The future is a bit of a phantom. Que sera, sera. Based on what I am experiencing and thinking at the moment, I am tempted to say that things will continue “as are”: My plans are to continue blogging (erratically – I still do not want to commit myself to regular, daily posts), communicating with like-minded people, expanding my horizons, having fun, making little shrines and generally switching between Richarding and Armitaging. I don’t *really* see my fascination with Mr A waning for the next while, but who knows what will happen? There are bound to be ups and downs in my fandom experience that will have an influence on my blog. In the past, I have always bounced back from the downs, and I hope and expect that will be the case in the future. However, since in my case the cure for any upsets has always been the community itself, and since I am reluctant to give up the little corner of the fandom I have made myself comfortable in, I might be engaging in more community-driven stuff in the future. Just because it makes me happy.
Does that sound vague and wishi-washi? You want facts, facts, facts? Ok, I have a couple of projects up my sleeve. They are not fully formed yet, but if you like to be teased, this is what is coming up in the future:
- With RA’s birthday upon us in – *eeek* – 29 days’ time, I am planning my usual photography type of tribute to him. It hasn’t been written yet, but it will be there.
- Around the same time I am hoping to do a little charity something that has been suggested to me by a friend from tumblr. Watch this space.
- And lastly, I have had this idea in my head for quite a while now, and the latest since lovely fellow-fan EssexWoman gifted her unused Guy of Gisborne poster to me: What happens when a fan moves on and has no need for her collection of Armitaging Aids anymore? Wouldn’t it be a shame if it was all thrown into the bin? I am thinking of a RAvotionalia swap, or a platform for passing on unwanted/unneeded fan items. Do you think that would be a goer? Let me know in the comments.
And readers/commenters – what are your plans for the future? Will you continue commenting? Are you thinking of making the step into blogging, yourself? I’d hate to lose you as a commenter, but new voices are always welcome in RAworld!