100,000 views: Thank you!

In the past hour or so, we passed the 100,000 views mark. This has been achieved in just over 18 months, and in just short of 500 posts. And yes, in case you were wondering, I’ve been watching the stats like a hawk, knowing we were going to achieve the figure yesterday or or today, based on the average views the blog gets each day.

Given that we’re a niche SL lifestyle blog (as opposed to skin/hair/fashion) I think all who have been involved can be justifiably proud of their efforts.thanks2

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ella, Harry, Pookes and Barbara who have all contributed some stellar work over that period, as well as to Areola, Pierre, and other contributors who have also helped develop SLN into a blog you -the SL user- seem to enjoy.

At this point we’re about to lead on to ‘stage 2’ of the project. Not the ‘Stage 2’ I envisaged when we first started out, but it has been a journey with some twists and turns. Hopefully we can enjoy some further twists on the road in the continuing SL blogging sojourn.

We’ve got a little ‘behind the scenes’ work to do over the next week or so, before ‘stage 2’ goes ‘live’.

Ella will be making an announcement on this page regarding some (subtle) changes to SLN in the next week.

Thank you for reading SLN. We, all of us, appreciate you taking the time to enjoy what we do. Here’s to the next 18 months, the next 500 posts, and the next 100,000 viewers!

Howie Lamilton (Publisher)

Boats & Bikinis Expo

Official Boats & Bikinis Expo Sign

 

Tomorrow (25th July) the ‘Boats and Bikinis’ Expo opens its doors and runs for a week. While not strictly a naturist event, we all know that bikinis can be half or totally removed, and nude sailing is exceptionally popular around the clear, blue waters of Eden Naturopolis. Anyway…it all seems like it will have some kind of naturist potential, so expect to find a slurl posted, and subsequently a report published on what you can find over at it.

Ella

Flip Flop Report

You can read Expedia’s ‘Flip Flop Report’, and current attitudes to a myriad of beach-related matters here.

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© 2013 Expedia

I’ve edited out a section of a very readable infographic from the web page to show attitudes to toplessness (interesting coming off the back of our reporting on it in Issue 9)

I’ve also edited out a section of text relating to toplessness or nudity.

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© 2013 Expedia

Despite what the reporting says, SLN remains a solidly popular read in Asia, and I guess that there’s just as much interest in RL naturism amongst Asians as there is in the SL variant of it. One thing I would add, though, is that reading the report leads one to the conclusion that there remains some confusion between ‘topless’ and ‘nude’ -a confusion that also sometimes exists amongst bloggers and website authors and contributors, with the two terms being seemingly interchangeable. To me, they’re not. Topless should always mean that…females with bikini tops off. Nude should mean just that…totally nude. And these are the definitions we rigidly apply in SLN.

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Barbara

 

(Ella adds…I’ve just had a look at the website and ‘speedoes’ seem to offend a lot of people 🙂 as much as they confuse Diane in this post )

Mountain Babes (3)

We do seem to be making a habit of returning to this theme (and website).

A reminder: Mountain Babes is a site where people climb mountains and have themselves photographed in various states of undress from the rear. Topless, in panties, in jeans, fully nude…there’s a variety of photos on the site.

While not particularly ‘naturist’, what I like is that it means women are possibly more comfortable with the idea of public nudity (or semi-nudity).

While it wasn’t our intention to return to this theme quite so quickly, the discovery that SL had a Grand Canyon forced our hand 🙂

So…here I am at the Grand Canyon, doing a Mountain Babe kind of thing 🙂

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Barbara