Friday, June 3, 2011

Why Should I Be MDM's Next Top Blogger?

"So, why should I be MDM's Next Top Blogger?" 
I sit at the small, over-cluttered work space on which my laptop resides. I contemplate my words, and think about all of the possible outcomes... From a room in the distance, I hear my cousin shout out to me "Kryssy! Czy z mleka skondensowanego? Nie mogę go znaleźć w spiżarni!"  (Kryssy! Have we run out of condensed milk? I can't find any in the pantry!) Oh no, a catastrophe. We're out of condensed milk. That means, no cheesecake for dessert. "Oczywiście, droga Stefania, jesteśmy. Lepiej idź do sklepu i kupię. Nie powinno byćwystarczająco dużo pieniędzy w misce na ladzie. Miłej zabawy!"  (Clearly, dear Stefania, we are. You had better go down to the shop and buy some. There should be enough money in the bowl on the counter. Have fun!) 
As Stefania leaves the house, I think some more about this post. I then think about my assignment. "No, blogging takes priority", I think to myself.

Why should I be MDM's Next Top Blogger? 
Well, I think I have earned it. I have made it this far, and I am still going strong, but that doesn't fulfil the requirements of the question, now does it? 
Originally, I signed up for this competition to write for this blog. I love this blog, I read it every day! I could think of no greater privilege than to write for such a successful blog with over 1000 followers!
But now that the end of the competition is within my grasp, I am starting to question my motifs. Am I really here for the honour of a position on this blog? Or am I here for the title? The money? The possibility of becoming "elite" or "famous" on Stardoll. Becoming well known, possibly even get an achievement. I have always wondered how it would feel to see my own face (or MeDolls face) on the cover of a prestigious magazine. 
(My amazing photoshopping skiiiiiilzzzz :P)

Now that I'm thinking about it, do I really want fame? Many rich singers and performers in the world are always going on about how "you can have all the money in the world and have nothing to do with it". There are stardollar prizes, and I could always do with a bit of extra cash, but is that what I want? There is an extension of my membership. That would be handy, I only have about 50 or so days left before I need to extend. But is that what I want?

I think it would be fair to say that I should be MDM's Next Top Blogger because I have a very good handle on the English language, I will post frequently, I have immaculately punctuated posts, so they'll be easy to understand, I will post about relevant things, but they all fade into insignificance when I think about why I really should be here.

I should be MDM's Next Top Blogger because from the beginning all I have wanted is to write for Memoires Of A MeDoll, and until my wish is granted, I always will. I will never give up on this blog, and that's a promise.

If you disagree, that's your choice, but how can you say no to Puss in Boots?

Hopefully, until next time *crosses fingers*


Monday, May 30, 2011

Why Should I Be MDM's Next Top Blogger?

A question I had to dig deep into myself to find an answer to. Am I doing this competition for the money, or the title? It is, after all, the reason most of us decide to enter into a modeling competition or anything similar of the sort- for the prizes. I guess one could call it shallow, but we sometimes delude ourselves into thinking that we are saints of some sort- I've decided, personally, that St. Sierra wouldn't ring so well for me. I guess, only being human, I did join MDM's Next Top Blogger for a bit of both.

However, I remember filling out my application singlemindedly that I wanted to work at this blog. As most of you know, MDM was a dormant blog for some while before Noelle decided to come back. I was always inspired and completely fascinated by Noelle and Isabella's writing- how they connected with their audiences to feel like they are talking right at you, how they make you laugh and cry at their jokes and misfortunes and downfalls- because a good writer knows how to write. But a great writer knows how to make your emotions flow. It wasn't actually until Colton (yes, the very same Colton who was on this competition) told me one day- "Hey, check MDM, looks like you're my competition for MDM's Next Top Blogger." Colton, if you're reading, you may not remember this, but it is simply one of those special days that stick out of my mind like those sharp dog collars that pitbulls and dobermans always seem to wear (my neighbor's dog has one, the dog is completely terrifying).Good writing can change somebody's life, for better or worse.

An infuential magazine like Eternity changes peoples' lives! I want to be able to do the same with my writing someday.

I could label my reaction in several well characterized words, but I guess I will tell everybody the whole story of what I did- so you can choose your reaction. After I read his comment, meaning to type a response to his guestbook comment (I completely forgot to, oh well) I went to MDM to check it out. If you could run- ahem, sprint- to a website, surely I made the gold medal dash just then. I read the post, oh maybe about 5 or 50 times, and my jaw dropped. I think I made another gold medal dash- this time around my house, freaking out- thank God I'm pretty sure I was alone at home when that occured, how embarassing, right?

