest because of my new position. Therefore, I will no longer be sharing style credits or reviews on items inworld. I will, however, continue to use this blog to occasionally do exploration videos of various Second Life destinations, other topics of interest, as well as specific announcements that Linden Lab might ask me to make. (UPDATE: I just want to clarify this last statement to rectify any confusion. The blog posts you will see on this blog will be from me, as Strawberry Singh, and the things that I want to talk about. They will not be official announcements from The Lab. For official announcements from Linden Lab, please follow the blog section on the Second Life community forums.)

As a result of my new position, I do want to clarify a few things:

  1. I will no longer share any personal real life information, opinions, or updates about me, and will try to keep this blog completely professional from now on.
  2. I will no longer be accepting new advertisements on this blog. The Residents that currently have advertisements on my sidebar will definitely stay there until their ad campaign has ended because the ad has already been paid for. However, once the campaign ends, the ads will be removed and no new campaigns will be started.
  3. I will be leaving my shapes up in my marketplace store for now, and I will provide customer service for them if you have any questions or issues. However, I do plan to take them down eventually, and stop selling all items, sometime in the near future.
  4. I will not be able to assist you with any customer service issues for any brands in Second Life, other than my own. I am no longer a brand manager for Zaara or any other Creator inworld. Please contact the Creator of the items for assistance.
  5. I will not be able to assist you with styling your avatars or helping you decide what to purchase. Please contact The Makeover Agency for assistance.
  6. I will not be able to assist you if you, or your friends, have an issue with your Second Life account. Please file a ticket for assistance.

It has been an absolute pleasure serving the Second Life community as a blogger since 2007. Now I look forward to serving the community as an employee. Thank you for your support all of these years. <3

UPDATE: I don’t even know how to begin thanking you guys! Thank you so much for all of the support! A few questions I see coming up here and on my social networks that I’ll quickly answer.

Yes, I am Strawberry Linden now. However, I am still keeping Strawberry Singh and will be that on SL, here on this blog, as well as any current social networks I’m on. I have and will be deleting my Discord server, other smaller social networks I’m on, and possibly my group inworld. I will continue to just keep a handful of social networks where I can still interact with the community like my Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

None of my current blog posts or videos will be taken down. I just won’t be creating any new reviews or fashion posts. I will miss doing the posts as well, but I feel like I was on the verge of burnout over the review videos, so it’s a welcome change.

I will be working from home and I am not moving to California. My real life circumstances changed so my direction in life changed. I feel very fortunate to turn a beloved hobby into a career. Thank you again for your support!

Another UPDATE: A lot of you were wondering what a Marketing Content Specialist does, so I’ve done a blog post sharing what exactly I do for Linden Lab, read it here: What Does a Marketing Content Specialist Do?

 

Strawberry Singh

Strawberry Singh has been a virtual world resident since 2007. She is a virtual worlds explorer, blogger and vlogger.

89 thoughts on “Announcing some Changes – I am now a Linden Lab Employee

  • April 12, 2019 at 2:34 pm
    Permalink

    Congrats, Strawberry! Make sure LL doesnt abandon SL in favor of that NOT user friendly SANSAR nightmare. SL is an integral part of my RL and I know you will do it justice as an insider.

  • April 12, 2019 at 2:36 pm
    Permalink

    Well good luck on your new endeavours…. the blogging, vlogging etc. has been a significant income generator for many as many follow your style cards to the latter…. thanks and have fun Strawberry xo

  • April 12, 2019 at 2:37 pm
    Permalink

    Congrats and best wishes and much success to you. linden labs is lucky to have you on staff..

  • April 12, 2019 at 2:48 pm
    Permalink

    This is AWESOME.
    Congrats Berry. So incredibly happy for you!
    (sending you a private note re: Flickr group)

  • April 12, 2019 at 2:48 pm
    Permalink

    CONGRATS!@!!!!!

  • April 12, 2019 at 2:48 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations!

  • April 12, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    Permalink

    Congrats Berry on this new chapter in your life. I wish you all the best. 🙂

  • April 12, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations! The moment I saw that ad I immediately thought “They should just hire Strawberry and be done with it.” You’ll be an excellent addition to LL!

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm
    Permalink

    Big congratulations, Berry ♥

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:03 pm
    Permalink

    CONGRATS Strawberry – it’s about time they hired you – you are the best – hugs

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:04 pm
    Permalink

    Congrats to you!! 😀

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:06 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations to you Strawberry! May you have every success at your new job as you have been with your blogging. Shame to loose you as a great asset to the blogging community but onwards and upwards!

