Daily Archives: December 31, 2013

My SL blog 2013 in WordPress crunchy numbers


This is the last post of 2013 that I’ll be publishing. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys have prepared my 2013 annual report and here are the final results. Wooooot!!!

Crunchy numbers for 2013

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 351 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,781 posts. There were 784 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 129 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was October 26th with710 views. The most popular post that day was Peter Gray from Linden Lab responds to Kylie Sabra about TOS changes .

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views in 2013.

How did they find you?

The top referring sites in 2013 were:

  1. twitter.com
  2. facebook.com
  3. plus.google.com
  4. plurk.com
  5. wordpress.com

Where did they come from?

That’s 171 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. The United Kingdom & Germany were not far behind.

Who were they?

These were your 5 most active commenters:

2011 & 2012 annual reports

Wow and thanks so much to everyone that has viewed my blog this year. More great things to come in 2014. Happy New Year 2014! 🙂

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Much loved SL friends we lost in 2013


In 2013 the SL community lost many well known friends and the grid again lost great talent. They will never be forgotten and the good memories will be with us forever. It’s so sad hearing about well known SL avatars passings during the year and my condolences goes to the family/friends affected.

Tributes go to the following…

Rest in peace. We will miss you! 

If you know of any others that passed away in Second Life during 2013, please comment below and lets remember.

SL events to look forward to during 2014


There is just hours before 2014 officially starts around the world and it’s time to look ahead to the big events happening in Second Life during 2014. Here is the updated list of events with confirmed dates for next year.

Second Life 11th Birthday

  • Second Life will be 11 years old on June 23rd 2014

The Drax Files Radio Hour 2014

  • Launches on 10th January 2014

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2014

  • The conference is being held on 9th-12th April 2014
  • More details can be found here

2nd annual OpenSim Conference 2014

Relay for Life of Second Life 2014

  • RFL Kick-Off Celebration starts on 8th March 2014
  • Fashion For Life starts on 8th-17th March 2014
  • Paint SL Purple starts on 4th-10th April 2014
  • 7th annual Home & Garden Expo starts on 15th-27th May 2014
  • Relay Weekend starts on 19th-20th July 2014
  • More special events can be found here

Bay City 6th Anniversary 2014

  • Bay City community in Second Life will reach it’s 6th anniversary in mid-May 2014 (19th or 20th)
  • Other Bay City events include: Mole Day, Hot Bay City Nights, Tree Lighting, Fashion Week and more!

One Billion Rising 2014

  • 2nd annual event in Second Life expected to take place on 14th February 2014

SL Blogger Conference 2014

  • The SL Blogger conference will be held on 7th to 9th February 2014
  • Apply Here

5th anniversary of 1920s Berlin 2014

  • Due to take place in mid-late May 2014

BURN2 2014

  • Due to take place in mid-late October 2014

4th anniversary of Emphatic Eccentricia 2014

  • 5th-11th January 2014

Skin Fair 2014

  • The Skin Fair will take place on 14th to 30th March 2014

Second Life Hunts 2014

I wish everyone a Happy New Year 2014 and please share what SL events you are looking forward to during 2014 in comments. Thanks! 🙂

SL Blogger Conference 2014 Application


A new SL Blogger Conference is being planned currently it seems for 2014 to discuss everything about Second Life Blogging which sounds very interesting indeed. The SL Blogger conference will be held on 7th to 9th February 2014.

This is a great chance to share SL blogging experiences with others on the grid and learn more about blogging in general. If you are interested in being a speaker then check out the Google Docs page to apply.