Since I entered the unofficial RA blogland as a blogger about 11 months ago, I have loved reading and commenting on others’ blogs almost as much as writing my own blog. Ha! And the blog roll list in my sidebar of unofficial Richard Armitage related blogs like this one, and other blogs I read keeps growing.
Though I can’t get to every blog every day to read it, they each have their own unique voices and insights that I appreciate and value. Currently, my particular blog faves that I read quite regularly are (in alpha order): April’s Violet, bccmee’s Richard Armitage Vids & Graphics, CDoart Richard Armitage & History & Spooks, Confessions of a Watcher, Do I Have a Blog?, From the Quill Tip, Funky Blue Dandelion, Heirs of Durin, Jonia’s Cut, Me + Richard Armitage, Me My Thoughts and Richard Armitage, The Armitage Effect, and many others. I hope that I haven’t left anyone out. Oh heck! Just look at my sidebar for all the blogs that I read at some point or another. Ha! I just can’t list them all or this post would be interminably long. Ha! And I enjoy reading other blogs as well.
And today, I am featuring a new blog that has joined the RA blogosphere in the last month: “Gisborne’s Boy” by Sebastian , who is a charming young man of 18 from Sweden.
Seb–or Gisby as I refer to him–has a delightfully light and fun loving blog about his Richard Armitage fan admiration and Seb’s general life interests. I particularly like Seb’s RA character cartoon drawings–which he has decided to make a regular weekend feature. Snap! Here is the blog link for “Gisborne’s Boy” found at http://gisbornesboy.wordpress.com/ Take a quick tour of Seb’s blog and recent posts. You will be glad that you did.
One thing that strikes me poignantly about most of us Richard Armitage and related topics bloggers is the generosity of spirit and kindness present among us for each other. And I would not be a blogger without the mentoring encouragement of Bccmee and the oh so helpful practical blog settings set up guidance of Judiang–she literally talked me through setting up my blog. Snap! Thanks again gals! And when a fellow blogger friend or general RA friend is going through a rough patch, we rally to our friends’ aid and support them with kind words and virtual hugs. We may be friends across the miles, but we are true sisters in heart and spirit. And now, we have a “little” brother, too.
Have a great Fun Day Sunday! Cheers, Hugs, and Love! Grati ;->
P.S. On a related note, the unofficial Richard Armitage fan base is full of lots of lovely giving kind and generous souls who have taken a more proactive step to giving to others in need:
1) One RA Fandom initiative is the “Spread the Love” campaign spearheaded by Funky Blue Dandelion’s blogger. For more about this “intentional acts of kindness” initiative, visit Servetus’ blog feature about it: “A way to spread some Armitage fandom kindness and love on the eve of Comic-Con”. I’m donating my pint of AB Positive blood to the Red Cross on Monday. Snap! Won’t you also consider making a donation or intentional act of kindness in honor of Richard Armitage? Then, go to the Spread the Love Facebook group page and share it with everyone. Because kindness and giving begets more kindness and giving. And this world can always use more kindness and giving. Cheers!
2) And finally, don’t forget that the exquisitely talented, socially conscious, and kind actor Richard Armitage, himself, has set up charitable giving links at the “Just Giving” pages where fans may make a monetary donation to one of his four chosen charities. Just as Richard Armitage inspires our admiration for his acting and storytelling, he also inspires us to make a charitable donation to his chosen charities, or a charity of our choice. You will find the “Just Giving” link featured prominently in my blog’s sidebar and at the RANet site courtesy of its Admin Ali (www.RichardArmitageNet.com):
The “Gisborne’s Boy” blog logo header graphic is courtesy of Sebastian at http://gisbornesboy.wordpress.com/