When I started as a new Resident, I explored Second Life but I didn't know what I was here for. Yet, I enjoyed what I was seeing and was visually stimulated by all of the user content. One of my favorite places was Creative Fantasy — this was my place to get lost in. Visually interesting, each build a scene of its own and each an inspiration for a photo, outfit or décor. This brought about my need to make things. I felt I had to put something — anything! — down on the grid and so I played with prims. Eventually, it wasn't enough. I found stores I needed to share with others. This need to create and share motivates us.
When shopping, styling, and blogging, I envision a complete look. Most of the time I do not do location shots, as they can be problematic. But I do have a scene or event in mind. Other bloggers and photographers will tell you the same thing. They put together an outfit and off they go looking for a location to shoot it in. This gets posted to photo sharing sites, added to groups, shared on social networks, blogged and then someone else sees it.