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:06 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations Strawberry!!! Wish you the very best in your new role at Linden Labs <3

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:07 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations Strawberry! ty for awesome blog all these years, wishing you all the best at LL!

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm
    Permalink

    You know I’m so incredibly proud of you, woman. Are you going to go and scrub all those shots of me in my underwear on this blog now?

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:18 pm
    Permalink

    Congrats, Strawberry! <3

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:22 pm
    Permalink

    Congrats on starting this new chapter in your life! It surely must be a dream job, and I hope that you find all the success and fulfillment your heart desires.

    Best Wishes,
    Jaxynn (giovanna.mapochi)

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:27 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations Berry! I’m so happy for you. You’ve enriched my Second Life in so many ways and now you will keep doing it in other ways. I’ll miss you here, but you deserve this. Best of luck and much success in your new path. Hugz!!

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:27 pm
    Permalink

    Hello Strawberry, my most sincere congratulations for your new job at Linden Lab. I am sure you will do a very professional job given your experience from the point of view of a concerned user. On the other hand, I’m going to miss all the valuable information that you contributed about Second Life products and brands.
    I am very excited and I will follow with attention all the new information that you contribute from your new function as Marketing Content Specialist of Linden Lab. Regards

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:31 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations!!!! I applied for that too but I am so glad you got it!!!

  • Pingback:Strawberry Singh Accepts a Job with Linden Lab – Ryan Schultz

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:34 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations! It’s wonderful to know that Linden Labs continues the practice of having employees that are deeply involved with the product and understand the consumers. I can’t wait to see the impact you will surely have on Second Life Marketing! I’m curious though, will you be promoting both Second Life and Sansar? The later sure could use some beneficial marketing. 😉

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:34 pm
    Permalink

    Congrats You are the best.Going to miss all that you blog about helping us out.You are Amazing,and Linden Labs is very lucky to have you.Thank You!

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:50 pm
    Permalink

    Hello Strawberry, my most sincere congratulations for your new job at Linden Lab. I am sure you will do a very professional job given your experience from the point of view of a concerned user. On the other hand, I’m going to miss all the valuable information that you contributed about Second Life products and brands.
    I am very excited and I will follow with attention all the new information that you contribute from your new function as Marketing Content Specialist of Linden Lab.

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:51 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations, a title well deserved!

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:54 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations I am sure you will do a great job for LL…However I will miss your blogs so much they really are the best of the best blogs SL people offer :(.

  • April 12, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    Permalink

    WTG Strawberry!

  • April 12, 2019 at 4:52 pm
    Permalink

    Good Luck Strawberry for the future, Been there done it myself many moons ago when they had offices in the UK, now a lady of leisure 😉 hope all works out and your informative blog will be missed with your recommendations you have so freely offered in the past.

  • April 12, 2019 at 5:32 pm
    Permalink

    Hello Strawberry, I am very sorry that you are no longer going to be a blogger for me you have always been my favorite blogger and a role model, but at the same time I am very happy for you and I wish you all the best for this great change in your life, good luck in this new way, Hugs.

  • April 12, 2019 at 5:42 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations, Berry! Of course, that is a plus for your life, but ours will be poorer for it, too. I’ve enjoyed reading your reviews and they have lead me to many purchases as well as seeing things that don’t work for my avi. I’ll miss that part greatly, but, believe me, I don’t begrudge you this stunning opportunity! I know you will do well, exceptionally well in this position.

  • April 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm
    Permalink

    Congrats and best wishes!

  • April 12, 2019 at 6:11 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations, Strawberry. I will miss your considerate blogs; however, I am sure we will benefit indirectly; with you in the LL staff, you, who better than anybody else, know the real issues that some SL residents encounter.

  • April 12, 2019 at 6:12 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulutations, Berry!!! So happy for you! I wish you all the best for this new chapter in your life. ♥MetteKenzo Nagy

  • April 12, 2019 at 6:26 pm
    Permalink

    Congrats to you as you begin this new adventure!

  • April 12, 2019 at 6:28 pm
    Permalink

    congrats to you as you begin this new chapter in SL! wishing you all the best!

  • April 12, 2019 at 6:34 pm
    Permalink

    Hi Berry and CONGRATULATIONS to Linden Lab. They are so lucky to be getting you.
    Will you leave access to your past blogs please, so we can still reference things. I am going to miss you but so happy you are taking this journey.

  • April 12, 2019 at 6:41 pm
    Permalink

    Will you be known as, Strawberry Linden now?

