I had been interested in sending a story to CNN ever since Wheemzel (owner of Isle of Weems) told me that CNN were looking for people in Second Life to become I-reporters (big thank you to Wheemzel for telling me, go and visit her and her husband BengalTiger’s glorious Island, it’s well worth it! (see previous post on Christmas at Isle of Weems). I finally put a story on to the CNN site the other day, after I had had my exciting meeting with the Mafia mob, also as outlined in a previous post. I had missed the last couple of CNN meetings ‘in world’ and managed to get there for the first time last night. I asked my best mate Headburro if he was interested in attending (see his brilliant blogging at www.headburroantfarm.wordpress.com) and he came along as well (its thanks to him that I’m writing anything at all, because he encouraged me, and told me what fun it was writing a blog in the first place). Headburro also brought his pal Marisa along, Marisa is also a great writer, she writes articles for Headburro’s travel guides and these excellent guides are priceless for people who want to explore the second life world properly.
The meeting was extremely interesting, it was run by Nicole and Tyson from CNN, who ran us through all the stories which had been posted over the last two weeks. They also allowed everyone to have a debate at the end of the slideshow about what would make newsworthy stories and how these are connected to real life stories. ‘Never miss an opportunity’, that’s what I say, and that’s what happened half way through the meeting when an av appeared waving a banner advertising his own particular type of politics, well mate you got your picture on my blog, well done!! So come on Headburro and Marisa, I can’t wait to read your stories on CNN.