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Archive for May, 2010

Number 12: Awesome Rock and Blues Club in Second Life

Last week I did notice there is a new building near my Mall. Because I even like to know my neighboors, and because I did notice many peoples on this neighboor parcel, I thought it would be a cool idea to say “Hello” there. I even do so if I notice new neighboors. However.. First I wasnt sure what I will find there. But when I arrived I did hear rock music and I was suprised! You know why? I love rock and alternative music! So now I was sure this must be a club and I was right.

So yea I went into the building and there was a party going on. The club is called “Number 12″. Peoples was friendly there and did greet me. It didnt took much time and I did feel very comfortable there. Not only because the friendly peoples, friendly communication there and the friendly atmosphere… I did also feel comfortable there because they did play music I like. They did hit my taste of music very good. Apart from rock and blues music they also did play very great old rock and oldie music. For sure they also did play some harder guitar music and thats what I like! I really did enjoy every single Song there and had much fun.

While I did dance with all the peoples there, I did meet the co-owner who is called “Do Negulesco” in Second Life. She also was very friendly. I asked her if I could write a blog article about this club because I like the club and I would like to tell peoples about this location. And yea she said this would be very cool. She also did offer me to tell me about the club history. I thought this would be pretty cool because this makes the article much more interesting. So this is why I will tell you something about the club history now.

They did start the first Club called “Number 12″ back in September 2007.
It was the same club like the new “Number 12″ today. IJsbrand McMillan (Owner) did start this project with his friends Glenn Umarov (DJ), Bloem Bekkers (Host) and Nella Ceawlin (Host). The club was small but anyway the location did enjoy to be in a vogue because they even played pretty great music. But other then today the did not hold events every day. But if they had events.. The club was well visited.
They did hold Events like the “Mister and Misses 12 elections” or Tattoo-Contests and many more. However “Do” told me that they had to close the old club because they didnt have enough time anymore then. Because of the popularity of the club it was sure that peoples was sad when they closed the first club back in August 2008.

IJsbrand and Do did work now for 18 month in other clubs then. But in this time they got the idea to re-open the “Number 12″ some day. When Glenn and Bloem did hear about this new plans, they was right away enthused. They said “Sure.. re-open the Club and we will be there!”. “IJs” did find land on the Lionheart Estate and then they started to work on the new club.
So the re-opening was on 7th May 2010 with many guests and old friends. And you can be sure they was pretty happy and did feel comfortable again because it was like “come back home”!

As you can see… the club “Number 12″  is reborn.
But today the new club will have a DJ and Events every day at 12 PM – 2 PM. But much more importend is that peoples will have fun again and for sure they will enjoy there time at “Number 12″ together. And im sure they even will come back!

So I would like that if you will visit the club too soon. If you want to do, here is the teleport location:
SURL: “Number 12″ Your Number One Rock Joint

Greetings Miyo Darcy


Second Life and how to find a needle in a haystack?!

Hi all. You maybe ask whats going on with this blog post right?

Today I did try to find the needle in a haystack.. no no.. I did try to find a special kind of fashion in Second Life.
I am bored and I thought its time to start another shopping tour. My mission was to find these special flower power, hippie and 60´s fashion for female avatars. You maybe know what I mean.. these special robes and alice bands which these females did wear at woodstock and so. Yes I talk about this crazy time in the past.

In my opinion this is powerful colorful fashion which I really like. So when I was in a Second Life music club today, we did listen some of these 60´s sounds and this is why I came to the idea to go shopping for such  a fashion.

So what about the needle? Did I find it?

No sadly no.. How I said.. it was like in a haystack. I didnt have succes. Try to find a shop in Second Life which is specialized to this kind of fashion. Its a pretty hard mission. I didnt have success so that I think this must be a pretty great niche in Second Life.

Do you have any suggestion where I need to search for this fashion? Every suggestion would be appreciated.

I hope I will find what I am looking for.

For today I give up.

Greetings


No Luck With My Advertise Activitys?

Since round about 20 days I am running several Ads inworld with AdBoards but also on big community websites with advertise banners.

I just cant notice any success on this activity right now so that I just can hope that it did produce at least some name recognition or brand awareness.

But I wouldnt say that I did gain any traffic or sales because of this kind of advertise activitys.

Let me tell you an example.

