Sunday, March 27, 2011

Achariya.net says goodbye

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Click through to Flickr to see who helped usher out my blog.


Dear Second Life,

I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed blogging fashion. It's been an honor, and I had the most fun when I could write with other people.

I'm going to be focusing on real life writing for a while. I'm still going to be playing this game, but I'm just redefining what I play it for.

I'll leave you with a bit of advice from an old SL-blogging warhorse who's managed to blog almost every single day since I began in 2007: If you want to be a good fashion blogger, forget about metrics as a measure of success. Do it for your own satisfaction and for the love of what you do, or don't do it at all.

With respect,

Achariya Maktoum


So long, farewell...
Me and my trusty old horse photo sphere are riding off into the sunset.


Random pointless statistics:

***Total number of posts: 1,722 posts
***Final follower count: 124 followers (thank you!)
***All-time number of page views: 113,587 (from blogger's analytics)
***Most page views in a month: July of 2010, 17,500
***First post: August 8, 2007
***Last post: March 27, 2011, this one.
***Number of states that I've blogged in: Georgia, Ohio, San Francisco, San Antonio, Florida, New York… Probably more.
***Age of my child at the beginning of this blog: 2
***Age of my child at the ending of this blog: 6
***Other SL blogs that I've written for: Rezzables, It's Only Fashion, SL Free*Style
***Number of events that I've blogged: …Uh… No, can't count.
***Number of other people who have been in my blog: 106 posts are tagged "Not Me", but there are more.
***Number of other writers for my blog: Uh. Six or seven other people can post to Achariya.net.
***Amount of procrastination i've gotten from this blog: One dissertation's worth at least
***Amount of satisfaction i've gotten from this blog: Priceless.

29 comments:

Melissa said...

This makes me sad and happy at the same time. Sad to see you go, but happy you are able to focus on something that will enrich your life in other ways.

I know this isn't really goodbye though, I'm certain I will see you poking your head in elsewhere... <3

Anonymous said...

You'll be missed!

Gabby Panacek said...

I will so miss your posts! You have been an inspiration to me with your styling and commentary...always so fresh, interesting, and smart! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your world. <3

Chic Aeon said...

All the best sweetie. We have enjoyed your adventures as much as you have enjoyed sharing them.

Strawberry Singh said...

What Gabby said. ^^ You will be missed! ily long time. <3

Snowhawk Przhevalsky said...

I'm going to miss your posts, but I'm glad to have been able to read them. :)

Best of luck in the future!

Ezerbet Nitschke said...

I'll miss your posts. I hope the future holds nothing but good things for you. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sad to see you go. But good luck on your chosen path :-)

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ezura said...

Thank you for the yesterdays, thank you for the special touch you put in all that you do. We will missed reading one of the best SL blog!Again, thank you so much, Miss Acha and best wishes on all of your future endeavors!^^ <3 <3 <3

Newdoll Nikolaidis said...

Best of luck with everything you do Acha, you have always been an inspiration and a guiding light in the sl blogging community, I have always been in awe of your dedication and determination.

<3 Newdoll

Achariya Rezak said...

You are all very kind to me. I've loved you all too. STAY AWESOME.

Anita61 Anatine said...

I've always enjoyed your blog and I'm going to miss it. I wish you all the best for your new adventure and as a RL librarian hope to be able to add your book to our collection one day!

Achariya Rezak said...

Thank you. It won't be for a book, it'll be music writing for a music blog. ;) Maybe you'll see me around the internets!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...yours was the first fashion weblog I found and the one I loved and love the most. No one celebrates the cultures like you do. And you are in your own wonderful league with styling that is so beautifully creative. With each entry, I can feel your love for imagination and celebrating diversity. I wish you much happiness in all worlds and selfishly share that you, your voice and perspectives and art will be sorely sorely missed!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being an inspiration Acha. You set the bar. When Mourna and I began with Strange Pixels, you were the one we emulated. Thank you for so many wonderful posts. All the very best for you. Happy Trails. *hugs <3<3

Cajsa Lilliehook said...

Thanks for your thousands of posts and the inspiring creative vision you have given us all. For that and many more reasons, you are getting a Fabbie! http://itsonlyfashionblog.com/2011/03/28/and-the-fabbie-goes-to-achariya/

Please grab a graphic of the Fabbie if you would like to add it to your post from here http://itsonlyfashionblog.com/fabbies/

Serene Fairey said...

What can I say?
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ugh. Please don't be a stranger.

zalawonder said...

Thank you for being such a good blogger for a long time. I will miss your blog. Wish you the best.

mermet said...

Thanks for all your inspiring fashion blogs, now be the one who 'writes the songs' !

Achariya Rezak said...

*hugs* to you all. You've inspired me too, all of you, and I feel grateful that my blog got to be part of your SL.

Alyx Sands said...

Shit-that's what I get for having a real-life meltdown. I completely missed all this. I will miss this blog. It's the only one I read regularly (just not those last few months, dammit!)All the best, Acha! *hugs*
*sorry, just have to for for a cry now*

Anonymous said...

Wow it will be strange with no daily Achariya awesomeness to read. Hope everything works out for you. :-)

Would totally read a music blog of yours if you decide to go that route!

Creamy Cooljoke said...

Aww Ach, I'm sorry to see your awesome blog is ending

It's always good to end on a high, there comes a time when you just need a change. I wonder what you'll do next? You aren't one to melt into the background <3


Much love from one old warhorse blogger to another.

Anonymous said...

Awwe, I just found your blog today via Faery Sola's post about you. mn to bad I hadn't found you sooner, hehe, well here is wishing you all the best in anything you tackle, you can kick up that stalker (Follower) number by one more, just in the hopes you ever use the space again heh.

~Zankisha

Elizabeth said...

You will be missed. Wishing you all the best in your new journey.

Elle said...

You will be missed. Wishing you all the best in your new journey.

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Nissa Nightfire said...

well... while I was off riding roller coasters, you up and left :( Please know how very much you'll be missed. I can't tell you how much you have always inspired... not only your fashion sense, your photography, your writing ... but your beautiful character. Best wishes, and so much love... 'til we meet again~