To be noticed

Typically when I write about my thoughts, or ideas, they seem to be a jumbled mess of things that slosh through my mind in such a way that I end up talking myself out of writing at all. When I first started to blog, I blogged just to write those words out then see if anyone would perhaps read them, and if they did then it was good, and if they didn’t then it was okay. As time went on, people actually started to read what I wrote and I ended up with a following. Followers, or those that read you, are a good thing. But then anxiety would hit and I wouldn’t know what to say and the worry of not getting a post done would come about and the thought of losing someone who followed me because of what they liked to read and see worried me so.

As humans, we like the spotlight – to have our ‘me’ moment.

After a while, I just up and stopped blogging all together and didn’t feel the draw anymore. My level of trying to please and write something of worth seemed to be ridiculous and in the end, it was just crap. Who was I, but just another blogger in the blogsphere of over 1000’s of others doing the same exact thing? Were my words actually making a difference in someone’s life? Was I inspiring stories to be read through the ages? No I wasn’t. Maybe a bit of my poetry was helping someone feel good, or get off. In the end, it really didn’t matter and I took my work, then closed my page.

Fast forward – Second Life blogging happens. First, I thought in my mind I would just talk about my life within Second Life. What I do, where I went, who I hung with. After a while, I thought I would write about my roleplay experiences and tutorials, since roleplay for me allowed a way to get back my writing skill – wait, not skill, but a passion to write again. Then…enter fashion. I thought in the beginning I would just do a cute little post, write some whimsical thoughts, take a pretty picture and post some credits. So I did.

I became one of thousands doing the same exact thing.

Again, that drive to be different pushed out and maybe the egotistical person residing in myself took over. I wanted to be better. I wanted to stand out. But how? How does one become noticed in such a large domain? Really, it’s nothing more than followers and those you follow to encourage along the way. Let’s be honest, we follow to follow, then be followed. It’s nice, it makes us happy and we like it. I’m not ashamed to admit it that I enjoy a good review, kind words, and a great job.

Yet, I get drawn back into that – what could make this better? What – in a way could make me stand out, different from other blogs? Especially in this realm of harsh criticism, over pompous attitudes and it’s ‘all about me’ attitudes? Truly, my blog space is my ‘all about me’, but it’s also, in hopes, a place that others would read and want to enjoy as well.

We blog to blog the things we enjoy in Second Life and our love of fashion, poses and the what not. We chose to show off our talents in photography, editing and how well we can make it come together as “WOW”.

For me, I’m still tripping on where to found my ‘wow’ experience. Maybe it’s coming back to what I really know – and that is writing. I may not take the most amazing photos, nor is my editing the greatest, but I do know how to write. Even if the majority of those who read Second Life fashion blogs just look at the pretty pictures, maybe I will hit some sort of niche out there.

We’ll see.

Top: [Auxiliary] Mullet Top – Purple (s) / Tyr Rozenblum *Collabor88*
Skirt: [Auxiliary] Alluring Mini – C (xxs) / Tyr Rozenblum
Shoes: [Gos] Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Buckle Ballet / Gospel Voom
Skin: -Glam Affair- Lilith – Europa 01 D HB / Aida Ewing
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Cookie Mesh Hair – Licorice / MissAllSunday Lemon
Pose: BENT. Awkward / Catherine Fairport

3 thoughts on “To be noticed

  1. Haha…Wow! I totally get this. I’ve found that my wow experience changes all the time. When I began blogging about 3 months ago it was all about the role play, which I’m now having issues with. I don’t think mine will be about fashion much though.

    But don’t you think that if SL isn’t around in the kind-of-near future, like some say, you’ll be glad you have a record of your time and experiences in this blog?

    Like you said, “we’ll see”.

  2. Pingback: Where Does Your Inspiration Come From? « Unapologetic Second Life Fashion Blog

  3. I love this post…..I love to write….I love to read….you know, photos, editing, writing, singing, whatever it is….do what you love…and the rest will follow. Passion will show through in what you enjoy….and let this blog evolve, ebb and flow, just like you do…just like an artist does. -smiles warmly- Have a great day!

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