I like to think of writing as my "call." I seem to gravitate towards any writing opportunity like a gigantic magnet. Truly, I would like to find a career in writing. One of my dreams is to attend Brown. For those of you whom don't know what that is, its one of the best universities in my country, the United States, and it is famously known for it's rigorous standards in both academics and writing.
I've learned so much from this competition and I am sincerely sad to see that it is coming to a close, but truly it has been one of the most memorable and positive experiences I have experienced so far in my life. I honestly wouldn't have traded anything to have missed this chance- it was one of a kind. Thank you Memoires of A MeDoll, for teaching me, guiding me, and giving me a chance.

Eternally grateful,

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Humble Abode...

But to be quite honest, I don't care about any of it! I love reality for what it is, and I love my home within it. Stardoll is no different. It is a world with imperfections, but it is a home for so many people. It's a home that I have learned to love and accept, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Underneath Stardoll, I see...  many things, to say the least.

Stardoll is a second home to me, and I am probably not the first to admit that, but it is also an eye-opener.

Stardoll isn't as fancy-schmancy as people perceive it to be. It's not a perfect world, and it really reflects society. There is corruption in society, just as there is in stardoll, i.e. scammers and hackers. Famewhores are a huge part of Stardollian life, just as they are in real life. Think about it! We by those cheesy magazines just to know what shoes Paris Hilton is wearing, and what Lindsey Lohan has done now... Does that sound familiar...?

There are laws in reality, just as there are "laws" in Dollywood... Well, codes of conduct, but really, they're the same thing. People break those laws, by doing things the head honcho's don't agree with. And people are punished, via termination of their accounts.

People lie, cheat and scam, creating the world we misconceive as perfect, and I don't know how many people have realised this. 

Underneath stardoll, I see my home. A place I feel comfortable in... My humble abode...


Monday, April 25, 2011

A Family, A Future, A Reason.

Today, I've been presented to a new challenge. A new thought. I wondered how I would do this. So I started writing from my heart.
Finding an Answer.

Underneath Stardoll, I was able to find....

A Family, A Future, and A Reason. 
Friends and Family that help you stay strong.

Underneath Stardoll? You mean the blog that has helped me these 3 Stardoll years?  
It is like a virtual Stardoll handbook that you can't put down. Irresistible and informative. The blog is a trend starter, it is infected by fashion and passion. (Of Coarse I mean that in a good way) When I read the blog I feel like all their readers and I are a family. They have taught and informed us millions of secrets and tips of Stardoll.
Underneath has brought the fashionistas of our soul out, and has nurtured our inner style.
             Underneath is one of the biggest Stardoll blogs.  It teaches us so much on how hard work and passion helps you get to the top. At one point or a another Underneath Stardoll has helped us and nurtured us for the Stardoll world. Underneath inspired me to start a blog and learn to manage. Starting with just three girls and still keeping up is amazing. I especially love their new project the voice, where everyone gets a chance to speak and raise a voice. The blog gets better day by day, it inspires us day by day, and it rewards us day by day. These girls have taught us to work hard and stay strong. Everyday readers latch on and grasp every word they write into their blog. They have sashayed their way to the top and have left foot prints for us to follow, foot prints of pride and strength that will remain as a legacy. 

Just some words on a blog have taught me how to live on Stardoll.  Forever they are stained in my heart. Role-models that are more than that. They have turned a simple news blog into much more, they have turned it into a lifestyle. 

They have left these words to stain in the hearts of 5526 Followers (As of Now)  Their followers are their USD Family that raises and nurtures each other and supports with every bit of their heart. 

Those 5526+ People All have been able to find....

A Family. A Future. A Reason.

Til We Meet again, 

I have finally finished this post. In the beginning
thinking I could never start. Well, I have spoken my heart and shut my mouth. 
Criticize Freely. :)



The Eye of the Beholder

Underneath Stardoll, I was able to find the eye of the beholder...

I started on Stardoll from nothing to something...

I have adored Superstars suite, clothes, shoes, bags, make ups and the fame of their name.

I belong to the tiny population of dolls who wasn't permitted to use her parents' credit card for online activities. Until great friends supported me and I had my own.

"It's a crime act of a white thief", my mother would always utter.

WHITE THIEF? Mother said, "It's like white lie. You were given a consent to get something you desire as a debt."

