Monday, April 22, 2013
The Meme Of All Meme's - Why Do I Blog??????
Hey it's Berry Meme Monday don't ya know! I love this one about blogging so thought I'd share the space where it all happens.
So here are my answers -
1. How long have you been blogging?
I started Chalice In Wonderland some time in 2008 then stopped. I resurrected it in July 2009. Half of me loves doing it and the other half worries about the time I spend doing it thinking I could be devoting time to something else. I reason however, that its a creative outlet because I have a RL job that requires an entirely different persona.
2. Why did you start blogging?
I initially started it when I was a contestant in Miss Virtual World representing my home country, Australia. I wanted to share the journey which I did but at the time my ex-husband was getting pissy about me being in SL so I quit. I took it up again in 2009 because I really did need a little me time and it did help me unwind for an hour or two in the evening. I figured my ex-husband loved to watch sports on TV so I could have a Second Life. lol. I used to be very mindful about the time I spent doing SL things but now I'm single, its not the issue it once was.
3. How many times a week do you post an entry?
Probably around 5 to 6 times a week. I do fluctuate depending on spare time and inclination.
4. How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis?
Gawd it would have to be a lot. Not sure of numbers but I do have a lot of favorites. I use the feeds to keep up with who's doing what.
5. Do you comment on other people's blogs?
Yep I sure do. I love to receive comments and I love to give them for posts I appreciate. Lets face it, we don't blog hoping no one will read it, so validation from time to time is nice. I also get a buzz when designers come on and let you know they know you've blogged their items. I think as a community it would be great if we could give encouragement to each other through comments.
6. Do you keep track of how many visitors you have?
Yes via my counter, Blogger stats and Feedjit widget. I unfortunately lost my original counter so have started again. I wish I had more visitors though but that's just me being greedy.
7. Did you ever regret a post that you wrote?
Yes...on my original blog I got involved with something I never should have and it kind of blew up in my face. That taught me to really think about what I post and not use my fashion blog as a soap box for SL issues that really don't concern me.
8. Do you think your readers have a true sense of who you are based on your blog?
This is a hard one. I don't think I really put myself out there in either life so probably not. The open book I initially was in SL has closed to a certain extent and I mainly focus on promoting fashion items and designers. One of my favorite bloggers is Emerald Wynn and I really love how she perfectly mixes her SL avi exploits and RL persona into her blog. It's an interesting format but she's a wonderful writer and commentator on life in general which is why it works so well.
9. Do you blog under your real name?
My SL real name but not my real real name. lol
10. Are there topics that you would never blog about?
The traditional ones like politics and religion...no, no, never. I wouldn't blog about other people's choices in SL or expose anyone. Its just not me dishing any dirt so yes, anything controversial I steer away from. BUT I have an admission. I do like a bit of muck raking so perhaps I'm as bad as those that do it.
11. What is the theme/topic of your blog?
Basically just showing off fashion items and talking about those who design them. I find it funny that while so many other blogs support all these events/charities/causes etc., I just keep on buying clothes and blogging about them. The pressure I'd feel in being an official blogger for 'blah, blah' would be too much for me to handle I think. I'd be nervous I wouldn't do them justice.
12. Do you have more than one blog? If so, why?
No only this one.
13. What have you found to be the benefits of blogging?
Well for me it's certainly not getting the drum on new releases or free clothing? That's a rarity for me. I think the benefits are creating looks from random pieces and trying to make them appealing. Whether I'm successful, well that's not for me to say.
14. So why do you continue to blog?
Because there's nothing else I can do in SL. I wouldn't know the first thing about actually designing a clothing item and I don't build...I just dress my dolly. To me its essentially role playing being a clothes horse Boring as shit aren't I? lol
With all the penis talk going on at the moment, I thought I'd add to the drama and wear my COCK top. Cock-a-doodle-do darlings.
Top: Le Primitif
Pants and Belt: My Own Way
Shoes: 7 Plus picked up at Fi*Friday and The Promenade
Necklace: Maylo Designs
Watch: Indyra Originals
Bracelet: Elemental Earth Designs
Glasses: Designed by Drupal Kirax - doesn't seem to be selling.
Hair piece: BoHo HoBo