I did book an advertice sidebanner on SLuniverse.com with a medium rotation for 30 days and $3240L.
Since now my banner had 1820 impressions with just 7 clicks I did notice on the statistic website of this banner. So this is a Hits to Clicks conversion rate of 0,21%.

For sure we could now say that my banner isnt interesting? But I cant believe that this banner didnt work.. The banner is pretty good in my opinion.. Ok dont know how other peoples think.. But if you ask me i just think that banner advertise on website doesnt work to get peoples to your products. The only think I can imagine here that this maybe can create some brand awareness or name recognition. But this would be something which just the future can show me then.

My position is now that I dont book more of these banners.

I did also book banners on SLinfo.de and XstreetSL.com and I really cant notice a difference. The ratio was low there too so that I didnt notice any pros for my business. But if this is working for brand awareness.. well then the future will show. But I dont belive on this.

Ok what to write now?

I think there is nothing more to say.. Website advertise doesnt work well.. inworld advertise doenst work well too. So again I need to try out other strategies which arent that exorbitant expansive for my little Second Life business. At the moment I dont have other ideas.. in the past I did try out much stuff.. so now I need to chill out for a while and think about some other fun.

Greetings
Miyo Darcy


Feedback about Second Life Marketplace

If you open the Second Life or Marketplace Website now, you will be asked to take a survey. They say that this will help them to improve the site to better serve your needs.

You just have to answer some questions there.


Just downloaded the new Emerald Viewer

Just finished to download and install the Emerald_Viewer_1.23.5.1635.exe so I am up to date now. So all be sure you running the new version too  :)


Epic Fail With My Satellite Shops in SL?!

Epic Fail With My Satellite Shops in SL?!

Its just two weeks ago when I did write about the opening of two new satellite shops for my product line here:

Blog Entry: Opened a new Shop at Club Q-Poit
Blog Entry: Opened a new Shop at Pacha House Club

When I thought about opening the new Shop at Club Q-Poit I first had to ask the Club Owner a lot of questions. I even ask before I rent anywhere. I ask about how many Events there will be hold per week. What kind of peoples wil be there.. what kind of language to they speak and much more. It helps me to decide if I rent or not. However the Club Owner said there will be round about 3 Events per Week. Well because the Shop is not far away from the Dancefloor I though that this Location will be good to share my Landmarks and Notecards yea and maybe to get some sales.

In fact I had to discover now that this person just hold two or three Evend in two weeks. So this makes me angry. Not because I dont sell anything.. no just because of the fact that he gave me wrong details about the agreement. So why to hell peoples tell you that there will be so much Events if they even know this is a lie? Why? In my opinion this is nothing more then stealing. Oh for sure I will talk with this person.. oh oh for sure!
But at the moment he just dont log in so that I have to assume that this person place just some shops.. receives some tier L$´s from the tenants.. oh and then the job is well done.. made some money and you´ll never see them again. I usualy dont think that traffic is importend.. but today I noticed he has 23 Traffic on his club land.. which tells me there is nothin.. really no event and nothing. And this is why I am angry.

Lets go on with the Club Pacha. Here I need to say that there are Events hold 24/7. Oh sure you can see a lot of peoples there on the dancefloor. And my shop isnt far away from this dancefloor. But I have to learn for the future that much peoples on a dancefloor isnt meaning that this is good for a shop. Why? I am also not sure about this. If you ask me.. I guess they just place some dancing bots and some alts on the dancefloor.. oh and then lets rock the party.. which is meaning in my opinion that there arent much potential customers around. I dont want to asume this.. this is just my feeling.

So after two weeks renting two satellite shops I need to say it was a epic fail. I should invest such linden dollars in my main parcel with the mall. And fpr sure I think I will do so in the future.

Peoples who rent space just see the fast money but dont take care about the tenants.. This is my feeling. I think not all think so.. but many of them do.

So this is why I write a bit angry about it.

Greetings

Miyo Darcy


My neighboor placed a Planet!

Today I was in my Sandbox Skybox and then I did notice that my Parcel Neighboor placed a Planet!

How funny is this? I wish I would have some more Planets around my Sandbox Skybox. This is giving me the ultimate Star Wars feeling when I create some stuff in my Skybox. So neighboors..

Give me some more Planets please :D
I know this blog entry isnt that interesting for you all.. But for me it is.. and I was bored.


