I’m Shynee Jewell, a fairly recent resident of Second Life. When I first began exploring Second Life, I kept discovering handy tips, shortcuts and advice from other SecondLifers, so I started to keep a little digital notebook of them… but then I realised how silly it was to keep all that useful info to myself. So I am using this blog as a reference, and hope others might find it useful, too. In addition to tips for newbies (and not-so-new-bies, too!), I am also blogging to keep track of all the places, people and things I discover while exploring this virtual world. I hope you find something useful, interesting or fun while you’re here.
I always wanted to be a food critic, so reviewing things and identifying the ingredients of what makes something successful (or not!) is in my nature. So I’ve decided to rate and review all the places, shops & things to do – as I was already doing so in my little offline notebook, anyway. Every review is on a scale of 1-10, and when I have the time, I’ll be sure to include a breakdown of the features so it’s a more detailed rating.
I am a self-confessed Second Life shopping addict, and I have dozens of avatars and outfits that attest to that fact. So don’t be surprised if you don’t recognise me when you see me! If you want to say hello in-world, you can find me at Back to Mine every Friday, where I’m spinning tunes from 10am – 12noon SLT. It’s a lovely club, so be sure to drop by sometime. I also stream my sets (under my real life DJ name, Miko) on Purple Radio, so you can also hear them in real life if you’re so inclined.
I keep all my SL snaps on Flickr, so have a browse if you’re curious. While you’re there, be sure to check out some of my favourite SL Flickr clusters & groups:
- Second Life Art
- Second Life Favorites 20+
- Second Life Retouched
- Most interesting photos on Flickr tagged “Second Life”
- Second Life clusters
Browsing through Flickr is a great way to discover new places to visit, and also to pick up some shopping tip-offs. A big shout out to all the Flickrites who put details of what they’re wearing in the photo description. We like that :0)
You can also check my Blogroll/Links for more Second Life web fun.