UPDATE (October 1, 2014)
Ok, there is no way I am starting this update with, “I was just sitting here reading my old updates dah dah dah…”, lol! I swear everyone of them say that or something very close to it. You know..the last time I read them..and I will not divulge the information today of when that was. You’ll have to guess.
I probably could have just copied and pasted the last updated with the new date as my update. Its the same story pretty much. I think when I came back that last time I never got back on my feet good with it again, and then for the same reasons as before, I decided it best I took a break from sl. I was really surprised that it lasted as long as it did.
I always took a peek at a few blogs and I would miss it and miss blogging..then a few months back I really started getting the bug. I think I have 3 months under my belt again so now I feel comfortable
stalking contacting all of the feeds to try to get syndicated again.
Here’s my deal..and I’ve probably written about it before..I know I have in my posts several times. Blogging is so rewarding and fun for me..it has all of my favorite things..well..it has most of my favorite things 🙂 Shopping, fashion, art, the internet. It seems that I always seem to start…I hate to use the word stressing..but I guess that’s what it is..with all the events and gifts and sales and sometimes review copies (ahem…that in no way shape or form doesn’t mean i do not LOVE and want review copies…jus’ sayin) I just want to blog everything and I’m such a perfectionist. It still takes me way too long to create a post when some girls I know can whip out 2 or 3..maybe even more on a good day. I know everyone’s rl is different and the time they can put into it. I just feel as if I could be making better use of my time. I take forever to put an outfit together (a poorly organized inventory is the culprit in this case I do believe). I have a whole clothing inventory, as do all of you, I know..that I’m wondering “am I ever going to wear this stuff again?” “How much money did I spend on all of that prim stuff?” “Will I look back at it in a few months and think I looked ridiculous the way we look back at our old sl photos and wonder why we thought we looked so hot?”
Wow..I really ask myself a lot of questions :p. Progress happens and the mesh clothing and avatars are undeniably beautiful. It sure can be a pain in the arse getting dressed though. My friend Rachel makes copies of her mesh bodies for each of her outfits and I think I’m going to try to start doing the same. I get aggravated searching for appliers and finding the spots i have to cover up with my hud.. then before I know it I’ve been on an hour and Ive only gotten her skin on. I am only venting. I know the more you do something the better you become. I don’t remember it being this complicated when I started sl.
So anyway, I can easily post once a week, but I really want to get it to 2 or 3 so I’m going to really make an effort to get my inventory more organized and try to make better use of my time. Another thing I’m guilty of is taking wayyyy too many pics and then getting into photoshop and it being an all night project just choosing the ones to get rid of and so and so. I like how a lot of bloggers only post one pic, two max. I think I may try real hard to do that. I make no promises though! When I get excited about an item I want to take pics of it and talk about it…baby steps, Poppy. Baby steps.
I know this update is a little all over the place..I feel like it is anyway. I wanted to mention one last thing though, and I’m going to try to make a tab for review copy policies and such.. I know I say this all the time but I have to get this out..
If you are a designer who has sent me review copies in the past few months and you don’t see me blogging them they probably aren’t my style..I always keep the things in mind while putting looks together though. If you’ve only given it to me 4 or 5 weeks ago there is still a good chance I just haven’t had time to blog it but I want to desperately. If I blog for you every few weeks or months please keep me on your bloggers list, you know who you are I’m sure :p. And if you see I’m not wearing your things after I’ve had them a while please, please don’t assume I don’t like them!
Just so you know it’s rather late and I’m not proofreading so hopefully nothing sounded too stupid. I’ll read over it in another couple of years on my next update.
Thank you to my friends who have supported me and who help me back on the blogwagon each time I fall off. ❤
UPDATE (August 3, 2012)
I’m sitting here reading my previous updates on this first post. I guess it makes me feel a bit nostalgic. 🙂 Blogging has without a doubt been one of the best experience from my sl…there may be one other but I think I’ll keep that in my pretty lil prim pocket 😉 Oh, I’m sorry…mesh. Mesh, mesh, mesh mesh mesh..Second Life is a mesh world now. I definitely wouldn’t have lasted very much longer on my previous computer. Thank you Dad!!
One thing I’ve been meaning to mention in my posts, and perhaps I’ll mention it again in an upcoming post..I know I need to work on my blogroll and links, many of them have changed or expired. I’d like to get back on the feeds but I’ll wait until I’ve been back for at least a month before I start bugging them, lol..well..maybe 3 weeks :p Anyway, back to what I’ve been wanting to say is that I’m in the progress of updating everything. Please, if I have an incorrect link for your store or blog, message me on here or in world with the current link so I can correct it asap.
Also, if you’d like to exchange blogroll links, please message me! I need to go through my blogroll big time and I know there are so many amazing ones out there that I’d love to have on my blogroll, and whose blogroll I’d also love to be on! (wow lets see how many times i can say “blogroll”)
I’m always up for tips too..if you see something I’m doing and you’re feeling generous..it would be amazing if you messaged me and said “hey poppy, i noticed yada yada yada yada…have you ever tried the bla bla bla feature in photoshop?” I would love any tips or advice that you can give! Please be nice, lol.
Today I got to spend a little bit of time with one of my oldest and dearest friends from sl, ope…most know her as demi but she’ll always be my ope. If you know demi you probably know what a talented artist she is. Today she gave me this fashion illustration that she made of us some time ago…I love it so much I want to hang it on my wall irl..for sentimental reasons of course but also because it looks really cool!
UPDATE (February 5, 2011)
This blog has been quite an experience, let me tell ya! Sitting here this morning looking through it..I can’t believe it’s already almost a year..time has gone so fast. It seems like the older you get the faster time goes, doesn’t it?
I’m very happy that I started an SL fashion blog. I love it..and I feel like it’s good to have something that you love to do to work on..a project to keep your brain busy. I think also you have to find that perfect balance of time spent on doing it…it’s easy for it to become an obsession..for me anyway…I have to make myself go to bed many nights or I could stay up all night dressing Poppy and taking pictures lol.
The friends that I’ve met through blogging this past year are some of the most awesome people I’ve ever met in my life, and I adore them. We all definitely “get” each other…I don’t talk to people in my rl about sl..or as little as possible anyway. It’s good to have friends to talk to about blogging and sl and things that a lot of people just don’t understand. I’ve found in the blogging community the people are truly happy for you when something good happens for you…the people I’ve met anyway…and I feel the same way. Ope told me some news a couple days ago and I’m as excited for her as if it were happening to me…if that makes sense lol. Lots of support in the blog community… 🙂
Anyway, I’m rambling…just wanted to update my “about me” section…I was reading it and it sounded so generic. Feel free to contact me inworld, via flickr, whateva…and also I’d love to trade blog links…just ask!
April 7, 2010
a thirty-something southern gal, I’ve been playing sl for a little over a year now, and have been addicted from the start. My shopping habit has resulted in a 50,000+ item inventory, so hopefully I can put some of it to good use with this blog! My posts may not be daily..at this point I’m still learining and this is going to be an enjoying hobby I hope..no stresses or deadlines..just posting pics of things I like and want to share with you 🙂