I was a Second Life resident from October 2006 to November 2012. For a considerable part of that time, I spent almost all my waking hours in SL. In this blog, I used to describe my adventures and provide some practical advice for other SL residents.
After leaving Second Life, I took most of my entries on this blog offline, leaving only those that tell the story of my addiction to and departure from SL.
The first four parts of the “SLunkie Factor” series were written in the summer of 2009 and generated a lot of interest at the time. After four years, I added a fifth installment in 2013. As you will see when you read the whole story, my insight and assessment regarding my experiences have changed considerably during that time.
Nevertheless, I decided to leave all the earlier installments as they were, except for a few minor edits. After all, this change in my outlook is part of my story, too. Just know that the conclusion I reach at the end of Part IV is not the end of it, so be sure to read Part V too.
This hasn’t been a regular blog for years now, and I have no plans to revive it, except maybe adding little snippets when the occasion arises. Still, my story will stay online as I hope it may be of use to some people.