Filed under business in SL

Why We Keep Going Back to SL

Despite the troubles and frustrations of Second Life, there are some of us (raises hand) who just can’t seem to walk away. Here are a few not-remotely-scientific reasons that Second Life has such a hold on us, like the scumbag boyfriend we just can’t seem to get away from. Our Friends are There Step into … Continue reading

Work Around

Work Around (by RayCharles Linden)* (Original tune: “Mess Around”, Ray Charles) Aw you can talk about the new Marketplace Where the descriptions don’t match the face ahh, Work Around We doin’ the Work Around Do the Work Around Ev’rybody do the Work Around Nobody was rezzed, you can bet your soul Waitin’ for the restarts … Continue reading

What LL Has Taught Me About Business

My shop, Clover’s Kitchen, has existed in SL about 3 years and change (minus a break between December 2009 and March 2010). Between its start in 2008 and now, I’ve gotten better at building and scripting, technology’s gotten better, sculpted prims have become amazing, and people’s needs have grown and changed. And so it only … Continue reading

Ure gonna love this one.

So the other day, Clover got a quick “Greetings!” IM and a notecard. I really don’t know how to make PLEASE IM ME FIRST bigger or more capital in her profile, but anyway, here comes a notecard with a marketplace invitation. It has been my experience that branch shops tend to cost more than they … Continue reading

Monthly Shop Chores (Done!)

Whenever the calendar flips over I make sure I get all my shop chores (mostly) done and this month was no exception. Anyone who ever says that a SL business isn’t work is either a damn liar or so clueless they don’t know how much money they’ve lost yet. Admittedly it’s not as much nor … Continue reading

Right. It’s “later” now.

Me before opening the Happy Ass: I miss having a pub to go to! I like Irish Music and sipping a virtual pint at the end of the day. I can build and decorate real good. I’ve come into some disposable Ls. WHY THE HELL NOT? Me now: Oh yeah, THAT’S why. I’m working RL … Continue reading

Grid-wide Hunts, Revisited

Back in 2009 I wrote an article on business in SL, and near the end of it I said that Grid-wide hunts are a waste of time and not useful to your business at all. Well, times change, experiences change, and my position on that has changed somewhat. I no longer think that hunts are … Continue reading

The New Pub WITH a Name!

So, big news, big news. Yesterday I was asking you folks on Twitter for ideas for a name for a new Irish pub. Some were funny (like O’RLYs), some I liked but didn’t love (Gan Ainm–meaning both “no name” and “anonymous”, or SLáinte), some were so brilliant they were taken already (the Blarney Stone). But … Continue reading

Will Mesh Destroy Prims? (No.)

Don’t know if you heard yet or not, but the Lab has made an official statement that Mesh will be in SL by the end of August this year. Loki Eliot gives an excellent explanation in his blog about just what Mesh is and what it can do. In short, it can open up a … Continue reading