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Thank You for Giving a Heart

2014 02 21 PB Beach - Give a Heart Bikini & Hugs Jewellery

There is something I have noticed spreading its way across the SecondLife blog sphere. Recently people have taken to their blogs and written in a “rant” style. Expressing personal opinions and dissatisfaction with everything from attitude of creators; blogger styles; photographic quality; and general behaviour of folk within our virtual community.

At times I think I should express my views within their comment sections. Although some points I may agree with and see as relevant often I am left feeling that the writer has become nothing more than a spoilt elitist brat.  Behaviour which I never encourage. My three-year old tantrum throwing toddler will attest to this as can a moody hormonal teen if anyone doubts the sincerity of my views on anti-social behaviour.

I realize however that instead of instigating warfare with a mass of supporters of that writer it is best to just stop following that blog. To avoid doing my own rant on ranting there are two things I’m going to say about what I’ve seen and read.

1. Just because something has always been done one way, shouldn’t mean new ways and innovations should be instantly dismissed. If we had stuck to the old ways we would all be scribbling with rocks on cave walls instead of adopting the wonderful technology of pencil, pen and keyboards.

2. Not all people have a high quality gaming machine with high performance graphic capture. Some of the world such as where I come from (country Australia) has very mediocre internet speed and function. We should remember and always be considerate that people usually do the best with what they have available.

As I am speaking of consideration I would like as a blogger to thank Katlene Niven and Annealyce Maertens from We Love to Blog and  Chatte Management for their recent “Give A Heart” event.

Designed as a give back to bloggers, wonderful creators provided gifts and heartwarming notecards full of thanks and gratitude for what we all do here in blog world.

My favourite item was the wonderful Hugs locket from Stars!. With a special thank you engraved inside it is a reminder that when we appreciate one another great things are achieved and well … the world is just that little bit sunnier.

There is a reason sunshine is warmer than thunder storms.

Give a Heart runs till February 28th 2014.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Meadow%20Blossom/46/187/1002

Although not a official blogger for this event, in appreciation I wanted to provide a bit of a “CHEER” for the store’s who generously provided gifts for this event. Thank you for all you do, for without creations our photographs would be mighty boring.

Store names and SLurls.

LDG: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Quargar/174/240/324

Fi’s Creations: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BeachFlowers/195/56/23

Stars!: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shimmering%20Sands/132/149/22

C.H.P: blog: http://cinderellahuntspenguins.blogspot.com/

Lantian Flox: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Schazm/100/50/500

Sky: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dolphin%20Cliff/84/106/29

The Hellish Diva: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/149563

Perch: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Born%20East/111/24/22

Designs by Sebastian: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shimmering%20Sands/208/191/23

G.O.C: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lazonby%20Pass/49/27/2003

Dulce Secrets: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angels/63/34/22

Lumiere: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Image%20dAlliez/60/40/22

2014 02 10 I Give a Heart

Hair: Clawtooth: Female Trouble Girl Next Door
Swimwear: G.O.C. heart swimsuit @ Give a Heart Event
Jewellery: Stars! Bloggers HUGS locket (gold) @ Give a Heart Event
Photo Pose – Calael Model Pose 8

11 comments on “Thank You for Giving a Heart

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  2. AndroKaress
    February 22, 2014

    Hear Hear…

    • purplebutterflylykin
      February 26, 2014

      Thanks Andro 🙂

  3. Juggy
    February 23, 2014

    Reblogged this on Juggy her Second Life experiences and commented:
    Reading this post, I just felt the need to reblog it. It indeed is so true, that without each other, the help we provide and need from each other, none of this all would be possible in SecondLife or in our blogs. In our own ways we all try to make SecondLife an enjoyable place to spend our time in. Of course, just as in real life, there always are a few who love to be ‘bad’ so to say, and try to take away some of our enjoyment for their own benefits, whatever they might be. I say ‘try’ because we all know they rarely succeed in taking away our fun, OK maybe for a short time, but we always bounce back and will never let a few of them spoil our life!

    SecondLife is a place where almost the whole world can come together and share same interests or creativity or things to do, but never forget that there can also be a generation or culture difference. This is not bad at all, it only needs patience and sometimes time to get comfortable with and get use to. The main issue is, to respect each other for whom we are, for where we are from, from what we believe in and maybe for what we can learn from each other. Norms, values and respect as we are used to deal with in real life, also should be used in SecondLife, maybe even more than in real life, because SecondLife may be a game, but behind each and every avatar is a real person!

    Every avatar uses their skills in a way that makes them feel good, and they hope that there are avatars who enjoy the fruits of their skills. Regardless if it is maintaining a blog, being a builder, being a scripter, being a performer……..the aim is either to develop your skills, to improve yourself with what you like to do and maybe even allow others to enjoy your ‘product’.

    Continue with what you do, and do it your way. Remember that there are always others who value what you do, as well as in SecondLife and in real life. Just be yourself and stay yourself *smiles*.

  4. spunknbrains
    February 23, 2014

    I’m giggling at your “spoiled elitist brat” reference… and yet it is true. Like you I have seen quite a bit of ranting in the blogs lately. Good advice and one I follow. I stop reading blogs that turn negative in nature.

    • purplebutterflylykin
      February 26, 2014

      Well you know me sis, why call a spade a spade (shovel), when you can say: an extended handled metalic instrument with a sharp edge, designed for moving excess environment about.

      I do think there is something in being blissfully unaware of the issues that plague others.

  5. Becky
    February 25, 2014

    Like most “J’s” (referring to Myers Briggs Type Indicators here), I can relate to how many people take great comfort in order and categorisation. For many of us with this leaning, life just makes more sense that way. The seas are much easier to navigate when things are black and white; the fog of greys are treacherous and to be shunned.

    At times, however, we can get a bit carried away, and slip into judgemental attitudes, desperately want to put people and their behaviour into boxes too. When that’s not enough certainty for us, we sometimes like to put ourselves out there as the undisputed arbiters of what’s right and wrong. We climb the mountaintops, grab that megaphone, and get to the hard work of shepherding the unruly flock.

    Blogging pontiffs are no different:

    “This is GOOD blogging practice!!!”… “That is BAD blogging practice!!!” Thou shalt credit everything you picture (but… I deem these exceptions to be ok!) Thou shalt never post a less than perfect picture!! (as defined my spectacularly objective taste and capabilities, of course). Why listen to me? Because I have been anointed by the all-knowing and all-powerful blogosphere to lay these commandants upon you, my sheep, and you shall heed my ordained pronouncements!

    Often, pontificators will always have a host of followers (in the truest sense of the word) that rely on them to instruct them as to how to behave. At the mere suggestion that the pontiff’s view may be any less than infallible, they fervently pounce on the non-believing heretics, lest the applecart be rocked!

    I’m all for writing out rules and getting people to play by them. At the same time however, if someone goes a different way, I don’t get all huffy and start ranting and raving because they won’t play my particular style of game. Life’s too short to spend it telling everyone else how to live. Just get on with yours and I’ll do the same, okay?

    Thanks for another thought-provoking post Purple. 🙂

    • purplebutterflylykin
      February 26, 2014

      Thanks Becky for your comments. Glad I was able to get the thoughts churning through the minds of a few people. Mind you, I did have an undeniable urge to raid my fruit bowl and seek the juicest of red apples.

      I’m in 100% agreeance that life is far to short.

      Maybe if more people realized how precious time is, less would waste it on petty little things? Hmmmm more food for thought on that one I think.

  6. Dremmy
    February 25, 2014

    Kudos, PB. Your blogs are always an amazing read.

    • purplebutterflylykin
      February 26, 2014

      Thanks Dremmy for your continued support of my blog. Hugs.

  7. ~xLiquidDreamsx
    February 26, 2014

    Thankies for the links for Give a Heart. I would have missed it.

    I must agree with you. I have enough rantiness locked in my head begging to get out. I do not need to be encouraged to unleash it. Perhaps it is easy to blur the lines between personal and professional blogging when you are used to living on your professional page. But I still agree it should not be done as a general rule. If I were reading a personal only type blog well then I’d not think it inappropriate. I might still stop following though. Given the above reason. If that was all a person has to contribute. But it would be another thought process all together.


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