This first part of 2010 has been sort of bittersweet. There have been so many changes.. some of them have been great – things are racing full speed ahead for and the new island Stuart has put together for the network. There has been a lot of growth in the podcasting community as new shows surface (Most recent welcome to The Dating Casino and DiVas). Some things are moving along rapidly.

But some other things, not so much..

Empty Land

Over time, the interests and priorities of people begin to shift. And by all means, I’m not saying that is a bad thing. It is what it is.. Corona Cay used to be something very different from what it is now, and for me anyway- it’s not always easy to let go of the past. We used to be SUCH an active community.. and very close. It seemed like there was always something going on, no matter when you happened to show up. Saturday nights were my favorite part of the week. Everyone would hang out at Destination Station, the hub of the island. We always had such a crowd. It was never scheduled.. it just happened- people would show up.

Saturday nights

And talk about some crazy times! You never knew what we’d end up doing, or whose house we would end up crashing, when they weren’t home. We had some seriously funny times, I remember so many times how I’d be sitting at my computer, laughing my head off over whatever was going on.

Invading Taylor's place

Most of the time we stayed on Corona Cay. But every now and then, we’d find someplace crazy and go on group outings.

Field Trip

Burgers and Beer

Man, I miss those days. Sometimes I get really bummed out over it- this group has been more than just friends to me- they are my family. And I miss the HELL out of them. A couple of them I still see and talk to on a regular (or even daily basis). As for some of the others (Keeme, Radar, Itazura) days can go by.. weeks, maybe longer. So the times that I DO get to see them are really special.

Sometimes, I’m torn. Corona Cay is fading.. the land is still here, but the community isn’t. So I have to ask myself- do I hang on? Or do I move on?

Half full

And let history repeat itself..

Podcast Island- Final Days

I’ve been doing a LOT of thinking, over the past several days. I’m not sure if this community will ever come back, to the extent that it used to be. It can be sad to think of it that way.. but on the other hand, sometimes its better to turn the page, and start the next chapter.

Like I said.. bittersweet. Sometimes change can be hard. But you never know what’s around that corner.


~ by Nika Dreamscape on February 18, 2010.

4 Responses to “Bittersweet”

  1. It is sad. I felt bad pulling out when I did, but I just don’t use SL enough to justify it right now. The group on CC was/is the best group of people in SL and just about anywhere else. As far as I’m concerned, you guys always will be my friends.

  2. Yeah, I think everybody is just too busy these days (I know I am). But, it is still the best bunch of people on the grid. I’m sticking it out – for now – things tend to go in cycles and it’d be a shame if I get more time for SL only to find I’ve no place to go.

  3. I’m bummed, but it really is becoming alot like podcaster island, and we do not have the same crowd that kept the Saturday’s so lively. I will miss that, but I the same time, I will always remember how great it felt to be part of a vibrant online community.

  4. plus, very well put, the way you have written and presented this, and the choice of photos (mostly of great times, I might add), really does show the bittersweet reality of Corona Cay today. Corona Cay is fading.. the land is still here, but the community isn’t. You have presented this in a very touching and poignant way. With a memory such as this, Corona Cay will never truely die, the spirit will live on. Long live Corona Cay.

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