Hitherto, we’ve always adopted a ‘no voyeuristic photos’ policy, wherein models may have been photographed without their knowledge or permission. I’ve been persuaded to relax that a little in 2015, on the basis that it’s often these type of photos that truly represent naturism best. An airbrushed, made up, model, his or her hair styled perfectly, rarely gives an accurate representation of naturism. People in campsites doing holiday things are a much more accurate depiction of the lifestyle.
…the photos above give a fairer reflection of what a naturist holiday is about (these are all from Croatia) and suggest that it’s just ‘normal stuff’. Genuine naturism, to utilise my own description.
Thus, I’ve decided that not only will SLN, in 2015, use such RL photos but we may also, if possible, utilise photos that depict naturism, similarly, within SL itself.
The WordPress ‘Annual Report’ is out and it makes fascinating reading once more. 130,000 page views in 2014, with visitors from 177(!!!!!) countries. Wow.
It’s nice to zoom around the map and see that it’s only authoritarian countries like China, North Korea and Iran where we’re not making any impact, or in parts of western and central Africa where the internet may not be all that we expect it to be in the west.
Marvellous, too, to zoom in on the Middle East and find that we’re present right across the region. It seems that when you strip away the politics with your clothes the globe is kind of united in either a passive or active interest in naturism, and in Second Life. Thanks to each and every one of our visitors. I hope that we can continue to bring you a mix of real and virtual naturism during the course of 2015.
My best wishes to everyone in 2015.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
The first place to celebrate the New Year in the globe is Kiritimati (Christmas Island). It has just gone 800am in the UK, and Kiritimati will be celebrating 2015 in just two hours time. In three hours time, New Zealand pops its corks, and 2015 begins to roll out from there until Hawaii is last (of the really populated areas) to join the party.
Wherever you are around the world, a Happy New Year. Let’s hope that it’s a good, peaceful year and that some of the world’s tensions can be eased, for all of our sakes.
Ella & Pookes