by Marianna Monentes
When you come to a virtual world you have many choices with what to do with your time. For many, it is to work and create because RL limitations can make it difficult to do in RL, or they work RL and come in to relax and build inworld.
The hours I spend virtual, I like to make the very best of my time so that it is not wasted. I am always trying to learn new techniques every day to further my skills. It is very rewarding. I see lots come online and say, where are all the people, I am bored and they begin spinning their wheels, not developing their skills, they just sit idle and stew in their displeasure of being bored. They contact all their friends on their list and, complain about the grid as if the grid is at fault. Idle hands, idle time, too many negative thoughts lead to an empty virtual life.
There are many ways to stay active in a virtual world.
Tigerkitti Eberdene just started a great building school called The Learning Tree, where she holds weekly classes on Tuesdays at 1 PM GCG time.
You will also find many youtube videos on everything from designing raw terrain files to how to work with Blender, Photoshop, Gimp, Sketchup, etc
Take just one hour a day and learn something new, do this every day and soon you will have skills that keep you so busy creating and having fun that you will not be so focused on people to entertain you. You won’t have time to focus on negative stuff, because you will be to busy learning and creating. Expand your mind and see where your own imagination can take you!