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Sometimes no matter how bad you feel when you woke up, something good happens and even if you can't walk straight you are still grinning from ear to ear.  Today I got one of my uploaded featured on thesims3.com.  I have been playing the Sims since 2000 when The Sims came out although I didn't start uploading until The Sims 2.  I used to make random Sims and houses all of the time trying to find some way to get a featured item because I just thought it would be cool.  For The Sims 3 I haven't made as much, but I think I have put more effort into what I have uploaded (I am particularly proud of the way my Bushwalla Sim came out, look more like him in real life than my Mraz Sim does, but Mraz is hard to make in the Sims because of the cheek bones).  

Anyway, thanks to the pattern maker I felt like I could make things that might not be what everyone else was making and less subjective to the "is it a pretty Sim in only my mind" problems.  I made a couple of wallpaper patterns with the vine/leaves and they got more downloads than I expected.  Then one night I got an idea for a plumbob wallpaper design and so I made that and uploaded it.  Today on twitter The Sims 3 account was asking for people to link to stuff they had recently uploaded and send it to them and they would retweet the best ones and so I did and they retweeted which made me extastic because I thought I might get a couple more downloads and maybe a recommendation out of it (the first badge for recommendations requires 100, for a while I thought I was going to have to upload 100 things and recommend them all myself.)  Then when I went to load the game because I had an idea for how to finish off a park I have been trying to make in Barnacle Bay (non-posting game play, because I need something for when I cannot focus on the Legacy and picture taking and posting) it said I had a message which I thought was odd because I had just been to the site.  The message was for the Featured Member Badge and the plumbob wallpaper is now a featured item!!!  I am so happy!!!

Anyway, I thought I would link it here as a go me kind of post and because it just made me so happy.  

Plumbob pattern

By the way, if anyone else is on thesims3.com and wouldn't mind hitting the rec button on one or two of my uploads I would really appreciate it. I normally can't stand asking for recs but I really want the first badge in the rec series. I don't expect to get beyond the first one because the last one requires something like 1500 recs and I know that will never happen except by a miracle.

Updated:

Just found out that of the four they retweeted, only mine and a freezer bunny pattern actually got featured!!! Yeah!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you! I noticed you are close to the 100 recommendations badge and so I gave you some as well, hopefully when you log in again it will recognize them because it didn't seem to change the number on your profile when I checked it again afterwards.