New Snapshots Of The Old Linden Home Continents

Old Linden Homes land selection page

The old Linden Homes are still worth exploring as there is so much to discover across the continents. These old Linden Homes are still available on the land selection page if you wanted a home in Second Life while the Bellisseria continent is being built.

There are many beautiful areas to live across the old Linden Homes continents from parks, water areas, sandboxes, infohubs, themed areas, underwater areas and much more. Yes, there is alot of empty homes. The lab could make them cheaper or even free so folks can move into them.

It would be lovely if all the old Linden Home continents could merge together and put next to the Bellisseria continent. There would be plenty of choice in terms of themed homes, areas to visit, events and more. One super-massive Linden homes continent on the grid instead of it being spread out all over the place. There is space to do this with some adjustments. 

Just think of the all of the roadways, bridges, docks, water regions/oceans, airports, railways that could all be connected up. 

I hope Linden Lab don’t shut these old Linden Homes down next year or the year after. There are hundreds of nice regions which would deeply impact the overall total amount of main grid regions if it faced closure. The Second Life economy health is at risk here. 

There is huge opportunity here both new Linden Homes and old Linden Homes in the long term. 

Meadowbrook Infohub

Enjoy clean, simple living in one of these California Modern style homes.


Tahoe Infohub

Escape to one of several rustic cabin retreats. Perfect for camping or an outdoorsy getaway.


Elderglen Infohub

Venture forth and behold several fantasy-themed dwellings designed to bring out the adventurer in you.


Shareta Osumai Infohub

Surround yourself with peace, serenity and good fortune in one of several traditional Japanese-style homes.


Nice little areas around the old Linden Homes.

Underwater area at Hiwa

Kabu Bridge

Tahoe Eagle

Katsuo Dock

Poll: Should Linden Lab keep the old Linden homes on the grid ?

Linden Lab Launches New Second Life Blogger Network

On Thursday 26th September Linden Lab officially launches the brand new Second Life Blogger Network (SLBN) which aims to promote high-quality independent blog content to the Second Life community. This is a good way to be featured on the Second Life social media channels and the Second Life Community pages and soon on the official Second Life Viewer login page.

This is a new initiative run by Linden Lab which aims to promote content like “how-to tutorials, fashion makeovers and/or looks, community and event news and destination walk-throughs” along with much more.

This is a great opportunity to reach a wider audience if you run your own Second Life blog. This new program is free and non-exclusive. More traffic to your blog is always a good thing.

How is this going to work ?

The Second Life Blogger Network aims to drive traffic directly to your own blog via summaries of and links to curated posts selected from participating bloggers including the use of a brief text intro using the opening sentences of your post and usually one related image from the post. Readers will be directed to click through a link that directs them to your site to read the entire article or blog post.

Interested in participating ?

  1. Review the SLBN Terms & Conditions and Content Guidelines. This initiative does not aim to influence the editorial content of your independent blog, but we do have standards for the text and image content of those posts that we will promote. For example, images with nudity and/or copyright-violating content will not be considered for promotion.

  2. If you want to participate, fill out the submission form and consider adding the optional Second Life Blogger Network badge to your website. You can grab the badge and learn about guidelines for placement here.

  3. Once you have opted-in, you are eligible to participate! We will then watch your blog for consideration for potential inclusion in our curated Community News thread and social media channels.

  4. Linden Lab staffers will frequently review posts from participating bloggers. While not all of your new posts will be selected each day, we do aim to promote several entries during the week from the pool of participating bloggers.

  5. Want to opt-out and no longer participate? Simply let us know by selecting the opt-out notification on the submission form and we’ll stop monitoring your blog for our curated news thread.

What are your views on the new Second Life Blogger Network ?

Will you opt-in ?


Lab Gab Epsiode 3 With Kess Crystal

The big news from Epsiode 3 is that the launch of the new SL Blogger Network (SLBN) will either be announced later on today (26th September) or tomorrow on Friday 27th September on the official Second Life blog. Details will be released on the requirements needed to join SLBN along with terms and conditions. This will be one centralised place where everyone can find SL bloggers.

Kess Crystal talked about the history of the blogger network and ways they help bloggers connect with the Second Life community. Sounds very interesting indeed and this is a great opportunity for all bloggers to reach a wider audience.

> This will be a Opt-In

> Basically It’s going to be a feed, where bloggers can sign up and the lab will put your blog on a list. Hopefully there will be categories for the different types of blogs etc.

> The lab have said they will take the first couple of sentences of the blog post and the image. People can then click through to the full blog post. Content will be on Second Life social platforms. Phrase 1 starts this week.


Are you a Second Life blogger looking to expand your reach to a wider audience? You’ll want to consider joining the new Second Life Blogger Network (SLBN). This new initiative will promote high-quality independent blog content to the Second Life community.

Are you excited about the new Second Life Blogger Network ?

Return Of Last Names Now On The Second Life Roadmap (End of 2019/2020?)

On 24th September 2019 Linden Lab posted a tiny bit on the return of Last Names almost hidden away in the middle of the blog post. The latest new status is now “Stay tuned for updates on when to expect the return of Last Names“.

Here is the only section relating to Last Names..

More to come!
There’s more in the works, too! Stay tuned for updates on when to expect the return of Last Names, availability of a new mobile app beta, changes to Premium options, improvements to Events, Search, the Destination Guide, and much more.

It’s good the lab are still thinking about returning Last Names but giving no projected time estimations on when that will happen is just not good enough sadly. During the past year including the recent Second Life birthday celebrations the lab have been saying “it’s still being worked on” and there are still complications associated with this process.

It would be nice if the lab could let the Second Life community know in-depth on the progress it’s making. I’m guessing we may hear something before the end of 2019 or early 2020 at the latest. It could possibly be rolled out before then. Linden Lab should of never got rid of Last Names in the first place I think.

Don’t forget the lab promised this was going to happen last year at number 7 in the list via the fifteen reasons to celebrate Second Life 15th birthday blog post.

7. The return of Last Names – You’ve asked for it (a lot!), so we will provide a way to customize your last name in Second Life! More details will be available later this year.

I ran a poll earlier in the year back in April 2019 and here are the results..

The poll received 57 votes and 93% say YES they want to see Last Names return again.

Here is a new poll set up today below to see if the overall opinion has changed or no…

Poll: Should Last Names Return ?