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2 years of blogging!

Previously posted @ Rad Parmesan.

2 years of blogging!
When I started this blog, I really did not set myself any goals as I was not sure if I would keep it up. And yet, here we are, two years later! 
I recently looked back on my time in SL (in this picture) and it struck me how useful taking pictures and blogging helps with remembering things. I will look back at an outfit and remember what stories I wrote while my character was wearing it, the discussions I had, the laughs etc… 
If I had to choose one thing alone that I find rewarding about blogging, that in itself would be enough. Yet, there is so much more. Teaching myself how to use Photoshop would be a close second.
I always had an artistic side. I used to act, draw, write… As time passes and we “grow” somehow those aspects are deemed less time worthy. Second Life has allowed me to rekindle the passion I had with those. I enjoy editing every pixels to make a whole. I love writing stories with others that have me immersed in them. I find a challenge in the artistic puzzle of finding the right elements to bring an outfit together.
Often people, even those logging on to it religiously, will view Second Life in a negative light. I think, like every other distraction in your life, it is what you make of it. For me it is a respite of fun and creativity through this blog and roleplay. What is it for you?
Find what brings you happiness and hold on to it.
See you next year!

Credits for outfits can be found herehere and here.

D-Style – Sweater Dress w.HUD – Feb Group Gift (no longer available – I just felt like blogging it)

Previously posted @ You’d Better Work Bitch!.

This is a passed group gift, it was chilly here today and I just felt like blogging something warm and cute so this was what I chose to blog.

Outfit::: D-Style – Sweater Dress w.HUD – Feb Group Gift ::
SLink:! Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High ! & ! Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual !
Shoes:**Dirty Princess**Only Princess Mesh Boots- Black
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Avena –  blondes
Skin:-Glam Affair – Amberly II – Asia  – Red Ice
Eyes: pc eyes – classic gen4 – m/r – calm sea

Blogging Break

Previously posted @ HarlowHeslop.com.

bloggingbreak

Hi folks! I am moving in real life into my very 1st home that my hubby and I purchased. Due to this, I will be gone the next few weeks. We have a bad temporary internet connection where we are staying temporarily, and then it will take me a while to move into the new home, get unpacked and settled, and then get a good internet connection set up again. I look forward to being back sometime in May! Thank you for your patience, well wishes, and understanding! Love and hugs to each of you! <3

Visit http://www.harlowheslop.com/archives/5033 for original post date.

Blogging is hard you guys!

Previously posted @ The Inelegant Ineloquent.

Honestly, I don’t think you realise the effort that goes in to every post!

First off I gotta make myself all purty – and if I’m up early, that takes a LOT OF WORK.

Blogging is Hard 1

 

Then I gotta go shopping for the perfect outfit.  And I NEED that rare from the gatcha, so it’s gunna cost me cash and time.

Blogging is Hard 2

 

Then when I finally get my outfit sorted, it’s time to find a location.  This can take hours!  Then I’ve got to set up my camera, and the timer, and get in place and pose.  You have no idea how hard it is to get a snap with my eyes open!

Blogging is Hard 3

 

And then there’s developing.  This takes forever, because digital doesn’t really work with SL, so you gotta go the old fashioned route.  And if someone teleports in and opens the door, well god help them!

Blogging is Hard 4

 

And FINALLY, if it all goes to plan, you finally have a blog post!

Blogging is Hard 5

 

Pic 1:

Nails: A.S.S / Light Satine / 6

Hair: +elua+ /Kahlua / Ombre – Available at Xiasumi School Festival

Underwear: {Luxuria} / Lauren / Black

Piercing: A.S.S / Monroe Piercing

Eyes: Mons / DualColor Eyes / Darkness

Skin: Pink Fuel /Sora / Alabaster

Hands: Slink / AvEnhance Hands / Casual

Pose, Mirror and Brush: Frozen / Brush Pose

 

Pic 2:

Top: Maitreya / Half Tucked Shirt / Black

Jeans: Maitreya / Boyfriend Jeans / Charcoal

Piercing: A.S.S / Monroe Piercing

Shoes:  Pure Poison / Amy Flats / Black

Feet: Slink / AvEnhance Feet / Flat

Pose & Gatcha: {NanTra} / Gimme my *%&*$ ! / 3

 

Pic 4:

Pose & Photolab: Fancy Decor / Photo Lab Darkroom Set – Available at Xiasumi School Festival

 

Pic 5:

Nails: A.S.S / Light Satine / 3

Hair: +elua+ / Vickie / Black

Dress: Sn@tch / Carmela Dress / Pink

Shoes:  +Macabre+ / Candy Shoes – Cherry Cake Hunt Prize

Eyes: Mons / DualColor Eyes / Darkness

Makeup: Mons / Eyeshadow Bold / Pink

Skin: Pink Fuel /Sora / Alabaster

Hands: Slink / AvEnhance Hands / Casual

Feet: Slink / AvEnhance Feet / High

Pose: an lar / Modern Series / 5


Things you most likely didn’t know about my blogging

Previously posted @ Second Life Snapshots.

1.  I blog for stores I have shopped at in the past and I love love love their products!

2. It takes me min 2 hours to complete a post from picture to editing, to posting, and adding to various media sites

3. I take great care to credit everything I blog including the location where the picture was taken

4. I am notorious for leaving my animare pose balls at the places I blog.  Its my annoying little *TM*
Just ask the owners of Derailed and L’arc en-Ciel.  I try not to and I am working on this.  These two ladies are good to me about it and haven’t kicked me off their land yet!

5. I live among the crazy residents on the Derailed Sim and love taking most of my pictures there. Denise is a fantastic decorator and has a great eye for things! If you haven’t been there you should go.

6.  I am an explorer at heart and love taking pictures on location.  In Addition to Derailed, I love the L’arc en-Ciel Sim.  Asa puts a lot of work into this sim and is constantly changing things which I LOVE!~  I just love the music here too, sometimes I just sit there listening to music!~

7. I may not always say something but I do appreciate the comments, favs and likes people give out. 

8. I love all the mesh bodies but I have chosen to be a Maitreya Girl!~

9. I do love mixing up my blog by doing different things such as Kid Avi’s, Doll Avi’s

10. If you have a question about something I blogged,  I do not mind if people im me in game.  I will do my best to answer your question.

11. I get inspiration from the items I receive from the places I blog for.  A pose can set a mood for a whole shot.  Such as this post In the end we all regret the chances we didn’t take,  it was the pose from HelaMiyo that set the mood for me.  I also love music and a lot of times I try to recreate something that reminds me of the video such as Taylor Swift Blank Space I did several pictures based on this video but my favorite is this one Cause Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream

Having said all this where do you get your inspiration from?

Of Blogging and Photography

Previously posted @ Laura18 Streeter.

If any of you are still here reading my blog, you probably noticed that I haven’t blogged as much lately.

I haven’t been in the mood. And blogging for me isn’t about slapping a photo on a page and putting down credits.

For me it’s about telling a story. My favorite posts are the ones in which my photos are tied into a story, an atmosphere, an expression of my mood, with an outfit, a location, and many other ingredients.

So today I’m going to tell you a different story.

I got my first camera for my birthday, as a little girl.

I’m not really sure which birthday that was, but way pre-teen. I loved my little camera and ran around taking pictures of everything I found. Of course they were all really horrible pics, but I was happy!

I got a new one not too long after that. It was cool ‘cos I could fit it in my purse and it had a zoom in it so i could do close up piccies! And I had more flashes for it than my cubes that came with the first one.


I guess life went on, adolescence came, and I didn’t use my camera so much anymore. I didn’t take pics of my besties or stuff like that; we all had other things on our mind at the time. But I still liked to take my camera with me and do pics of places I visited and landscapes.