Come And Enjoy A Shopping Adventure in Second Life

Come And Enjoy A Shopping Adventure in Second Life

The -DD-Mall in Second Life invites you to a great shopping experience.

You can find a lot of useful products for your Second Life in our Mall.

You will find Skins and Shapes, Tatoos, Fashion, Accessorys, Club Gear and Club Equipment and many more things!

So please come and enjoy our Mall here: Teleport to the -DD- Mall


Translation Service for your Second Life Business (English to German)

Your Second Life business needs english to german translation?. I fill orders now for the multiplier 1,5L$ per word. I use following website tool to count the words:

Word Count Tool

Examples:

50 Words translated from english to german = 75L$
100 Words translated from english to german = 150L$
250 Words translated from english to german = 375L$
500 Words translated from english to german = 750L$
1000 Words translated from english to german = 1500L$
1500 Words translated from english to german =  2250L$
2000 Words translated from english to german = 3000L$

All based on the  multiplier 1,5L$ multiplied by the amount of words in your text.

I speak german fluently because I am german and it is my native language. So it would be a  human translation and no mashine translation!

So if you are interested, just contact Miyo Darcy inworld.

At least here are my references:

- Hermes  Real Solutions for virtual worlds (Hermes Robonaught) / Hermes One Mp3 Player and Radio Link

- Hermes  Real Solutions for virtual worlds (Hermes Robonaught) / Hermes Second Life Mp3 Burner

- Kube (Drew Kyrie) / x-Pose Glasses

Greetings

Miyo Darcy


Party at Pacha House Club in SL

Yesterday I did join another Club in Second Life. I id join the Party at Pacha House Club in Second Life.

There was a DJ who is also the manager there. He did play awesme house music and I did enjoy the party for over one hour until i had to go because real life was calling. But it was fun and you should check that place out too. Great music and nice peoples. The location was pretty delightful because the textured they used are very awesome. Look at the screenshot and see the dancefloor texture. Oh and all the palms.. you know i love plants in Second Life because my opinion is that they give a place a special atmosphere.. yea if they place palms i even have to think about california style and so. I get happy mood then. Yea really…

I talked to some peoples there and all seemed to be very friendly and communicative. I did see a lot of pretty avatars there with high quality skins and clothes. I like peoples who take pains to get such an awesome avatar style. I would say its looking cool then and you can see those peoples on the screenshots. Arent they beaty? I think so!
They said they do 24 hour sparty there but im not sure if this is true. However they make a lot of partys thats sure and you defenetly should check them out.


Peoples like to filch backlinks with there SL Blogs or they are lazy!

Yesterday I asked the “Second Life Club Review Blog” Owner if a backlink exchange would be a great idea? The answer was “Woow cool yes sure!”.

I did add this blog to my “Second Life related Blogs” Section and thought they would do so too.

Today I had to notice that they didnt add my blog to there lin section. However and nevermind for me because I can pass on peoples who just say “Yes and amen!” but dont do anythink.

I dont think that they did forget to do it because we did chat in IM Second Life yesterday and a link exchange takes just a minute. I did need just 1 minute to but there blog to mymlink list.

But because they didnt, I had to remove there link today too because I have to assume that they are just to lazy to put a link online or they just wanted to filch my backlink..

But im not stupid so go away with your “Second Life Club Review Blog” and be happy!

Greetings


I did open the next satelite shop in Second Life

So again I did expand and opened another satelite shop in Second Life. You can find the Crazy Accessory Shop here.

I think the location is pretty good because it is located near the dancefloor of the Pacha House Club. I did reduce the Heart Belly Piercing for Girls there so be sure to check that location out, :)


Changes to XStreet SL Image Support

Dear XStreetSL Merchants,
We’ve had to make a change, effective immediately, to what image hosting locations we can allow on Xstreet. If the images in your listings are all hosted on Linden-owned domains, this will not impact you.

You can read more of this news on the Second Life Blog


Best Tipjars you can get in Second Life

Best Tipjars you can get in Second Life

If we talk about the best Tipjars in Second Life, there is only one Name… Alicia Stella!

I offer some of her Tipjars in my Mall because I am affiliate of Alicia Stella Design and you really should check that out:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lionheart%20Pumbaa/131/63/35


New Hot Club Opening Soon In Second Life!

New Club Opening soon in Second Life

The new Club Q-Poit will open soon in Second Life. Club Daddy Fendrik Arado will open the club on May, 10pm SLT!

