A New Milestone: Two Thousand Blogposts!

I reached another milestone today! According to my WordPress statistics, this is my 2,000th blogpost.

So, you might ask, what is my most popular (i.e. most visited) blogpost on the RyanSchultz.com blog? Well, I remain seriously amused that my all-time most popular blogpost of all time is one that is the top Google search result when you search on “vrchat adult” (which, apparently, quite a lot of people do):

  1. UPDATED! The Dirty Little Secret of VRChat: Hidden Adult Content (with a whopping 47,653 views as of today; that link is quite safe for work, by the way)

The remainder of my Top Ten are:

2. UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: Free and Inexpensive Mesh Heads and Bodies for Female Second Life Avatars (20,745 views)

3. Meet the Man Who Has Lost 200 Pounds Playing Beat Saber in VR (this is one of my posts that actually got picked up by Google News; 10,681 views)

4. UPDATED: NOW AVAILABLE! More Details on the Upcoming Ability to Change Your User Name in Second Life (10,347 views)

5. UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: Free and Inexpensive Mesh Heads and Bodies for Male Second Life Avatars (6,922 views)

6. UPDATED! Oasis: A Brief Introduction to a New, Adults-Only Social VR Platform (link is safe for work; 6,877 views)

7. UPDATED! Linden Lab Announces a Mix of Good News and Bad News for Second Life Users (6,723 views)

8. Comprehensive List of Social VR Platforms and Virtual Worlds (6,463 views)

9. UPDATED! RyanSchultz.com Reader Poll: What Social VR/Virtual World Do You Spend the Most Time In? (5,586 views)

10. 3DX Chat: A Brief Introduction (and the Biggest Problem with Most Adult Virtual Worlds) (link is safe for work; 5,496 views)

Of the Top Ten, four are about Second Life, still far and away the most popular part of my blog. People seem to appreciate my coverage of steals, deals, and freebies in Second Life, and I will be continuing to write about what is (still) the most popular and economically successful virtual world to date, still going strong at 17 years old!

Sex seems to be a popular topic. Another three of my Top Ten blogposts (#1, #6, and #10) are about adult content in virtual worlds other than Second Life; I can only assume that they keep showing up in people’s Google search results when they are looking for virtual worlds where they can watch (or have) sex. I suspect that there has been increased interest in this topic due to the coronavirus pandemic, as people look for socially distanced alternatives to real-world encounters. (Of course, as I have written in post #10 above, most platforms still can’t hold a candle to Second Life, which has entrenched front runner status in that particular market niche.)

However, as I have stated before:

But no, I still don’t plan to cover adult/sex-based platforms in the same way I write about other niche and more general-purpose social VR platforms and virtual worlds. Despite my very rare past forays into that market on this blog, I will be leaving that field to somebody else to cover. Not my circus, not my monkeys.

Nevertheless, this is a significant milestone for the three-year-old RyanSchultz.com blog, and one I didn’t expect to reach quite so soon. Break out the champagne! And let’s drink a toast to the next 2,000 blogposts!

Photo by Becky Fantham on Unsplash

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Free Bakes on Mesh Skin from MILA

Now that The Genus Project has finally won the DMCA case filed against it, and reopened their store, the free group gift of the Strong Face head is once again available from the group notices of the GenusProject group (the group is free to join). This is a stunningly beautiful head, with all the bells and whistles of the full-price product, and if you haven’t picked one up yet to play with, now’s your time!

The head does come with a starter skin applier in three skin tones, but if you are looking for some more skin to use with that head, MILA is currently giving away two Bakes on Mesh skin tones of their Aggie skin, which is intended for Genus and LeLutka mesh heads:

So, I decided to visit their store (here’s the exact SLURL to their group gift wall; you will need to right-click on it and select Show Map, and follow the red arrow from the central spawn point). To pick up this free gift, you must first join the Mila Poses group, which is free to join.

Here is what the darker Aggie skin tone looks like on the free Strong Face head from The Genus Project:

This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head: Strong Face gift Bento mesh head from The Genus Project (free group gift)

Hair: Aria by D!va Hair. Join the D!va store group for free and you can pick up this lovely Aria hairstyle from the panel right behind the front counter, which comes in a full fatpack of colours, plus a styling HUD.

Mesh Body, Nails, Rings, and Shoes: the Kalhene Ariadna mesh body, version 2.4. which I picked up for free at the time. Please note the Ariadna body is no longer available, but the L$1,695 Anya mesh body by Kalhene (which is frequently updated, and simply gets better and better with each new update!) is the successor to the original Ariadna freebie mesh body. Anya is available to buy at the Kalhene store, and is fully Maitreya Lara compatible; please see this blogpost for further information. I am mightily impressed with this body, and it is a great bargain!

Dress: the Lyna dress is a free group gift from Seniha (the group is free to join).

TOTAL COST FOR THIS AVATAR LOOK: FREE! (L$1,695 if you have to buy the Anya mesh body).

Happy freebie shopping!