The Mr and Miss SL Naturist 2012 page…to be discontinued

As Harry says, SL sometimes replicates RL (and vice versa, as evidenced by his occasional photos which attempt to recreate RL situations). Particularly so, with attitudes to photography.

What we’ve learned is that while many people embrace and enjoy SL naturism, and merrily run around in their birthday suits, attitudes change when a camera appears.

This is true in RL, and also seemingly true of SL. Many people, ladies particularly, will run around without a stitch on in SL, but don’t wish to be photographed, in pixel form, for a blog, and have their image published. We always respect people’s opinions on this, and will only photograph without permission if we’re doing a ‘general overview’ of a location where participants cannot be easily identified.

We do ask people if they’d like to contribute to the ‘Mr and Miss’ page, but even willing models for the magazine/blog are, at best, indifferent to the notion of being in ‘a beauty pageant/contest’.

As things stand, half way through 2012, we’ve no one willing to add a portfolio to the page, and I expressed my own uncertainty with the concept on the page when we first added it.

With that in mind, it’s my intention to ‘mothball’ the ‘Mr and Miss naturist 2012’ page in the coming days, and replace it with something new. As there’s some important information, regarding the entire concept, on the page, I won’t delete it, but may expand the theories behind these pageants, and then ‘close’ the page.

As ever, I’d like your input, but I honestly don’t see this as a viable concept within the concept of the blog.

Ella.

If we’re going to advertise ourselves…

…then why not advertise others?

I’ve not contributed recently, but posts from Ella today, coupled to Harry’s photos, made me think that if we can advertise the forthcoming issue of the magazine, then there’s no earthly reason why we can’t ‘advertise’ other locations. We already do, by providing slurls to various locations at our links page, and also in many of the posts provided. We’re a magazine, and our stock-in-trade is essentially rounding up the places we think you might like to visit and then promoting them, for everyone’s benefit.

I should make it clear that no cash changed hands for ‘advertising’ locations in the blog. SL Naturist isn’t, to my way of thinking, a  vehicle to generate money. It’s something we just enjoy doing, about places we like visiting, so why shouldn’t we share our wonder, our excitement and our ‘knowledge’ about SL naturism?

So with that in mind, I popped over to Naked Dreams, Teresa’s build, and part of the Eden Naturist Estate, to bring you my own ‘advertisement’ of sorts. I hope you like it. Thanks to Harry for adding the text, and also for tinkering with my basic concept. Thanks, too, to Ella for embracing the idea. I hope to bring you more ‘Areola advertisements’ in the coming days and weeks.

Areola.

Excellent idea, Areola, and I’d encourage you to continue on with it. You’re right. SL Naturist is not a money-making exercise, but an attempt to provide those interested in the lifestyle with a direct link into all that’s happening within SL naturism. It also has a ‘serious’ purpose, of sorts, in that we differentiate between genuine naturism and what are essentially sex beaches. Those of us who are RL naturists do like to show our chosen lifestyle in a positive manner, and Ella and the rest of you are doing an excellent job in promoting positive, healthy naturism within SL that hopefully reflects on a positive, healthy RL naturism. That’s my intent in publishing the blog anyway.I sincerely hope we can promote the wonderful builds and imagination of  SL’s sim owners, builders and fellow naturists. Howie Lamilton, Publisher)

The Issue 4 advertisements

Just in case you thought we throw these things together…

Harry has produced a series of ‘advertisements’ that we thought we’d put up on ‘non posting days’ (i.e. largely Thursday to Monday, unless I’ve something special to give you) to remind you that, well, Issue 4’s just around the corner!

It’s probably a day of Harry’s SL just to shoot these lovely pix, and then assemble them into a finished form. And he’s produced several!

I’m soooooooooooo tempted to publish the lot, right here, right now, but shall resist (for now), and instead put four of them up in this post, one in large size, the others as thumbnails you can blow up to full size.

 

Coming soon! Issue 4.

I’m heading off on a (naturist) holiday at the end of this month, so Issue 4 will be published in the week commencing Monday, June 18th. There will be no postings for the following week, commencing June 25th, and probably no posts for the week commencing July 2nd. It all rather depends on a) if there’s internet availability where I’m going and b) probably the evening weather. I went to the same place, at the same time, last year and while we had some terrific days, weather-wise, there were a couple of wet, dreary and quite chilly days and evenings.

If that should happen this time out, and I’ve got internet connectivity, then I will report while on holiday! 🙂

What dedication! Well, honestly, there’s nowhere drearier than Spain on a wet day, so writing up a few posts will occupy what will otherwise be a game of jenga or similar. 😦

Harry’s been out and about, with the specific instruction to produce a couple of ‘advertisements’ for SLN Issue 4. The taglines ‘order your copy now’ and ‘available from all good newsagents’ are probably evocative of times-past for many UK readers. I’m not sure how well the taglines will make sense for a non-UK audience.

Anyway, here goes with the first of a couple of advertisements that will appear as posts between now and June 18th, as we ‘big up’ ourselves.