So be sure to arrive there because the party will be hot.

I talked with Fendrik Arado and he has a lot of future plans for this club. He is experienced club owner and did managed a lot of clubs in the past. So its sure that you can expect a very hot party there!

About the music.. when I talked to the owner he said that they will run differend partys with differend music to make the crowd happy.He likes the concept to be very open minded with music. The location in Lionheart Timon is pretty awesmome. He did place a lot of palms which give you the cool california feelin there.

I would suggest that you take a look at this Second Life club on May, 10pm SLT! Greetings!


Just opened a new satellite Shop in Second Life

I just opened a new satelite Shop at Club Q-Poit in Lionheart Timon. This is my first shop in addition to my -DD-Mall in Lionheart Pumbaa. So I did expand again in my Second Life and I am very happy!

The location is pretty good because the store is just a few meters away from the club which will open in some days. Anyway I did notice already some sales before. I offer Alexandre Skins, Shapes and Tatoos in this little shop. If you arrive there on the landing point, you will see the shop directly on the right side of the club.

There are still some shops and adboards available and I suggest to rent there fast because this location is a gold mine! Not only because the owner did advertice this place hard. NO also because he gave me great support. I was able to negotiate very good. Because the Club will open some days later I did negotiate that I get 3 free days rent until the club will open. Oh yea he did help me to adjust all my needs.. for example he asked me what textured I would like on the shop walls.. he did place one bigger store instead of two little stores and so. Its not often that I see such a good support. I am extremly happy with this person.

So let me check out the next weeks how it will run on this location. Im confident it will be great.


AdBoards available at -DD-Mall for 50L$ weekly!

AdBoards available at -DD-Mall for 50L$ weekly!

AdBoards at -DD-Mall in Second Life

The AdBoards are direclty near a slapt.me terminal, eldex terminal, midnight mania board, lucky chair.

So just check out our place and if you like, just rent a board and advertice your service in my Mall. Greetings.


-DD-Mall Advertisement on SLU now!

-DD-Mall Advertisement on SLU

Since I have very realistic Skins and Shapes for Second Life Avatars in my Mall and since I did place more and more great Fashion there, I did decide to advertice my business a bit harder.

On the left side you can see my new 160 px x 600 px Banner which is the one I use to advertice on the SLUniverse Forums now.

If you want to see the new Skins and Shapes or the new Fashion in my Mall, then just click the Banner on the left side or just teleport to this location here:

SURL to the -DD-Mall in Second Life

Im not sure if this kind of Advertisment will help my Second Life Business to grow. How ever I check that out right now.

I hope to get some new customers on this way. Banneradverticement is pretty new to my Business. I did try that out long time ago on a very popular german Second Life related Forum but there I didnt notice a great success.

Well but the SLUniverse Forums seems to be a big place for SL related topics and I did notice that there are many peoples online every hour.

I even like to give new ideas a try. And who knows? Maybe I get some new visitors to the Mall. Maybe I can spread out a Message on this way.

And if I notice some more sales, I will keep that Ad up in the future, I´m sure.

But how I said: First I need to try how much clicks I get on this way. Greetings.


Very good plants in cost-performance ratio!

I told you in my last blog post that I was looking for plants I can place in my Mall to get a beautification. Yea I wanted that shoppers feel good and relaxed when they arrive. So then I did need some good plants and I was looking on xstreet. I found some pretty good ones and they had a great price:
Good Second Life Plants in Cost-Performance Ratio

I mean 20L$ for such great plants is perfect or not?

However I did notice early enought that this person sells all her plants in a box for just 200L$ too:
20 Potted Plants / Planters

I did check out the potted plants in world:
:: KAZ :: Potted Plants / Planters

I was happy so far with these plants and did decide to buy the full box with 20 plants on xstreet and I didnt regret this decision.

So my suggestion goes to KAZ plants.. You should check them out if you want to get some more beautification for your Second Life place.


A lot of changes in my Mall

So yesterday I just wanted to make some changes in my Mall in Second Life.

The first idea was to build a third etage. But I didnt want to build in the high again. So i thought about the solution to build a cellar in the mall.

First it wasnt easy because the Second Life terraforming tools are horrible in my opinion. But then the estate owner told me about a tool which is way more effective.

