Monday, January 2, 2012

2014 1stHELP: About this blog. Mission, goals, themes

About this blog. Mission, goals, themes
Updated 9/26/2015
Objectives, main themes, invited articles, blogroll: The goal of this blog is to show people what they need to know to get the best out of virtual worlds and to suggest lines of creative thinking on how to exploit the potential of virtual worlds.  
If you know where you are going,
you can figure out how to get there.

Concretizing the objective
  • provide basic instruction needed to start using  Second Life
  • provide instruction needed to start using important new features in Second Life
  • report on the developing infrastructure of virtual worlds to suggest the fan of future possibilities
  • report on lines of creative collaboration that seem to be emerging
  • suggest lines of potential creative collaboration that I expect to emerge
  • Report on ways to monetize inworld creativity with revenue from the physical world
Change log
Both Mission and Contents are now listed as live links at the top of each post
Permalinks and content updates.    A number of the posts on this blog are of lasting interest.  Some of the content has to be updated but I can edit the posts and keep the content up-to-date (without changing the link).  That is what I have been doing.
Posts that have recently been updated will have a title prefix of the year of the most recent update.   The date of the update will appear near the top of the post.  
Search bar and Translation bar have been added to the right-hand column.
  • Search terms in bold (keep the caps and colon)
  • Art: Three-D builds and digital paintings   ART: 
  • Art videos and videos of art  ART: VIDEO:
  • Business  BIZ:
  • Comedy and comedy videos  COMEDY:  VIDEO:
  • Education   EDU:
  • Events: Continuing events in virtual worlds
  • Helpful articles for beginners and others:  HELP: 
  • Hobbies  HOBBIES:
  • How to use your head:  TKR:
  • Music  MUSIC:
  • Music videos  MUSIC:  VIDEO:
  • Performing arts STAGE:
  • Promote your project in virtual worlds  PROMO:
  • Sights in virtual worlds.  SEE:
  • Social media/remote collaboration.  STECH:
  • Videos in general  VIDEO:
  • Writing in virtual worlds  WRITE: 
Invited articles and press releases
I am looking for Invited articles and news releases that fit these themes.  If you have a report or release that you want me to consider, you can contact me as Selby Evans in Linkedin or Google+ .   In Second Life, the best way to contact me is to send Thinkerer Melville a notecard inworld.   Be sure to include relevant slurls and web links.   
You can also make a comment on this blog.  In that case, your post should carry the news you want to release.  I may not pick up the information. at least not immediately.  In some cases, I may not post on it but will list it in the Events page (see above in the header menu). But if I see something that calls for follow-up, I will get back to it when I have a place on my publishing schedule.  
Please note that I am primarily interested in actionable content--content that some readers could use in things they are doing or planning.   That also means I need it at least a week in advance.  
Publishing schedule
Usually there will be 6 posts a week with one day skipped in midweek.
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See my Blogroll
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  • If you don't see it, scroll down
  • Other blogs about virtual worlds
  • The top 25 most recent posts
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