Mixed and Matched

Friday, October 24, 2008 Friday, October 24, 2008

Readers will know I love to try new things, and I had an idea to include guest posts from other bloggers on secondeffects.com. I approached blogger extraordinary Vint Falken with this notion and we began talking about it, and before long we came up with the crazy-ass idea of doing Random guest posts! Yes, that's right – we want to recruit willing and able SL bloggers to submit themselves to our first annual Mix and Match Blog Carnival. 

Here's how it works. You'll enter the contest specifying a topic and your blog information. On the designated day, Vint and I will randomly mix and match all the entries and come up with your blog assignment. In other words, we'll notify you that you must write a post on this topic on that blog. And it must be good, of course. We want all the entries to be published on the same day; it will make for some very interesting reading.

Oh, you want specifics?

How do I enter the event? Simply add a comment to this post (or the corresponding post on Vint's blog) containing your avatar name, your blog name, your blog URL, the SL-related blog topic and an email address that actually works (very important).

When does this take place? Entries will be accepted until close of day 31 October 2008. Random selections will take place on November 1st, and the writing assignments will be posted both here and on Vint's blog. You have until November 9th to send your post to your assigned blog owner for them to post on your behalf. All event postings should occur simultaneously on November 12th.

What do I need to do? After entering the event, simply wait for your assignment to appear on our blogs. Then, carefully write an excellent post, as you can be certain it will be read by thousands. Well, hundreds. Probably. Package it up and send it to the assigned blog author by email containing the post's text, at least one appropriate picture, your name and link to your blog in case the poster doesn't know who you are. And don't forget a title for your post!

What happens next?  Check your inbox for an incoming post. You should be expecting one for your blog based on the mix and match selections. If you don't get one, you might consider bugging the person assigned to your blog. When you receive their post, prepare a post for your blog that contains the text and image(s), the name of the author who wrote it, link to their blog, name of the topic suggestor, link to the suggestor's blog. Publish it on November 12th.

Is there anything else I should do? You might want to include a link to the blog where your own post appears and a link to the blog that suggested your topic, if you feel anyone would benefit by reading it. You can also put in a brief explanation for your own readers who may be baffled by the strange material suddenly appearing on your normally well-behaved blog.

If that isn't totally clear, try reading Vint's instructions, which are far better than mine.

And so begins the first annual SL Blog Mix'nMatch Event!


Peter Stindberg said...


Peter Stindberg
Second Stindberg
Topic: SL as a tool for personal improvement

Seikatsu Koba said...

Here is something I have been meaning to write about, and would like to see someone else's point of view on it should this topic get selected:

Seikatsu Koba
Chronicles of a Second Life
Topic: SL Nudity
e-mail: s-koba@hotmail.com

radar said...

radar masukami
reading radar
topic: community in SL

Joan Kremer said...

What a terrifically fun idea!!

Joan Kremer
Writers in the (virtual) Sky
Topic: Biggest life lessson (first or second life) learned in SL
email: joankremer@gmail.com

ArminasX said...

I am entering the event, of course.
Blog: secondeffects.com
Blogger: ArminasX Saiman
Subject: The Economics of Freebies
Email: arminasx@gmail.com

Quaintly Tuqiri said...

Name: Quaintly Tuqiri
Blog name: Quirky Quaintly
Blog URL: quirkyquaintly.com
Topic: Can SL and RL truly be kept separate from each other?
Email: q u a i n t l y [period] q [located at] g m a i l [period] c o m
(you guys do realise that posting email addresses on the Net is asking for bots to harvest them and a great way to invite loads of spam?)

Joonie Jatho said...

Your blog’s name & location: Joonie's Journey http://jooniessljourney.blogspot.com/

Your name: Joonie Jatho

A title and subject for a (Second Life related) blogpost: Alts in Second LIfe - necessary evil, fun diversion, or an easy way to be dishonest?

A valid email address: joonie220@yahoo.com

Tymmerie Thorne said...

First a prayer:
Dear Gawd, Please do not let me get a topic about which I know absolutely nothing like "The Impact of Open Sim on the SL Economy." Thank you. Amen.

Now then,
Tymmerie Thorne
Girl Wonder Speaks...About SL
Topic: Toilets in SL: Yes? Or no? Discuss

Noelyci said...