But what did I place in the new room? Well i´ve got some new and great alexandre fashion skins and shapes. So I wanted to place them in my mall. I am alexandre affiliate and I am sure I will sell a lot of those skins because they are very realistic. And if i dont sell much.. however SL is fun and not only business. But SL keeps me creative and this is the main point why i like to spend time for it. But anyway let me please place the SURL to the skin and shapes:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lionheart%20Pumbaa/146/68/18

This is another view of the new mall space.. I like to work with blue windows and the idea was to see sim water on the ground. Im not sure if its ok to be proud about the own work.. but in this case I am. I had a lot of fun while redesign. When I finished the room, i still did need some friendly admosphere.. so i thought it would be great to buy some plants. I did place some of them in differend spots of the mall. Now I am happy!


New Tipjar for your Second Life Club

New Tipjar for your Second Life Club

Today I just finished my new TipJar Club Product. It is a heart on a wound stand and this is why i call it “Heart&Love Tip Jar”. I think this looks great and could actually match to a Second Life erotism Club.
However I think it is great for every club or business and I hope that peoples will like this kind of tipjar. But I think this one is really sweet!
So this could be a tipjar for you and your team with a easy configuration notecard. Let peoples donate you and your team!
I would like to tell you some details here:

Here is what you can change in the config notecard:

- ownerpercentage (How much should you take of each tip that your staff recive?)

- maxrangesensor (The distance until the tipjar will logout your staff)

- Text of the Tipjar (You can define the tipjar hover text)

- Text for the messages (You also can define those tipjar messages

- Textcolor (self-explanatory I guess)

How you can see.. You can change many settings on the notecard. Its easy!

More Details:

Prims = 3
Permissions = copy

So buy this one and let you or your team collect donations and tips. :)

Here you can get it on xstreet:

https://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&file=item&ItemID=2296207


Lionheart´s “Howdy Neighbor Day”

Lionheart´s “Howdy Neighbor Day”

Yesterday on Fri, April 30,the Lionheart Community hold there first “Howdy Neighbor Day”. Because I also own land on the Lionheart Sims, I was one of the guests who was present. First of all i was very very suprised that so much peoples came to this event. I´m arrived and I´ve seen that every second other peoples came in. We had a crowd of peoples already after some minutes. Lionheart itself said later about it: “The event was a blast!”. And I totally agree.



Most of the peoples came in accurate, some others came some minutes later. However there was a great participation and the event did start now. The atmosphere was great. The peoples started to talk and the place where we hold the event was just very stunning. I have to say that I quik did feel homely and as though I am under friends. In fact I didnt know most of them but how I said.. I did feel like I know them already. So it was easy to come into communication with the friendly peoples. So first all was unashamedly and we started to talk about just what we wanted to. Those topics to get to know of each other. We didnt have a general topic, because we just talked about everything. It was very interesting to meet all the neighbors.

The friendly community meet-up did take place on a very beautiful cottage. Apart from the cottage we did see a lot of nature there. All the grass and nature was just like the rest of the friendly and good atmosphere.

The Howdy Neighbor Day was a resident-suggested community event that was proposed with socializing in mind.
It gave us Lionheart Residents an opportunity to step off our land in pursuit to greet and meet our fellow neighbors. After talking about this and that, we´ve got some introductions and we also did share answers and questions. We did share our landmarks too. Later then we started a round trivia.
The event organizer started to ask us some questions about differend topics. For example there was some questions about the Lionheart Estate itself but also about Second Life. We had to answer these questions so that they was able to determine the top three winners of this trivia game. Im that happy because I´ve claimed the first position and the first price. First of all I thought I wouldn´t have any chance because my native language is german. However I´ve won but not only me. We had three winners and this round of trivia was much fun. I could tell you the names of the event organizer and trivia winners but I didnt do now because I´m not sure if they would give me the permission to tell the names here. And I already write the article hereso it is anyway to late to ask them. However I just have to say again it was much fun with all the neighbors on the event. It was a pleasure to be there and for sure it is a pleasure to be a part of this community. This makes me happy!

At least after the trivia round some peoples went to bed but some wanted to stay. We still talked some minutes and then I also had to go because I was tired then. But this day was great and they already said we retry another event soon again.

What a successful day!

So if you want to know more about the Lionheart Estate and Community, just check that website out:

http://www.lionheartsl.com

Greetings


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