Today is May 9th, 2017, which is also my 10th rezday. 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. 10 years ago today I stumbled upon Second Life, fell in love with this virtual world and started my blogging adventure about it.
This year for my rezday I wanted to cover 5 topics in my rezday blog post:
- L$5000 Rezday Giveaway
- Second Life Events Poll
- Second Life Yearbook Challenge
- Advertising Sale
- Rezday Videos
I wanted to do a giveaway for my rezday but I didn’t really have a chance to gather together gift cards and such so I thought it would be better if I just gave away L$5000 to one of my readers so you can purchase a bento head of your preference. If you already have or don’t want a bento head, you are of course free to use the lindens to get anything you like. My only request is that you spend that money in Second Life and contribute to the SL economy.
In order to enter this giveaway, please answer the following three questions in the comments of this post:
- What is your full Second Life username? (not display name)
- How long have you been a Second Life resident?
- Do you keep up to date with latest Second Life events and/or fashion releases? If so, where do you normally get your updates from? Blogs? Social Media? Fashion Feeds? Feed Readers?
I will announce the winner on Thursday, May 18th at 6am SLT. I will again use the Pick Giveaway Winner wordpress plugin to randomly choose the winner. I will then announce the winner’s name in the comments of this post and then drop the L$5000 on you inworld. Good luck to everyone that enters!
Second Life Events Poll
This poll sort of relates to the third question in the giveaway. I was curious to see how you guys kept up to date with the latest Second Life releases, events and updates. Do you follow different blogs, or people on social media, if so which ones? Do you watch the Fashion Feeds? Or just plug your favorite blogs into a feed reader? You can answer the poll below and also give a detailed answer in the comments when you enter the giveaway and answer question #3. ^
2017 Second Life Yearbook Challenge
This is the third year in a row that I’ll be doing the yearbook challenge. To participate in this challenge, all you have to do is take a portrait style photo of your avatar and add it to the Second Life Yearbook Flickr Group. One humble request, please don’t spam the group with unrelated images. I recently had to remove a whole bunch of people along with all of the images they submitted to the group because they were all unrelated. So please make sure the image that you add to the group is a yearbook style portrait and you mention that it’s your yearbook photo in either the description or tags. Check out my yearbook images from 2016 and 2015. Looking forward to your yearbook photos!
I’ve also decided to have an Advertising Sale on my blog to celebrate my 10th rezday. All of my advertising rates will be reduced by 50% from May 9th till May 18th. 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 my work 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. -> Please click on the ads and explore their stores and sites, you might discover something you weren’t aware of before!
There are two videos I wanted to share today. One is a video I did a few years ago on my 6th rezday. It was when I did the “Draw my Second Life Challenge” and I kind of talked about my Second Life journey. As embarrassing as that video is, I still appreciate watching it and seeing all that I’ve been through and how much Second Life has enriched my life. So here is my “Draw my Second Life Challenge” video from 2013. https://youtu.be/ytQPpDF5eY4
And finally I’ve done a video for today’s post as well, you can watch it on youtube at this link: https://youtu.be/Aq27y8OgKRE
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 friendships that will last a lifetime. It has been an amazing 10 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.
A final thank you to all of my blog readers and youtube subscribers for watching my videos, reading my posts and commenting and sharing my work so often. I truly appreciate all of the love and support you guys give me and I hope we have many more years together. Thanks again and don’t forget to spread the love! <3
Shape: StrawberrySingh.com Simone Shape by Strawberry Singh
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.7 by JadenArt
*Skin Applier: Glam Affair Agnes by Aida Ewing (flickr)
*Eyes: .LeLutka.Eyes.Simone 2.7 (come with head)
*Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Spring curls 2 by M4ri1yn Magic
*Gown: .::Dead Dollz::. Eria Gown by Kiddo Oh (@ FaMESHed)
*Sash: [Commoner] Pageant Sash / Royal (Prom Queen) by Emery Milneaux
Tiara: EarthStones Fleur Tiara – White Diamond by Abraxxa Anatine
*Jewelry: EarthStones Bacall by Abraxxa Anatine