Me hanging out with Hamlet Au of New World Notes, March 2007
For more than a year, I have had the pleasure of working with Hamlet Au of New World Notes to write a weekly "Event Picks" listing for the venerable Second Life news site. As Hamlet just announced today, I will be stepping down to make way for new events goddess, Ms. Charlanna Beresford!
It’s been a great experience covering the weekly happenings in the metaverse. I’ve met so many great people, learned about so many cool sub-cultures and locales in SL, and hopefully helped bring greater traffic to some worthy events over the course of the year.
Why am I stepping down? Mostly because of my ridiculous schedule. My work at Global Kids, helping run the swing dance website Yehoodi.com, dancing both hip-hop and lindy hop, and other commitments, have decreased the amount of time I have to compile, edit and collect images for my event picks. I’d rather step down while I still am maintaining a decent level of quality to my postings than wait till they start to suffer from my schedule overload. And I think it’s always a good idea to let new blood in to bring fresh energy to what was becoming somewhat routine for me.
I’m confident that Charlanna is going to do a bang-up job as the new event picker. She clearly has her heart in the right place — focusing on worthwhile happenings that deserve greater attention and attendance. I’m looking forward to checking out the events that she profiles every week!