  • April 12, 2019 at 7:18 pm
    Permalink

    You will no longer be critical of anything LL might deserve being critical of. Your new role is to promote LL and SL. 🙂

  • April 12, 2019 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    Heartly congratulations on ur new job at LL!!! They got truly lucky and blessed with u onboard <3
    Everyone will miss ur great advices and super helpful video's in the future run, but we are equally super proud of that ur hard work has paid off with such bless <3
    Now we are all curious if u are still Strawberry Singh or Strawberry Linden 🙂

  • April 12, 2019 at 9:44 pm
    Permalink

    I’m happy for you, but deeply sad at the same time you have been my favorite blogger and vlogger of SL since I start in SL, will miss your reviews and fashion….and the happy tutorials and all the stuff really, wishing you a super bright future ahead! yours, Lili 😀

  • April 12, 2019 at 10:26 pm
    Permalink

    Best of luck to you, Berry! We’ll miss you in the regular blogging trenches.

  • April 12, 2019 at 10:42 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations! they are very fortunate to have hired you and I hope you love it there. I will miss your blogs a lot but this is better for you and your family’s future no doubt.

  • April 12, 2019 at 11:20 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations, Berry! This sounds awesome!

  • April 13, 2019 at 1:25 am
    Permalink

    Gratz, Berry. I’m so happy to have someone like you working for the Lindens. You’re a fabulous addition to an already fine staff.

    Go get ’em, tiger : )

  • April 13, 2019 at 2:43 am
    Permalink

    I also though Strawberry would be perfect for that job. Why even advertise it !
    I will miss your blog, your unboxing videos and how to video’s. I thank you for all
    your help when I first started trying mesh heads. I love your shapes they are a
    close match to what I want and I only have to tweek them a bit!
    Maybe hope we at least find out if you have a boy or a girl !
    Thanks !
    Seaskye

  • April 13, 2019 at 3:00 am
    Permalink

    Strawberry!!!! Soooooooo excited for you!!!!!! Congrats from the bottom of my heart!!!

    I’ve loved knowing you and of your work and seeing you grow over the years! I’ve often referred my customers over to your blog from my days as a designer and still to this day even though I do KittCatS! now, still constant asked about the “best fashion blogs” and you’re always in my go to list!

    I have full confidence in the Lab choosing you and so look forward to interacting with you in your new role!!!! Yay!!!!

    I’ve been thinking lately about SL and the potential & possibilities for more growth, creativity and expansion. I’m pretty certain your vast knowledge and experience will help them in ways only people like you could do!!!

    Wow!!!! It’s amazing and so timely to read this today for so many reasons.

    I hope you have a fantastic new chapter with more fun and joy than ever imagined!!! There are so many great people at LL and my experience in working with some in the past have been so incredibly fun and enriching!

    Can’t wait to see what you bring and how your participation help make our world better than ever!

    I still believe SL’s reach and potential is yet untapped. Opportunities for expansion ripe and ready, and you being hired seems like a perfect for and renews my confidence in the company.

    YOU ROCK!!!! can’t wait to meet you as a Linden! Strawberry Linden is a has a fabulous ring to it!!!!!

    Much love beautiful woman!!!

    Callie Cline

  • April 13, 2019 at 5:31 am
    Permalink

    Very much deserved 🙂 Big congrats Berry Linden 😉 ❤

  • April 13, 2019 at 5:39 am
    Permalink

    Congrats! But can you convince them Virtual secrets is a plague to Second life? As I said on you tube,I have sent in tickets. I’m hoping to get the people to go against it.seeing it hurt people like myself,disabled,etc,its not right. I’ve done tickets,abuse reports,and more. They need removed. Its formerly SLsecrets and they need taught words can hurt .:/ I’m aware its not your entire department but,anything you can do? Would be great.my vs was an entire lie, and it cost me. It taught me not one person is trusted anymore, and its hard for me to step into new places. I’m not making an alt. I’m going to set a petition eventually to get it shut down. If you can help,that would be wonderful.a lot of us,don’t deserve to be on there.

  • April 13, 2019 at 7:18 am
    Permalink

    Hola buen dia /strawberry
    Recibe mis felicitaciones por el nuevo empleo en la 2da vida (Second Life), ellos han visto en ti grandes dones antes tu trabajo y seras un ser importante para la empresa Linde Lab. ya que saben que trabajas con amor y profesionalismo y que la tarea que hagas para ellos sera Optimo.

