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5,000 Blog Hits!

Oh my~! I reached this milestone a couple weeks ago but I just want to say thank you so much for the views and interest in this blog. I know that 5,000 isn’t a lot in the grand scale of things but it is a lot to me as well as reaching 13 followers of this blog! Thank you so much for your interest!

I just finished Season 1 of New Arlestown on my channel and I’m so excited. I have a few other projects in the works of course (don’t I always). I’ll be starting the Asylum Challenge and will be recording my first few episodes today. I’ll probably only be posting a couple times a week and I’m going to go ahead and get everything loaded on the channel with preset times so there isn’t any guessing when you can expect the next episode. This will give me plenty of free time to do a bunch of other things like bring back Vlogs and more videos that are non-interactive of video games. I have one Vlog I’ll be filming today and then two others fun little side videos that I’ll figure out when I’d like to post them. One is me rating every song that is about my name Sarah. As you can probably tell, I’ve heard people reference my name to songs my entire life and I think that would be fun to share with you. I also used to write poetry. Some of it is decent but a lot of is really bad and I think it would be funny to read aloud some of my bad teenage poetry just for laughs. I don’t know how interested other people would be in seeing these types of videos but I think I’ll just make them and see how well they are received.

In the process of this I’ll be preparing two Valentines day related videos with the Sims. My first one will be explaining a detailed explanation of how Chemistry works thanks to the Sims Wiki page but also a lot to Cyjon too. I spent a couple days studying what they wrote and am really interested and I think other people would enjoy it too. (I could be wrong about this of course) And the second video will be a mod review of Romantic Standards by Simler90 on MTS, if it’s worth it to ACR and imo which is better. Romantic Standards is very detailed and tricky to learn so this is taking me some time.

I also want to update every episode of New Arlestown recaps and get all the personal bio’s done by the end of January. In between all of this time I’ll be trying to make renovations and updates to New Arlestown too. I will be posting those updates on my Simstagram, sarahsmiles.32. I’ve posted a few already but there will be definitely more.

Anyway guys as you can see I’ll be very busy. You can always come check out my Sims 2 Custom Content Discord which just reached 50 members a few days ago and share links. I’ll always be sharing links on there and adding more mods to this blog. I am almost done adding all of Simlogical’s mods and actually need to update the number of mods on this page because it’s getting closer to 2,200 instead of the 2,030 it says. (I usually just update the total count after I’ve finished adding mods form a particular site)

That’s all I have for you guys today. Thank you again so much for being here and helping me get freaking 5,000 blog hits! Here’s to 5,000 more!

Sincerely,

Sarah Smiles

12-10 Update

So yesterday I thought about making daily updates to the blog to let you guys know what is going on. There might be a few times where I don’t post daily and I don’t have an exact time when I’ll have a post scheduled but I think posting as often as I can could be useful/helpful.

The first thing I’ve done since yesterday’s entry has been to create several new character bio pages for New Arlestown. I 100% completed the Allen household bio’s and am in the process of working on the Orphanage bio’s. The Orphanage only has three more profiles to be written. Susan’s is a work in progress, I’m still looking for ideas and inspiration for her.

The Allen’s

The Orphanage

I also took down all of my Pleasantview videos on YouTube, episode updates and bio’s here on the site. I will eventually remake the series to something I’m really proud of. The story lines I’ve already developed will mostly stay the same with a few tweaks here and there but that is a long way off.

I uploaded my Upload Schedule for when and what kinds of videos will be out this month. New Arlestown will be up three times a week this week and twice a week for the next couple of weeks. Next week on the 18th will be a Machinama video instead of a New Arlestown episode and obviously on the 25th there will be no videos at all to respect the holiday season.

I also organized a couple of sections on my mod index. The Family Mod section now has two new pages, adoption mods and a children/teens page. Before these sections were just on the family page itself but they felt like they should have their own section.The Family Mods page now only include: Family Interactions, Family Tree & Portraits, Marriage and Other for a total of 9 mods.

Food Mods, Gardening and Pet mods also got a makeover. Food mods page now has the categories of Buffet Mods, Leftovers, and Regular Food Mods. But you can find these categories separate pages under the food mod listing.

I took the gardening mod page away and instead converted it into three pages that include:

And last but not least the Pet Mods got a makeover but no individual pages made. I organized them into subcategories like Adoption & Selling Pets, Aging Mods, Aspiration and Wants, Bad Behavior, Bathing & Hygiene Mods, and more.

I did start the Social Mods page but I haven’t completed it. That and relationship mods need a huge makeover renovation but I have started with the Negative Social Interaction Mods

Anyway, that is it! It feels like a lot more now that I’ve labeled everything out but it didn’t feel like a lot of work at the moment. If you like daily updates like these to know what’s going on let me know and I’ll keep doing it for awhile until I hear otherwise.

Sincerely,

Sarah Smiles

6-26 Update

Hey guys~!

So I wanted to post a little update what I’ve been working on. Yesterday, (happy official 6 months to Christmas btw) I finished the Love household bio’s and the Goth’s and also added Episode 8′s recap. I still have many, many, many more to add (over 50 in bio’s and over 100 in Episode’s) but that is okay~! It’s all about consistency and eventually I will catch up with both.

Since I’m writing this just before midnight before the next day, on the 27th, my goals for today/tomorrow is to complete the Broke’s and the Caliente bio’s, write up to Episode 15 of the recap and create July’s video upload schedule for you guys to follow. Of course I will always shoot for the stars and try to go beyond that but I don’t know what the day will hold. I have to edit a bunch of videos in the mean time for YouTube so that will probably take up a huge majority of my day and time. So you will probably see a lot of posts from here today and for that I am sorry, hopefully if you are subscribed you can pardon all the notifications for the next few weeks as I get everything caught up.

Thank you so much for coming here and the support and love, it means so much to me. If you’d like to help out, please watch my videos, subscribe, like and comment really goes a long way to YouTube boosting me in the algorithm. I know my original videos are cringe worthy and even my current ones need work but I love interacting with you guys and hearing how you feel the story development is going and how you yourself play the premade Pleasantview households. Never hesitate to link me to your work as well, I love viewing new Sims content.

Thank you so much guys and I’ll see you around~!

Sarah Smiles