After I graduated high school I went on this “family trip” and took my camera pic with me. I met some cool people; one was a French girl called Aline whose pic I took and still have somewhere, she was so fun! But summer ended and it was time to go to college.

Well, college was college – for me, the first two years was mostly parties, studying was unknown, it was about emotions,

When I got to college I was made to take an aptitude test for what could be a good job for me. The results astounded me bcause it said
1. Computer programmer
2. Photographer

Well, at that point I had never even seen a computer yet (it turned out to be my occupation for many years and still going strong); photography… well I had played but from that to a job??

That’s when I got my first “real” camera for my 18th birthday. My uncle apparently thought my interest in photography was enough to get a reflex and try my hand at it. Regardless of everything else that happened ith him, I have to be thankful for that.


Yea, looks ugly, right? But I loved it. I learned about how to use aperture, shutter speeed, and to do other things like that. I took tons of pictures in those two years, and I have something like 12 albums full of them at home. It was mostly about “landscapes” (underground stairwells from odd angles, etc) and still life – in fact, I liked to create “mini sets” to take pictures of – a bowl of M&Ms with my teddy bear, one of my bras hanging on a pair of cowboy boots, and other weird things like that.

Then real life kicked in. I moved to USA and went to university. By then I had kind of figured out – if my childhood hadn’t been a hint – that life is a bitch and then you die. 

I bought a new camera at uni, 



and played and did lots of things but none of it was worth mentioning, sadly. The most “work” I did with pictures in the first year was reading TONS of photography magazines, and other magazines too. Any photo I found which I liked got cut out and pasted on my bedroom wall. I had two walls of my room full of pics, and dreamed of things like advertising photography.

At one point I figured I could improve my photography by improving my equipment. Everyone knows that’s illusion but anyway I upgraded my Minolta to the pro version, not so plasticky, solid and “professional”. – even tho the 7000 actually came with more things which were optional in my new one.


Needless to say, I didn’t get much photo work in regardless of the new camera.

After finally making it through Uni and returning home, I tried to pick up photography again, but I just wasn’t inspired. First, I got a job, and I had my mind on that, and then other hobbies got in the way, and I wasn’t even sure I wanted to take pics anymore. But I kept my camera, which rapidly was getting old. The only time it got used is when I went somewhere with my friend on a trip, and she hated all the pics I took of her. But that’s life. In the end, she ended up using the camera more than me and she still has it, although she claims it’s broken and can’t be saved anymore.

The only thing which involved me in photography, or in at least some form of art of composition,  sets etc., was Second Life, and modeling. I learned about Photoshop; I learned about posing; about what works in SL and what doesn’t. I am in no way a good SL photographer. But what counts is I had fun. But…. somehow it’s not as exciting anymore. Read on and you’ll know why.

Then… I moved to here. I had a better salary and decided it was about time I look into photography again, not to mention figure out what this whole “digital” thing is all about. So I looked around but ended up shopping with my heart too.., and I got a Nikon.


I took it out for a spin; it was a holiday, May 1, and I went to shoot flowers and closeups to see what I could do with it.


After my Second Life experiences, I decided I wanted to know more about photography in the beauty and fashion world. I had never done portraits, and I knew that every time I tried, it had resulted pretty much in disaster.

But my friends know that I hate giving up. And now I am trying to specialize in beauty and fashion photography. 

My last shoot was last night. If you want to know more, you’ll have to ask me!



Blogging Milestones Meme

Previously posted @ RIR Life.

Meme instructions: Share when you started Second Life, when you started blogging about Second Life and talk about any Second Life blogging milestones you wish to share with your readers. 

Definition of milestone: An important point in the progress or development of something.