    Gracias por darnos esta linda noticias y darme la Oportunidad de Felictarte. Te deseos los mejor en esta nueva etapa y saludos a su vida RL. Dios te bendiga y cuide siempre amen desde caracas Venezuela Viviana30 resident congratulation eaaaa party

  • April 13, 2019 at 9:19 am
    Permalink

    Hi Berry! Congratulations on starting on a new journey with LL 🙂 I’ve been following your blogs and youtube videos for years and have enjoyed all of the content that you’ve provided. As much as I would have enjoyed the little snippets about your pregnancy journey as well, I understand fully that you’re going more professional and less personal. Here’s sending you the sweetest and deepest of well wishes in your new adventures ahead both in RL and in SL!

    (Question: Does that mean we might be dunking you at events since you’re a Linden now? ^^)

  • April 13, 2019 at 9:30 am
    Permalink

    I don’t even know how to begin thanking you guys! Thank you so much for all of the support! A few questions I see coming up here and on my social networks that I’ll quickly answer.

    Yes, I am Strawberry Linden now. However, I am still keeping Strawberry Singh and will be that on SL, here on this blog, as well as any current social networks I’m on. I have and will be deleting my Discord server, other smaller social networks I’m on, and possibly my group inworld. I will continue to just keep a handful of social networks where I can still interact with the community like my Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook.

    None of my current blog posts or videos will be taken down. I just won’t be creating any new reviews or fashion posts. I will miss doing the posts as well, but I feel like I was on the verge of burnout over the review videos, so it’s a welcome change.

    I will be working from home and I am not moving to California. My real life circumstances changed so my direction in life changed. I feel very fortunate to turn a beloved hobby into a career. Thank you again for your support!

  • April 13, 2019 at 11:30 am
    Permalink

    Congratulation! I’m so pleased to see they decided to hire within the community. Couldn’t imagine a better person for this position, given the huge job you’ve already made of putting SL on the map. I wish you all the best going forward.

  • April 13, 2019 at 11:56 am
    Permalink

    Well congrats and foo at the same time. I’ve very much enjoyed your general commentary on things SL. Will be missing that.

  • April 13, 2019 at 12:15 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you.
    Anna Mesmer

  • April 13, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations, but I expected this to happen. On Feb 27, I said the following on VVO when a thread was started about the job opening:

    “They’ll just probably give it to Strawberry Singh anyway. She’s one of the best PR people SL has!” I also said that the job description basically described you on NWN on the same day.

  • April 13, 2019 at 2:46 pm
    Permalink

    Congrats, Berry! I’ve been following you forever and it would seem Linden Labs should have made this move LONG ago! You’ve been an inspiration and educator to so many people in this world. Much luck in your new endeavors!

  • April 13, 2019 at 3:29 pm
    Permalink

    Hmm, I thinks I offer congratulations buth is is a very two-edged sword..Good Luck Strawberry; you’ll need it!

  • April 13, 2019 at 8:34 pm
    Permalink

    Congrats!!!! Thank you so much for all you have done for the second life community. I wish you well in your future endeavors.

  • April 14, 2019 at 3:08 am
    Permalink

    So excited for you! Also sad cause I loved your reviews and was also hoping to get specs on what you wore in the video. Lol Praying for you! Lots of love!

  • April 14, 2019 at 9:01 am
    Permalink

    Congratulations Berry, on your new role with Second Life. I will miss your blog as I enjoyed your perspective, your critiques and particularly your challenges…lol. Best of luck with all your future endeavours.

  • April 14, 2019 at 10:31 am
    Permalink

    Congratulations Berry. It makes so much sense and I’m sure you’ll bring a lot of SL perspective to the Lab. Kindest regards and good luck! Yordie

  • April 14, 2019 at 1:28 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations!!! how wonderful to be recognized for your talents and given the opportunity to show them off!!! You go girl!!!

  • April 14, 2019 at 1:52 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations for your new position. I know you will be great at it.
    Some of the things I will miss the most are your reviews of new body components, the technical tools/features of SL, and the sim exploration videos. I am glad you will continue exploring SL and sharing that with us. I have relied solely on your blog posts for honest and non-biased thorough reviews of new products and my fav…the powder pack I am glad Linden Lab has recognized the value you bring to us. 🙂
    Fair winds and a following sea!
    Love you Berry!
    Regards,
    EJ

  • April 14, 2019 at 6:10 pm
    Permalink

    This is exciting news! Someone at the Lab has a good eye for talent! Wishing you success, happiness, and fulfillment in your new role, Berry.

  • April 15, 2019 at 5:44 pm
    Permalink

    Claps and giggles! I always knew you’d be Strawberry Linden one day!

