Sunday was an ordinary day. However, I discovered that I have more readers of my blog than I ever imagined; not a large number but people I have never met before have told me that they read my blog. This has caused me to feel a sense of responsibility, but also a concern in that what I write is often personal. That concern sort of sounds silly because Yordie Sands is not a real person but merely an avatar. The things that Yordie Sands says are nothing more than a commentary of the comings and goings of almost fictional characters in an artificial world, right?
A couple years ago, I wrote a weekly journal for a major media company’s Internet website. I wrote for a year, it was factual and opinion and it had international exposure. I marvelled at the email I got from literally all over the world, including places like the U.K. and Australia, but also places like Russia and Peru and even Afghanistan, well, a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. I never got a single email from France though. NTL, I like writing in this freewheeling style but I don’t have an editor to guide me and help cleanup my excesses, and that probably shows. And I whip these journal entries out in less than an hour each day, and that probably shows too.
Anyway, I think Broni and Kurt had a nice date. And there is trouble at the Pier and some friends there are unhappy. Oh, and WT is having a nice vacation in Arizona. He went horseback riding then ate bar-b-que in a little western style town. Aynnie and I had a long chat which led to a political discussion which horrified both of us. And I went dancing at Not Too Hot, and Aynnie & Hart showed up and that was fun. And I went to the Junkyard and danced with Ribeye, and carried on with some of the regulars. I didn’t see Sheridan at all today and need to see what she has been up to. And I hadn’t had a good chat with Kerry for awhile, so we chatted, and it turns out that she is also a reader of this journal. Late in the evening I chatted with Eleanor; I learned that she is from the Phillipines. Oh, and I took a lovely photo of New Key West using a panoramic setting with my camera.
I’m still smarting from the crashing debacle of Expedition #6 on Saturday. I am determined to resume the explorations with more energy in the coming week. I’ve spent some time looking at the online map and am realizing the how much territory there is yet to explore on just the first continent. I’m also starting to wonder if SL will consume me completely if I don’t limit my projects. I am starting to believe that a person can become addicted to and consumed by Second Life.