I started this blog a couple of months after joining Second Life (SL) in February 2007. I’d actually intended for Grid Expectations to be an ongoing documentation of my friendships, virtual travels, and experiences in SL. I’ve since discovered, however, that one of the biggest pleasures of virtual life is playing with my avatar as if she were my Barbie doll, and this is reflected in the way this blog is dominated by posts about SL fashion.
SL has been a fascinating ride thus far. I’ve met some pretty amazing people, made new friends, explored the complexities and issues peculiar to online relationships, discovered my inner fashionista, seen some truly innovative things, and marveled at the astounding possibilities SL presents. The best part of it all? Having been exposed to different ways of thinking and perceiving things.
It’s a great reminder that we truly are limited only by what we can imagine.
I’ve also recently begun exploring a new virtual reality called Blue Mars. Blue Mars is still in Beta, but what is in there so far is gorgeous and I’m excited to see how it will evolve. I’ll be posting about Blue Mars on this blog as I explore and learn more about that world, too.
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