The child within

Anyone who bothers to know me as a person knows that on a daily basis I fight with obstacles that throw themselves like a bus in front of me. Some days my “fight” feels so encompassing that I really could give up.

I’m tired of fake views, fake likes, fake news.

I’m tired of fake friends, fake smiles, fake fake fake.

In today’s society where everyone is defined by their social media’s there is a generation of people rising that no longer see what’s around them, no longer enjoy what’s around them. It’s only what is found at your finger tips that is becoming important. The affirmation that you seek via social media the likes, the comments etc.

The comments that reinforce your belief that as a person you are acceptable, you are liked. You are important.

Stop, have a conversation. Get to know someone. Jack who lives 1000 miles away may “like” your status or your photo. But “Jack” is not any more significant if you compare “Jack” to “Doris” you sister, your friend, your aunt, your cousin. Affirmation begins at home, so make sure that you look at those children and those close to you and make them feel that they are special, important and worthwhile.

Be the child again and remember what’s really important.

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Dreamsleigh gacha from Raindale at the Liaison Collaborative

Hooded fleece outfit from Zooby

Zooby child avatar Jacky from Zooby

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

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YOU TUBE de monetization and change of criteria

So I woke up yesterday like all other you tubers to receive the email notifications that with immediate effect many You Tube channels not already in the partner programme would have to meet the set criteria but also those many of us already in the partner programme have till 20th February to meet the criteria. So basically work harder!!

Now seriously. Many of us have worked hard to get to the levels we are at  now. So the carrot that was dangled got pulled further away but it still dangles. What the hell is that about? The few awful You Tubers who ruined it for the masses. Those You Tubers who have earned a packet of their earnings from You Tube and abused the privileges they had. Surely the repercussions need to hit the badly behaved not the try hards?

So I wont go into the whole criteria as you can go read that yourself here . But the basics are simply you need to have minimum 1k subscribers and 4k hours of views. Now let me make that clear not 4k of views, but 4k of hours of views. Not easy at all as small You Tubers.

So yes I have had a rant, but then after 7 years of dedication to my channel and making sure what I upload is always respectful to the community and also creative because I spend time on each video etc, I think I deserve to be able to have a rant. I am under 1k subscribers and just short of the watch time hours.

What I am going to do to help support all the other channels like myself who need the subscribers to get that 1k is to subscribe to their channels. So if you have a channel and are at less than 1k and I haven’t as yet subscribed to you, please comment below and I will make sure I do. Make sure you also consider the other commenters and extend the same to them. Oh yeah and me if you want to. I thought I would throw that in there because I am in the same bracket.

Many will comment that you should do this for the fun of it. However why should anyone add value to a multi million dollar platform and spend time on their content to not be treated in the same manner as the larger You Tubers? I have spent 7 years on my channel and I spent money on software and equipment to improve my channel . I know many who have done the same. So comments on here or youtube under the video and I will subscribe……

My rant here

Harriet in Japan

Nothing to say today as it’s a Harriet Parker video. Suffice to say anyone receive their emails from You Tube today? What a load of twaddle!

So the answer to that is put something in you tube that’s salacious etc and you will achieve that threshold. Sheeesh!

I’ll think of something ….. 😂

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London fog outfit by I.M. Collection at the Designer Showcase<<<<< ess falls hair from Magika<<<<< rley bento head from CATWA<<<<< hape for the  Kimberley head LizBitz<<<<< shape for the Catya head LizBitz<<<<< esh body Maitreya<<<<< ty dark skin Lara Hurley<<<<< n location at Little Yoshiwara

Within these four walls

So I’m on the bus now. A little while ago I was sat at home in front of my television drinking my tea and putting my face on to get ready for work.

The news was on and on my screen came the story about the couple from California keeping 13 of their children shackled in their home. Absolutely shocking.

But what’s more shocking might I add is that despite 13 young people basically missing no one noticed or reported something was amiss. No one!!

That bit puzzles me because you can’t just hide a family of 13 just like that with absolutely no one noticing ? Clearly it seems you can.

We don’t know yet the logic of their actions (clearly there is none) but what they are thinking. Were they both mentally ill, drug addicted, drunk or just plain evil.

Whatever the reasons behind it, I think personally I struggle with the fact that people never think to raise alarm warnings when a family of 13 . Thirteen!! Young people are no longer being seen. Are people that consumed with their own lives they just go about their days without thought?

Baffling.

So no flowery blog today because this news item has just really bothered me as a human.

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SIA outfit from ***GIULIADESIGN*** at the Designer Showcase

Boutique Annette necklace and bracelet from Moondance Boutique

Blessed eyes from A R T E at the Cosmopolitan Event

Cubic Backdrop [CYAN] backdrop from [STUD INC.]

Backdrop city pose EVIE

Naomi hair from eenVOGUE

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Facebook, Snapchat, Deep web and Coffee

Little things over coffee today. Since recording this my how to block problem has been solved. Ish!!

Seems you just come via another route and can ask the question “Why did you block me?”

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Gizem hair from Mina

Naanaa outfit  from L R D

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Shot on location at  La Vie

Balance

I woke up a little while ago and was about to leap up in a panic, jump in the shower and dash out of my front door.

Then I realised it’s Sunday and I actually haven’t got work today.

Work has become so all consuming that it’s stealing my weekends because it’s in my thoughts.

Anyone else have this?

So I’m laying here thinking that the balance in work and home life is tipping the wrong way at the moment.

I’ve touched on this before in previous blogs about how much of our lives we spend doing that activity called working.

It seems way too much. So I’m calling for a new work life balance. 3.5 days per week work and 3.5 days per week home life.

That balances don’t you think?

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Velvet Mini from 1 hundred at the Designer Showcase

Tropical eyeshadow from A R T E

Natural lip balm from A R T E at the Chapter 4

{moss&mink} Pod Lounger

Charlotte Hair from Analog Dog

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Shot on location at Backdrop City

The dinosaur adventure

Well it’s the first of Isabella’s adventures. I fought against lag and crashes but finished it. It’s not perfect but it’s a start. Now for the dinosaur adventure…..

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Sweat pants and hoodie from Zooby

Zooby child avatar Jacky from Zooby

Irenka  hair from Truth

Shot on location at Prehistorica