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Second Life Erotic Photography: An interview with Nearly Doune

A selection from Nearly Doune's Top 5 Favourite Second Life Erotic Photoshoots

Second Life Erotic Photography: An interview with Nearly Doune Warning: This post is about Second Life Erotic Photography, therefore, if this post was a Second Life Sim, it would be rated adult. So if you’re not an adult, or are an adult that would rather not see material that might be considered “adult”, then you […]

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Search Engine Optimisation for your Blog – Part 3

We have a new toy on, called the WordPress SEO plug-in by Yoast! This handy plug-in now appears at the bottom of all of your posts in iRez in your dashboard post editing screen. How to use the Yoast WordPress SEO Plug-in for Search Engine Optimisation As discussed in part 1 and part 2 […]

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Search Engine Optimisation for your Blog – Part 2

An image of a needle in a haystack representing search engine optimisation

You’ve written an amazing blog post that you’re tickled to bits about, but why can’t Google find it? Let’s help Google find that needle in a haystack using 5 simple SEO techniques. So, we’ve got our handy keyword ideas that I came up with in my last post and we’re ready to write our next […]

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Search Engine Optimisation for your Blog – Part 1

Image of a man casting a fishing net

Casting a wide net. Some rights reserved by NeeZhom Photomalaya Why search engine optimisation is important for your blog I love getting comments on my blog posts, don’t you? I think most bloggers do. The measure and quality of your comments are a pretty good sign that your writing is engaging – and we all […]

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Thicker than water? Exploring Second Life Families – Part 2

How do Second Life families start? How do they get together? How do they grow? Let’s say one wanted to be part of a family in Second Life – a daughter, mother, auntie or sister – how would one go about doing that? Take my friend Gwen and me for instance: We love each other […]

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Thicker than water? Exploring Second Life Families – Part 1

Some visitors to this blog may know that I was recently the maid of honour at my friend’s wedding. Among many new discoveries, one of the most remarkable things about that experience is that the bride has a huge family in Second Life. And, her family is complete with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins… […]

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A Sonnet to Loo Roll

I am a tad bit under the weather as of late… or more plainly: I am sick as hell. What started off as a light cold has inevitably exploded into an oh-my-god-I’ve-forgotten-what-it-feels-like-not-to-be-ill-eww-gross-is-that-what-the-inside-of-my-lungs-look-like??? full-blown influenza extravaganza. Needless to say, my cough is about the only thing about me that’s been productive, let alone creative. All of […]

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Their world, their imagination – the second life of Linden Labs

The Second Life Tab of the new Linden Life website

Isn’t the new theme for I Rez looking great? It’s cleaner, feels more up to date, and more representative of what we’re doing here and where we’re going. Speaking of website redesigns, I’m sure that if you’re a Second Life user, by now you’ve had a wander over to the new Linden Labs website? They’ve […]

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On dogs and gardeners: alternative approaches to dealing with Second Life changes

We’ve all heard the Serenity Prayer at one time or another: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. The serenity to accept the things I cannot change… I suppose what made me think of this […]

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If Second Life Sims Were States

In the bad, old sooty days before methane or carbon monoxide detectors, miners would carry down caged canaries into the dark tunnels with them. If dangerous gases leaked into the mine-shaft, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners. I’m beginning to believe that Hosoi Ichiba might just be Second Life’s canary in a […]

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From Digital Resident to Digital Citizen in Second Life

Barnraising in Lansing - Public Spirit

Like a half-blind newborn, we begin our Second Life rather aimlessly bumping into things as we learn to walk, learn to speak, and learn to interact with these seemingly fully formed people around us. Slowly but surely, we begin to realise why (at least for the past couple of years) we have the word Resident […]

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God is in the detail – Hosoi Ichiba at risk

The idiom “God (is) in the detail(s)” expresses the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e. details are important. Second Life’s Hosoi Ichiba might just be one of the best manifestations of that idiom that can be found in Second Life. I have yet to meet Amiryu Hosoi, but I have been […]

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With this ring… Exploring Second Life Weddings

Last night I was invited to be my friend’s Maid of Honour in her upcoming Second Life wedding. After I instantly and wholeheartedly accepted, I got right down to the serious business of Honour Maidening in Second Life Weddings. I’m a little embarrassed to admit however, that despite my lofty appointment, I have never even […]

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The 5 Things I Want in a Virtual Relationship

Photograph of a ankh shaped key in keyhole in a rustic wooden door

I know I have really high expectations and I don’t apologise for it. In fact, it’s one of the most consistent threads of my approach to my work, and what I expect from myself, my colleagues, my friends, and of course, a real or virtural relationship. I’m the farthest thing you could imagine from someone […]

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