Joanna Scarratt of United Agents commemorated her 100th post today, and while I was reading her short history of the medium, it was hard not to compare it with the proliferation of Richard Armitage blogs. In 2008 when I first started reading anything RA related on the web, there were some LiveJournals and Luvdembrooders, which was already defunct. It wasn’t until Summer 2009 that two other blogs emerged which kicked RA blogging into high gear. They were having such a fun time that it was inspiring, but it was the first FanstRAvaganza event in March 2010 that really put the fire under me. Less than a month later, this blog was born.
I created the ‘Addict List’ a couple of days later, and listed a little over ten blogs either dedicated to Richard Armitage or routinely featuring him as a subject. Since then it’s grown to 78 with the most recent one created a few days ago (and I’m not even counting the ‘Places to Get a Fix’ which also includes some blogs. phew!).
If this were Brad Pitt, then I would understand the numbers. But a still mostly unknown actor generating this much attention? Wow. That says something significant for Richard Armitage, or maybe I’m unaware of how many sites there are for other fairly unknown entertainers. Whatever the case, the idea of an advancing army comes to mind. LOL!
Next week the third annual FanstRAvaganza begins and boasting 33 participants from its original seven. I’m sure the experience will increase RA Universe by several more bloggers, and at this rate, we will overtake not only the Brad Pitt bloggers but the big Kahuna — the Jane Austen blogosphere — in a few years. ;-)