Blog Introspection Challenge
(created by Guylty. read more here)
1.) What made you start blogging?
Well, I had been “researching” Richard Armitage extensively for about four months.
In the past I had connected with fellow fans through fan-forums but that outlet had run it’s course for me. I had been lurking on a few different blogs within the RA fandom and was drawn to the control that the bloggers had over their subject matter, as well as the engaging types of conversations that routinely took place in the comment section of each post.
I had always enjoyed leading different threads on fan-forums, coming up with conversation starters and posting images to critique and enjoy. I had been the global moderator on a fan-forum and even set one up on my own, so I thought I could probably handle the technical side of running my own blog well enough.
The subject matter and style of the blogs varied greatly and it seemed to be a supportive community so I thought that they would probably be welcoming to me as a new blogger and new RA fan. I decided to highlight the particular way that I had become familiar with Richard, the places I gathered information from and the projects of his that I had seen thus far. hopefully the seasoned fans would enjoy looking back at things through my fresh eyes and maybe I could direct newbies like me to things they hadn’t seen yet.
I wanted to have fun with it so I let my silly personality out to play, using RA related reaction gifs that I had collected to illustrate my posts along with screen caps that I presented out of context, adding in goofy captions to make them amusing. and whaddya know? people liked it!
I carved out a niche rather quickly and soon found myself part of the blogging community. it was fun, it was rewarding, and it filled up my days while my kids were in school. I laughed and I learned, I contemplated and I shared, all with people who liked the same things I did: Richard Armitage and the plethora of characters he portrayed. I was hooked!
what about you?
what made you start commenting on this blog and/or others?