Who has dropped by?

WordPress allows me to see where in the world our readership comes from. While the US, UK, and most of Europe are, perhaps, to be expected, it seems we’ve picked up readers in all parts of the globe, including places I might not expect to see on the list, such as the United Arab Emirates, Mozambique and the Sudan, to name but three.

US highlighted by wordpress as the most popular source of our readership.

To each and every one of you, I say ‘thank you, welcome, and I hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read’. This is one of the truly wonderful aspects of the internet. It has made the world seem much smaller, and shows that we’ve got, wherever we are on this small, insignificant planet, common bonds, whatever our interests, that transcend all of the nonsense spouted by politicians and religious ‘leaders’ around the globe.

To know we’re picking up readers in places that wouldn’t be seen as common bedfellows, people’s humanity kept at arm’s length from one another in the name of religion, politics, or whatever else, is truly humbling. Right around the globe, people are united by their interest in this or that, in our case, being naturist in an online game called Second Life. Wherever you are, whoever you are, I wish you peace, love and my best wishes.

It also reminds me that I really do need to get a translate widget organised for the blog. I’m working on it! 🙂

Happy St.Patrick’s Day

Here at SLN, we’d never do anything as crass as dress up in green and pretend to be Irish, as half the world seems to do on this, St. Patrick’s Day. While it’s a wonderful spectacle in many parts of the world, and I’ve been lucky to witness celebrations both in Dublin and Armagh (the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland) and be a part of the joie de vivre shown (in Dublin) and the more solemn celebrations in Armagh (a reminder of the roots of Christianity in Ireland). So…:)

I’m grateful to my SL friend Mercedes for sending me a few photos of a discovery she made at the Eden Hawk sim (part of the Eden Naturopolis group). While not exactly an Irish jaunting car, and I’m sure there’s a proper name for the horse carriage Mercedes is driving, I’m going to adopt it as a symbol of Irish life, just for today.

You can pick up a ride near the Eden airstrip, and take a ride the full length of the Eden Hawk sim, all the way back to their central tp point. This looks like fun, and one of those ‘new experiences’ you can do which, after three years in SL, isn’t an everyday occurrence any more. Naked skydiving? Hmmm…been there, done that, wasn’t offered a T shirt 😉 but this looks like a lot of fun. And, knowing Eden Hawk quite well, I can say it’s a picturesque area, winding its way through natural surroundings and finishing up in a more bustling part of Eden.

For those of you wondering why there’s a little upturn in posting frequency, let me say that I respond to news or events as they come to me, and today’s little flurry of posts is related to the evolution of Sweden, and the fact that Mercedes sent me some photos. I’m happy, willing and able to post more regularly if I receive news, related to any aspect of SL naturism, as I receive it. If you’re an SL naturist sim owner, blogger, designer (we’ll happily review SL naturist related clothing, such as sarongs, for example), let me know  what’s going on and we’ll merrily blog it. 

And SL Naturist Issue 2 seems to have been very popular and well received. Thank you for the messages of support. While I was planning to do Issue 3 in June, I’ve turned my mind in recent days to maybe popping in a ‘Spring supplement’ edition, in April sometime. When I first got into RL naturism I used to subscribe to the British naturist magazine H&E (Health and Efficiency) which, apart from its monthly editions, also ran quarterly supplements. My mind turned to this earlier this week, and it has put me in mind to follow suit, with seasonal, quarterly supplements, and maybe turn the regular magazine into a bi-monthly exercise. Certainly, SL naturism does have a tendency to follow the northern hemisphere summer to a degree, as the warmer weather encourages us all to shed some clothes, naturist or not, and I have noticed a tendency for there to be more SL naturism on the go in northern hemisphere summer time. So with that in mind, maybe we can have enough news and activity to bring you SL Naturist on a bi-monthly basis. What do you think? Let me know.

Sweden: An Update

Thanks to Evacaroline for getting back to me so quickly to tell me that there’s some work being done at Sweden, and that she’s going to create a ‘members only’ area.

I can’t wait to see what Evacaroline, a long standing friend of naturism in SL (it was one of the very first SL naturist places I discovered when I got out of that pink and white polka dot dress, lol!). I wish her every success with the project and feel confident that the new look will be somewhere we’d all like to visit.

I’ll get back to you all with an update, a report, a slurl, and all the other important information you require as soon as it’s re-opened. 🙂

In the meantime, I’ve included some photo sessions we’ve done at the ‘old’ Sweden.