Big Bad Blogger Challenge 2010 - Day 1

Alicia Chenaux is challenging bloggers to answer one question each day for a week for the Big Bad Blogger Challenge of 2010.

Today's question(s): Why did you become a blogger? How has it enriched your life?

BBBC 2010

Before joining SL in January of last year, I had already been blogging for about 3 years.  I have a RL blog that I still post to occasionally, and I began a SL blog within a week of joining.  I joined SL as an academic because the academic community was all a-buzz about the possibilities of teaching in a virtual world, and as a sociologist/criminologist, I saw a lot in SL that I thought was fascinating.  I felt like I needed a place to record my observations, and my 1st post was within a week of rezzing.  I am a little embarrassed by those early entirely, horribly, shamefully newbish posts.  I haven't deleted them, but they are hidden.

I had no idea at the time that there was a blogging community, or feeds, or anything of the sort.  The 1st other blog I found related to SL was Lizzie Lexington's blog and much of what I learned about SL, I learned from reading her blog.

Since it's beginning, this blog has morphed from basic notes on the discovery of SL to fashion and random ponderings.  But, at it's beginning, I started blogging just to record my thoughts, nothing more.

I wouldn't say blogging has enriched my life.  No.  Not blogging.  I don't even know that SL has enriched my life.  It provided an escape during a tough time in my life.  I went through a bad break up last year, and I found that being online took my mind away from my troubles.  Blogging and making stuff give me something to do in SL.  It's all more of a diversion than an enrichment.  Without SL, I'd probably just be watching TV, so at least it's something mentally active.  When I think of life enriching things, I think of my beautiful daughter, and my wonderfully affectionate little doggies, I think of how lucky I am to have the family and the job that I have and how lucky I am to have a safe, warm, loving home.

Skin:  Tuli - Jade(tone1/bl) ::07a
Hair:  I Love Olive - Lucy Hair/Jet Black
Dress & Shoes:  A Netherworld - Black Floral Halter Dress
Necklace: A Netherworld - Oh My Broken Heart Necklace
Leggings:   SE Designz - Lace Leggins Lowrise black
Pose by Everglow
Location:  Creamshop


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