SL’s Secret Sauce and the Holy Grail

I’ve been trying for several weeks to revive my quest for Second Life’s Secret Sauce.

A couple of days ago I was commenting on a post by Inara Prey and I saw a comment by Gwenneth Llewelyn, “It’s impossible to capture in a single sentence or a paragraph what makes SL so compelling — to some.” It was a comment I was ready to hear or needed to hear because after the SL9B Celebration I feel there is so much more that needs to be said. In a sense, this feels like a quest for the Holy Grail.

SL9B was an event I feel highlighted my basic theme, ‘When Second Life is at its best there are infinite possibilities.’

When you look at the energy and sense of purpose that blossomed from that one event, I think a huge number of peeps would acknowledge that SL9B was one of those times when Second Life was at its best, and that something wonderful happened. Regardless of those who felt left out, the lessons learned from this event  could change SL permanently and for the better. But this post isn’t about SL9B.

This post is about my quest for the “Secret Sauce” and I’m sorry to say that it is a quest too consuming for me to complete, at least at this time.

Being Yordie Sands

Let’s pretend this is me in my Second Life adventurer hat.
Let’s pretend that this was me on my quest for
Second Life’s Secret Sauce.

Somewhere along the line in my life in the real world I came to believe that those who can’t complete projects they start are caught in some kind of mental trap. And to be objective, I am caught in a trap. I’m stuck on the track.

So, I’m going to relieve my mind of this for now. I’m “officially” abandoning my quest for the Secret Sauce and for the Hidden Toxins too. I suspect I’ll return to this quest some day, maybe when I can see more deeply into the nature of Second Life. For now, I’m going to take my comfort in Gwenneth’s comment.

Knowing myself, knowing me being me, I’m sure I will return to this some day.


About Yordie

I'm an avatar in Second Life where I star as the heroine of a virtual fantasy life. In the real world, I'm writing my debut sci-fi novel.
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4 Responses to SL’s Secret Sauce and the Holy Grail


    What makes Lord of the Rings Online so compelling?
    What makes being a real estate developer so compelling?
    What makes Cloud Party so compelling?
    What makes being married to your spouse so compelling?
    What makes World of Warcraft so compelling?
    What makes softball with your kids so compelling?
    What makes Second Life so compelling?

    Whatever your Reality of choice is, online or off, describe what makes it so compelling in a SINGLE SENTENCE.

    Commas & semicolons: Yes
    Periods: Only one.


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