It was my habit to go visit the Underneath Stardoll website to see what's for non-superstars like me. I got dresses, shoes, bags and guess what? I have even gained friends in Underneath Stardoll.

It has shown me what I don't perceive when I'm in my suite waiting for the pot of gold like a leprechaun.

With the littlest money I get from voting other dolls, I have elicited the true beauty of starting from scratch with Underneath Stardoll.

They have effortlessly unleashed the true beauty of Stardoll for the dolls like me who have envied the fame of elites.

It has become my diary.
It stood for me as my guru.
It has been one of my confidants.

They have become my eyes, when I was too blinded by the superstars' closet and beaming suite.

For naive girls like me, Underneath Stardoll has become...

The palettes of every make up brush stroke...

The threads of every haute couture...

The stage of every catwalk

And the life of every once-a-little-dreamer of becoming a Stardoll.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

..A place to call home.

Last time we all talked about why Stardoll was an endless plague, pulling us back in each time we were ready to escape. I, myself, contemplated why this was. I took some time out and re-read every post from last week, and I guess we all agreed that other than the "lure" of Superstar we had no idea why we couldn't escape. For this I feel I must mention, and commend Colton for being so brave to push himself away entirely. God knows I don't have the strength, neither do many. But finally, I understood

Underneath Stardoll, I was able to find..

A place I can call my home. A large collection of rooms where I may express my feelings and creativity. A closet where I may temporarily satisfy my insatiable desire for shopping. A treasure trove of people with hearts of gold. A chance to feel like I am exploring the world even though I'm only at home. After all, no matter how composed we are, we always sometimes feel like models slipping on runways, unable to fit in, or be ourselves, or be anything but somebody else.

I then re-read the challenge. In the challenge, I found these words my true lead to uncovering the shrouded mystery of what Stardoll truly means to me. I tend to give this site little credit, often calling it vapid and shallow. However, the words "we were able to reach thousands of young souls all over the world and bring them things otherwise unattainable" truly made me realize how much I've grown to care for this site and "taking it on a deeper level, I contemplated" that I understand that "underneath, Stardoll," when the haze is clear and we can see through, is a site where people really learn to accept and understand each other, all the while enjoying themselves and doing the things they like.

Whether it is chatting with my friends about their lives in Ireland, Greece, or just in the next city over, I gain an insight, a worldly experience, I must say, about how different and how similar girls across the world are. Many people I know look at foreigners, or any different kind of person, with disdain. I feel bad for them. They don't know what they're missing.

When I'm shopping and able to buy the designer "virtual versions", I feel like I am sitting front row at Fashion Week. When LE comes out, I feel like I recieved an invite to a flash sale or a designer trunk show.

When I finish my suite's rooms, I always heave a sigh and get thousands of ideas for what I may like to do if I have my own house someday, or what I would do with my own room. I feel creative, I feel expressed, and I feel like I will have a say in what I do someday, because Stardoll is giving me the power to make my own decisions.

And, when I publish a post, like this one, I gain experience. One of my biggest ambitions in life is to write a book. Everytime a post is finished, I feel like I wrote a mini-book. It gives me little senses of accomplishment, and teaches me so much. I would have never started a blog, or started doing posts like this without the influence of Stardoll.

So, thank you, Stardoll, for everything. Although I can't agree with everything you do and won't retract my previous statement about being overpriced, I do feel like I have finally come to a peace with myself. Although I still admit I spend way too much time on you, I feel like some of that time isn't so wasted, after all.

Underneath, Stardoll, I was able to get back up on that runway, and WORK IT.

Hoping for a next time,

Top Blogger Mail!

Hey MDM followers!

We are on to the last elimination and next week, we will have the final challenge that will determine the winner of MDM's Next Top Blogger Cycle 1!

For this week's challenge, we are joined by three of the most recognizable faces in Stardoll. They are amongst the forefronts of Stardoll blogging and own one of the biggest Stardoll blogs.

MDM is proud to have this challenge given by no other than M_Themis, Superoh & Mirka_17!

...and here's what they have to say:

Have your posts ready for criticisms on 
by Sunday, May 1, 2011 know the drill.


PRIZES: 1.) TITLE OF MDM'S NEXT TOP BLOGGER 2.) 14 MONTHS SUPERSTAR CODE (inclusive of 200 Stardollars weekly allowance coming to a total of 2,800 Stardollars 3.) 1000 Stardollars Cash 4.) Permanent Writer Position at Stardoll's first ever Lifestyle Blog,