Summer has official come to a close in my little real life world. Summertime is a time that I stop just about all writing about Second Life because it’s too damn nice to be cooped up in a house. There are trails to be hiked. Places to be visited. Sun to stare at.
Well…not stared at exactly…you know what I mean.
I’m trying to get back into the swing of writing virtual things again but this takes me a few. I need to try to get ahead a little bit in the writing so I’m not constantly going “Holy Shit! I should put something out!”.
Same goes for the Raglan Report Podcast that I am a part of. I need to update that site and actually record a podcast.
The end of Summer is hard.
So…I’m plotting my plots and whateves to start back into another fun-filled explosion of writing proportions.
Sim Location: Prim River National Forest (Which will probably be reviewed soon! Woo!)
I just wanted to do a quick post to inform everyone that I am taking over the Fuck Yeah Second Life tumblr. It’s always been a source of great laughs for me because, if you haven’t already guessed, I really dig laughing at the stupid, poorly dressed, & all around weird things we find in our virtual world. I felt that it was a great addition to what I do here as well as the fact that I didn’t want it to close down on all of it’s many readers.
I’m pulling double duty now baby. Awwwwww yeah!
With that said be sure to check it out. Now let me get back to trying to write this weeks articles. I’ve been slacking with everything going on. Taking pictures of a virtual cow takes a lot of work. So does writing poop jokes.
There has been this overwhelming wave of blogger challenges & meme’s that have been going across the Second Life sites. Dress like this or take a picture with that. While I have done a few every so often that I find interesting in the past this insane amount of “Write about this subject” or “Take a picture of that” is just too much. It’s not creative to find yourself constantly in a loop of meme’s & other people’s ideas.
Well, Tipsy, why isn’t it creative?
I’m glad you asked!
While I don’t fault the every so often challenge one does on their site doing a couple a week does not become an article, review, or whatever the hell you are writing about. It becomes a crutch with which you find you no longer need to come up with your own original idea.
It’s nothing but taking an idea that happens to be someone elses & just adding to it. Like a bloggers template.
Holy shit! See what I did there! I actually worked the title into the article. Amazing!
If you decide to do a blogger challenge then so did, depending on who put the challenge out, quite a few other people. Not only did you put yourself into a position where you no longer had to use your own original ideas to write about you’ve also found yourself lumped in with a massive amount of other bloggers who are doing the exact same thing. It doesn’t make you a writer. It doesn’t make you a master blogger. It makes you a little internet sheep following the electric meme flock.
In closing I would like to ask that everyone please pick maybe one they feel like doing & forget the rest. Is there one for a charity or a cause you believe in? Then by all means do it! There is a difference between “underpants down to your knees” memes & helping out a cause. Know the difference.
Start ignoring the blogger template waves & ride your own. Basically…..come up with your own shit. We, as writers, bloggers, storytellers, photographers, pimps of the press are way more creative than that.
You are all better than that.