Day 364 – Don’t Stop Believin’!

Berry has a new meme for us – The Blogging Journey Challenge! So I got Journey stuck in my head, of course.

Just a small town girl…

Which electronic devices do you use to blog with? Just my old desktop that really badly needs replacing. I don’t have a lot of stuff anyway, just my phone and 2 Kindles [Paperwhite and Fire], so there’s really no other thing for me to blog on. *laughs*

Do you have a mission statement for your blog, if so, what is it? No… On this blog, I just share my SLife, boring, happy, sad, or whatever. If someone finds something I said interesting or helpful, all the better. But mostly I just want to talk about my SLife. On my fashion blog, I just want to share about things I like from designers I want to support.

How do you feel about blogs that use their platforms to spread negativity? I guess I don’t pay attention because I haven’t seen one like that in a while, unless you count SL secrets.

Are you a grammar junkie? Do you thoroughly check your blog for errors before posting and/or do you judge other people’s posts if they contain errors? I usually type the way I’d speak – kinda casual and maybe slangy. I mean, I never claimed to be a professional journalist. 🙂 But I do try to make sure that I spell everything correctly. In a venue where your words ARE how people know you, it would be wise to at least attempt to not sound too much like an idiot. LOL!

If you could switch blogs with another blogger who would it be? Probably Berry. :-p Just to see what it would be like to have such a huge readership and have people really pay attention to what I write.

Has your blog/blogging style evolved over the year(s)? How? In some ways, yes. It would be hard to NOT change over several years, you know? But one thing that hasn’t changed, and I hope never changes, is how much I’m willing to share with the people who are kind enough to read my blog. I think my pictures are better now, thankfully. And of course, the topics have changed being that I’m not the little club girl any more and I’m now a mom in SL.

Day 364 - Don't Stop Believin'!

What is the most extraordinary thing that has happened to you because of blogging? Honestly, without blogging, I don’t think ANYTHING that I have done in the past 6 years would have happened. I never would have met the people who became my friends, who encouraged me to keep blogging, to build, to learn, to grow. I’m a better person because one night I decided to open this blog.

When it comes to Second Life blogs, there are different styles: Fashion bloggers, Lifestyle & Travel bloggers, Informative bloggers, and more. Which style do you prefer and where do you feel your blog fits in? Obviously this one is more of a lifestyle blog. I just talk about my life. You guys know almost everything that I do and think about SL, and even some of my RL as well. If I do have a tip or trick or something to share, I definitely will, but mostly I just enjoy talking about my SL. My style blog is just that. It’s stuff I like, in the style I like. It’s not the best, I don’t take the best pics and I don’t really have the best style, but I like what I like, and I like to show it.

What has blogging taught you? Blogging has taught me that it’s okay to just be me. I spent a long time thinking that I *had* to be a certain way, do certain things, and give more of myself than was necessary. But through blogging, I’ve learned that it’s okay to be just kind of silly, or be in a bad mood, or vent about things that aren’t even that bad but in that moment, they are important to me. It’s really the best thing I could have learned.

Share your top 3 tips for new bloggers.

1. Write. Write. It’s so easy to just show a picture and some credits and be done with it. Your words are your voice, use them. Don’t ever be afraid to share. Sharing of yourself makes you more than just a plain blogger.

2. You’re not owed anything because you have a blog, so don’t expect your SLife to be paid for because you happen to have a blog. Blogging can be an expensive hobby. Be prepared to pay for it.

3. Love what you do. If it’s not fun, if you don’t love it, it’ll show. Never treat blogging as an obligation unless someone is putting cash money in your hand.

Thanks for another awesome meme, Berry!!

It goes on and on and on and on…

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2 thoughts on “Day 364 – Don’t Stop Believin’!

  1. You know I remember myself as a newb back in 2008 reading your blog daily, I loved it! I don't know if you remember but I even sent you a notecard once inworld back then, lol. I do believe your blog has evolved a bit, especially your pictures (but that's the case for most of us) you are still the same though, funny and a pleasure to read. Loved your three tips btw, nailed it with those!

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