Noelyci Ingmann
Creator vs Consumer

chestnut rau said...

Chestnut Rau
Second Life of My Dreams
Topic: What groups can't you live without and why

Teagan Blackthorne said...

Teagan Blackthorne (maybe w/ Laynie Link)
SL Fashion Avengers
Topic: A history of the birth and emergence of prim hair into Second Life as a thriving business and culture.
e-mail: teaganblackthorne@yahoo.com

Stuart Warf said...

Stuart Warf
The Insane Life of Stuart Warf
Topic: The future of business in Second Life
email: dudeflame@gmail.com

Nightflower said...

I'd love to play, but I'll leave it up to you. I used to have a happnin' blog, but had to nuke it, and have just opened my new one. its a bit, ummmmm, lean? Anyway, no hard feelings if you cant use me :)

Nightflower Blossoming
Topic: How SL has helped or hurt your RL

bonemosten said...

Bone Mosten
Topic: "Sounds Like SL"
email: bone.mosten[at]gmail[dot]com

bonemosten said...

should add that my blog is called "Boned".

Avatrian said...

Great idea! Count me in...

Blog: www.avatrian.com/blogs
Blogger: Chenin Anabuki
Subject: 10 Things I Hate About You (SL)
Email: dennis@avatrian.com

Luna Jubilee said...

*waves* I'm here ... I'm adding my girlie pink two cents.

Luna Jubilee
My SLife on the D List
Topic: To voice or not to voice, that is the question!

Eliza Wrigglesworth said...

I hope I'm not too late!

Eliza Wrigglesworth

Free Finds For Men


Topic: The lack of encouragement for new male residents to stay in Second Life. Marketing and resources.


Katt Linden said...

Katt Linden
Second Life
Topic: The deep psychological meaning of what your avatar wears, from custom skin, to attachments, hair, AO and gear -- their impact on your RL identity, and how you selected that look. How important are these things to your identity in SL? Bonus: do you maintain very different avatar looks for different elements of your SL?
katt [at] Lindenlab [dot] com

-- AND --

Torley Linden
Second Life
Topic: Top Ten most important things for a newbie to know in order to enjoy SL?
torley [at] Lindenlab [dot] com

Young Geoffrion said...

Young Geoffrion
topic: Second Life Theatre
e-mail: younggeoffrion@gmail.com

Uccello Poultry said...

Avatar Name: Uccello Poultry
Blog: The Poultry Report
URL: http://poultryreport.blogspot.com/
Topic: My life and explorations in the virtual world.

I also blog about freebies, tips for n00bies, shopping, and more for the Lucky Kitty Crew at http://luckykittycrew.blogspot.com/

Emerald Wynn said...

Emerald Wynn

Emerald's Eyes: Fun, Fashion Freaks and Faux Pas in SL


Topic: A day in your SL life. Must include slight mockery and at least one "Quit it," which is something someone is doing to annoy the hell out of you.

E-mail: emeraldwynn3@gmail.com


Emerald Wynn said...

Actually scratch my entry if it's not too late.

Thanks. :)

Harper Beresford said...

Harper Beresford
Harper's Bizarre
Topic: How to write a good profile (or why I don't care that you don't bite... hard)

Skinkie said...

If I'm not too late....

Skinkie Winkler
Topic: The do's and don't of hosting a treasure hunt in Second Life.
skinkie [dot] winkler [at] googlemail [dot] com

Rik Panganiban said...

I'm late, I suck.

avatar name: rik riel
your blog name: click heard round the world
your blog URL: http://rikomatic.com the SL-related blog topic: non-profits / philanthropy
email address: rikomatic@yahoo.com

vintish said...

Rick & Skinkie, this is ok:

The final closing of the subscriptions for the 1st SL Bloggers Mix’n Match is moved to Sunday 2nd of November 1AM SLT

So you're on time! ;)

BardHaven said...

Sure, count me in....

Zealot Benmergui
The News from BardHaven

Topic: SL and RL - Separated at Birth or Art Imitating Life?


Kate Amdahl said...

Rats, I was away over the weekend: missed it! It'll be fun to see the results, though. :)

^^^\ Kate /^^^

Torley said...

Oh looking forward to having fun with this!

ArminasX said...

Kate, we have a few latecomers that want to participate. If you are still interested... please post a comment with your entry here ASAP!

clover said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



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