  • April 16, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations – gosh we’re going to miss everything you’ve brought to the community here, but I know that your contributions at LL are going to make Second Life better for us all. Best of luck! <3

  • April 16, 2019 at 2:37 pm
    Permalink

    That is wonderful news Strawberry, and well deserved IMO. I will really miss your blog posts. I seldom bought things as a result but the style and in depth info you do on your blog had me coming back for years. I wish you the very best in your new job and I hope that it makes you happy.. Only the best for the best blogger out there. What dedication you have shown throughout the years I know that you will give LL the same. Hugs you tight; Spirit

  • April 16, 2019 at 2:49 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations! LL is getting a gem in you.

    I will say, though, that if the powers-that-be at LL knew what was good for them, they should allow your role in marketing content to include reviewing and talking about fashion and items. That’s what so much of your audience, me included, loves so much about your blog and vlog. They could have gotten a lot of random people to be marketing content specialists. They were wise enough to hire the great Strawberry Singh and all the fashion buzz that comes with her. They shouldn’t suffocate that.

    Selfish rant over. 🙂 In any event, LL is beyond lucky to have you!

  • April 17, 2019 at 5:22 am
    Permalink

    One of the smartest things Linden Lab has ever done! You go girl!

  • April 17, 2019 at 9:01 am
    Permalink

    Aw Strawberry, I’m so happy for you. Kinda sad, too, because I’ve been following you since ever, and change is hard. But change is exciting too, and I wish you all of the best with this new chapter of your virtual and real life. LL really should have done this a long time ago (and I think a lot of us are hoping they don’t muck it up). They couldn’t have picked a better person for this. Looking forward to the new Strawberry flavored LL! xoxo

  • April 17, 2019 at 9:24 am
    Permalink

    Congratulations on your new job. So you now have to stop doing the fun things you love to do, that brough you to this point. Just don’t let the job stop you from having fun. God bless and keep you.

  • April 17, 2019 at 11:21 am
    Permalink

    Happy for you! But sad as now I don’t know where to go for questions and tutorials on new things. And will miss style cards.

  • April 18, 2019 at 1:26 am
    Permalink

    VERY Well deserved, Please just don’t forget about the problems? try and improve positivity? please<3?

  • April 18, 2019 at 2:25 am
    Permalink

    I wish you all the best in this new step of your life and profession! I really appreciate all the time and dedication you put into blogging for us your readers and fans, you have been a great inspiration to me for years. Go for it girl!! Congratulations! <3 😀

  • April 18, 2019 at 2:22 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations Berry!!! I always visit your blog… But now what will updates in your blog?? Always visit your blog 🙁 and see all your review like lelutka head or catwa. Powder pack, vista ao and more. I really missed that and your videos. Oohhhh my dream is working for sl. You are very lucky! I’m finish system engineer student 😀 kiss Berry!!!

  • April 21, 2019 at 3:17 am
    Permalink

    Wonderful news Berry!!!
    So happy for you,
    keep being you,
    love what you do,
    and it won’t be work.

    It was only a matter of time before Strawberry infultrated the Lindens.
    Take chargeeeeeeee!!! Ok, maybe I’m overly excited for you. ::hugs::

  • April 22, 2019 at 3:03 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations, Strawberry!
    Very happy for you and wishing you all the best in your new career. You will, however, be sorely missed as you have been my ‘go to’ whenever I wasn’t sure whether to get or what to do with new products. Your advice and reviews were always valuable in my Second Life. Hope to hear great things about and from you.

  • Pingback:What Does a Marketing Content Specialist Do? – StrawberrySingh.com

  • May 4, 2019 at 6:37 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations! You have certainly worked hard and put in the hours to deserve this next chapter of your life. Thanks for all the help and resources through the years. I have no doubt you will excel in this career choice as well.

  • Pingback:12 Years of Second Life & Second Life Yearbook Challenge! – StrawberrySingh.com

  • Pingback:2019 Second Life Yearbook Challenge | the Shameless Shopper

  • June 14, 2019 at 10:10 pm
    Permalink

    Just don’t forget you have to be nice to the other side that you despise so much now. I know that will be a challenge for you but we are paying customers too. Probably more so than your kind. Enjoy your promotion. Won’t miss your blog though.

  • July 5, 2019 at 11:53 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations and all the best to you as a Linden. When I saw the SL16B Meet The Lindens announcement for for Xiola and Strawberry, I thought it might be you. Any other person using the name Strawberry Linden would be all wrong.

  • July 17, 2019 at 1:32 pm
    Permalink

    Oh my God I don’t know where to start to thank you for all the help that you have given me and second life to become who I am today and thank you for leaving the videos and your blog website to refer to if I have any questions I am so happy for you and your new position and Linden lab headquarters is a very lucky company to have you

  • Pingback:Second Life Blogging Community – StrawberrySingh.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: