Archive for the ‘Caledon blogs’ Tag

Discovering the Diversity of Second Life Blogs

As I’m building this blog, and finding additional links to add to my blogroll, I’m discovering that certain areas and subjects have strong followings all their own. Fashion is one of these, not surprisingly; and a separate page might be devoted to SLURLs of stores and boutiques in the future.

Another popular subject for SL blogs: the themed role-playing zones. All of SL is a form of role-playing, of course (though it rarely feels like it!); but the themed zones are something special. The oldtimers, as well as anyone who’s done their research, will know of some of the most popular out of hand: the Gorean sims (which I have little or no intention of exploring), the Elven hames (which I have explored, and will report on in the future!), and the Avilion cluster. What takes me by surprise is the set of blogs devoted to the Independent State of Caledon — that set of regions that recreate Victorian England and Europe, with a strong steampunk flavor attached. I’ve discovered two blogs on my own by searching through Technorati tags, and their own blogrolls do nothing but offer more.

I’ll probably end up devoting another page just to Caledon, since the concept appeals to me greatly. And this brings to mind a concept I’ve worked on with another subgroup of bloggers: creating an interconnected, themed blog directory. I have yet to discover — at least to date — a directory or sticker devoted to Second Life bloggers (aside from the Google Group for SL blog writers, and that’s a discussion forum). Yet another static page on this blog may become devoted to creating such a directory. Watch this space for more information.

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