iRez’ head cheerleader Yordie Sands has been “running silent, running deep” for a couple of weeks now as she moves house and home to a new city and, no doubt, to a new life as well. Just today we got a radar ping from her, apparently she came up to periscope depth, and there’ve been sightings of her periscope panning around the virtual surface waters.
All of which makes today a pretty good day to begin a new series, Meet the Authors. The name pretty much says it, it’s a little chance to meet some of the authors here at iRez. Someone like Yordie has her footprints all over the iRez “sands,” and perhaps writing an intro is superfulus. Then again, our stats say that only 1/4 of our visitors are returning, the rest are new visitors coming from mostly search & referrals. So, if Y-O-U are new to iRez, Welcome! And if you don’t know Yordie, prepare to meet one of the best peeps in virtual space.
It’s impossible to say too much about the impact Yordie has on this salon of ours. Her posts are original and compelling, but she also makes the time to write more comments on other posts than anyone. She’s truly curious about other authors ideas and always supportive of their work. Obviously life in 2012 is pretty crazy-busy for us all, and both here at iRez and across the grid there are many “drive by” authors, peeps who manage to carve out a little time to post about something interesting, or curious, or exciting, or annoying, but then don’t quite find the time to push their carefully crafted ideas out from the virtual printing press into the marketplace of ideas, out into the new town squares of Facebook, Twitter, G+ etc. Yordie not only always makes the extra minutes to do this for herself, but she also pushes all her co-authors work out into the light of town square too. I haven’t met a more generous person in cyberspace.
Yordie’s virtual world of choice is Second Life, and as part of our “Gimme Six” challenge, she’s offered us a fantastic tour of a half dozen of her favorite places that we too can visit, without getting killed! kk, you might be risking a broken heart at one or two, but no actual avatar death! 😀
Yordie Sands’ “Gimme Six”
• Role Play in Time – Hosoi Ichiba
• A World of Nature & Beauty – Calas Galadhon
• A New Englander at Heart
• A Bluesy Kinda Luv
• Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!
• Somewhere Beyond the Sea
and an update:
• Hosoi Ichiba’s New Beginning
Yordie Sands also dares to talk about something so many peeps are curious about, but sometimes too shy to ask or write about: Virtual Romance!
Yordie Sands on Virtual Romance
Ever fearless, Yordie’s also dived into the topic of Identity:
Yordie Sands on Identity
Or, hahaha – now she tells us – instead of a million links, maybe I should just give you the link to the full Yordie Sands archive here on iRez:
• Author / Yordie Sands
It should come as no surprise that you’ll also find her at points beyond iRez, most notably at the long running (4 years!) blog Being Yordie Sands, as well as the usual social net suspects.
Yordie Sands Online
• Being Yordie Sands
• Twitter / Yordie Sands
• Facebook / Yordie Sands
• Google+ / Yordie Sands
• Disqus / Yordie Sands
• Flickr / Yordie Sands
• Second Life / Yordie Sands
• Tumblr / Empire Avenue / Yordie Sands
• SL Profiles.com / Yordie Sands
• StumbleUpon / Yordie Sands
Thanks for being such an amazing part of our adventure here at The Virtual Identity Salon Yordie. It wouldn’t be half the place it is without you! 😀