Ed eccomi qui a partecipare al Meme ideato dalla bravissima Strawberry . Trovo questo Meme molto interessante ed ho deciso che scriverò nella mia lingua madre l’italiano, perchè in fondo sono italiana e se è anche vero che grazie a second life sto imparando l’inglese per il blog preferisco scrivere “come mangio “. In questo meme si parla di traguardi…
Inizio precisando che io sono entrata in second life nel dicembre 2010 e fare la blogger non era assolutamente nei miei programmi, facevo gioco di ruolo, precisamente ero una vampira allora, ma è durata poco e quindi ho iniziato a fare le cose che davvero amo su second life, con mio marito ci siamo comprati la prima terra ed abbiamo iniziato a costruire la nostra casa.
Il blog l’ho iniziato nell’agosto del 2011, ma come vedrete era un post di presentazione della terra che avevo allora. Non ero una fashion blogger, che poi non mi sento tale nemmeno ora.
Non ho statistiche da condividere, perchè odio essere inserita in statistiche, ma ho un dato che trovo davvero delizioso e che vorrei condividere con voi, ho tantissimi fan Giapponesi, della Corea del sud e di Hong-Kong, questo mi riempe di gioia perchè adoro la cultura orientale e sapere che il mio blog è seguito lì mi fa andare letteralmente in un brodo di giuggiole.
( Mi chiedo per gli americani che useranno il traduttore che cosa ne verrà fuori ahahhahahah)
Adesso vi mostrerò i post che sono più importanti per me in questo blog:

1- I piaceri di Filiteyo
Eccolo il primo post che ho scritto per il blog, ero così emozionata perchè avevo finalmente capito come funzionava il blog e come fare i post e non mi sembrava vero. La mia avventura è iniziata qui….

2- Social Media Meme
Il primo Meme a cui ho partecipato, ho trovato questa iniziativa di Strawberry meravigliosa, un modo simpatico per conoscere altre blogger e condividere propri pensieri, magari anche intimi con chi ci segue.

3- New ArisAris
Questo post è particolarmente importante per me, infatti ArisAris è stato il primo sponsor del Rir Life blog, ero così emozionata ed onorata e dopo 4 anni è ancora mio sponsor quindi mi dico che forse ho fatto un buon lavoro^^

4- The Season Story
Altro post storico, molto importante, avevo aperto il mio store, il Rir Life design, come vedete si chiama come il blog, una fantasia per i nomi davvero infinita vero ahahahhaha
Il negozio mi ha dato delle soddisfazioni enormi di cui vi parlerò magari in un altro meme^^

5- Eiko and me
Ultimo in questa classifica ma non nel mio cuore. Come dicevo prima mi vanto di essere seguita molto dai giapponesi ed ecco il mio post fatto con Eiko, una ragazza di Tokio deliziosa che ho incontrato casualmente mentre bloggavo, mi ha fermata per chiedermi se ero io, quella “Relitha Byron” di cui lei seguiva il blog e tra una chiacchiera e l’altra abbiamo postato insieme. Un ricordo dolcissimo delle tante cose belle che mi ha portato il blog.

ora vi saluto e ci sentiamo al prossimo meme!!!!

On Relitha

Body : Slink Physique Mesh Body  :  SLink   by Siddean Munro

Hands and Feets : Slink AvEnhance  :  SLink   by Siddean Munro

Hair : little bones. Widow :  little bones   by Nova Faerye

Jewerly : Cae :: Intima Group Gift :: Collection :  Cae by Caelan Hancroft

Hat : *LpD* – *Alex* Hat Blue :  *Les Petits Details* by Nevery Lorakeet

Dress : *LpD* – *Angela* Dress Blue  :  Love is in the Air by Nevery Lorakeet

Shoes : SSD Gatcha ~ Fairy Rings Stilettos :  Sax Shepherd Designs  by Sax Shepherd

Photographer and model : Relitha Byron

Blogging Milestones Meme

Previously posted @ StrawberrySingh.com.

I’ve done two memes about blogging already: Why Do I Blog Meme, in 2013 and My Blogging Journey Challenge in 2014 therefore I thought I would do one for 2015 as well. This month my blog has reached a milestone of sorts so I thought it would be the perfect time to do another meme about […]

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