Thank you

When I started blogging, it was because I felt I needed to say something on a particular topic. Writing has always been a part of my life (although it can be somewhat slapdash in these pages as I try to get my head around multiple things!), and so I wasn’t too concerned about finding an audience, I simply wanted the means of expressing things I wanted to say on that subject.

  However, few things in life stay constant, and so it has been with my blogging and virtual worlds writing, something I’ve covered numerous times elsewhere in these pages.

Recently, Strawberry Singh ran a Monday Meme asking people to write about the things Second Life has encouraged them to learn or do. For me, the it’s been a circular thing: as my blogging slowly expanded, so it encouraged me to delve deeper into Second Life – exploring, visiting art exhibitions, learning about how the platform actually works, and learn about the company that brings us this platform on a daily basis – Linden Lab. In turn, all this encouraged me to blog more, and so the circle continued.

As I’ve gone through this cycle, I’ve been fortunate enough to find other people like to read what I have to write, and have always been grateful for the support people have shown in doing so.

Today, Sunday, March 1st, I discovered that I have received the 2015 Avi Choice Award for Favourite EntertainmentΒ  / Arts SL Blog or Website (and thank you, Tina, for poking me on Twtter about it!).

I would be lying if I said I was unaware that I’d been nominated. For one thing, Arkad Baxton IM’d me to ask if he might nominate me, which was flattering enough (and again, thank you, Arkad for doing so); for another, I did receive word from the organisers as well.

However, actually winning an award was genuinely unexpected. As such, I would like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone who voted. I’d also like to thank all of you who continue to show your support for these pages by reading them and commenting on them daily, and for your support through the SL Feeds, Twitter, Plurk and so on.

Your support has, and remains, deeply appreciated, and remains the motivation for me to keep writing and covering all I can about Second Life and virtual worlds.

My congratulations also go to all of the nominees and winners in all of the Avi Choice categories.

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43 thoughts on “Thank you

  1. Congratulations Inara, you really deserve the award. Your writing is clear and concise, your articles are informative and at times, thought-provoking. I can’t tell you how much your posts helped me figure out SL when I was new. For all you do to support others in Second Life, I am so glad to see you get this kind of recognition.

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  2. Well deserved! I absolutely love this blog and recommend it to the new people I meet in SL. It encourages me to explore SL in a variety of ways as it offers a wonderful perspective from one who actually lives in a virtual world (crazy boating sim crossings and all (lol)). Congratulations Inara!

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  3. Congratulations! I missed the voting though:( But I love your blog! It is the best SL blog and I read it every day and every single post. I wish the so called main stream media had the quality of your writing. Thank you for being a part of our Second Lifes:)

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  4. Congratulations, Inara :)… a well deserved honour. As a follower/fan, I fell compelled to say “Thank you, Inara” for all the hard work and effort you obviously put into providing this excellent resource/blog. It’s good to see that recognized in such a confirming manner.

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      1. /me smiles. Typos, no worries! You’re reading a blog by the “Kween of Tpyoland”, after all” πŸ˜‰ .

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  5. Congrats! I did vote in another blog (Daniel Voyager’s one) for the category you won, but i did vote in yours on the category i was expecting you to win to find out that instead, some blog i never heard about was the winner, lol.

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  6. Big congrats to you Inara, totally well deserved! Your blog is such an important contribution to the SL community and you, yourself are an inspiration. I so want to be you when I grow up! ❀

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  7. Congratulations Inara and I agree with Strawberry that your blog is “an important contribution to the SL community”. I do enjoy reading and will continue to do so. πŸ™‚

    Maybe next year I will win something :p

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