Sunday is meant to be a day of rest, but I am working today
because I was too lazy to fulfill my duties on Friday and write an article that is due for publication on Monday morning. Lately I have gotten into the habit of sweetening stressful work days by posting on my blog – hoping for comments which will punctuate my work flow with pleasant interaction. Thus, today’s post on Herba’s blog suggested a nice reason to post. Herba takes a look back on historic posts on her blog on a regular basis, charting how her blog, her writing, even herself have changed over time. I clicked myself through her past posts of “9th of April” and felt thoroughly entertained – and challenged to do the same thing here. I’ll cloak my self-referential reflections by claiming that yesterday’s weekly round-up was all-too-short, and to stay in line with my mission statement (see above right ⤴️) a Sunday post is needed…
So, this day in two thousand and …? Well, primarily, it is just fun checking what I did on this day in the last three years. (Caveat: Not always this *exact* day. Due to my irregular posting schedule, I do not always have a “9th of April” post.) And looking over the three posts (I only started blogging on guylty.WP.com on a regular basis in late 2013), they are a pretty accurate microcosm of what this blog usually does.
Going back to 2014, I didn’t post on the 9th but on the 8th of April. Those were the days when I was still doing *ooof*s on a regular basis, and this one was an “emergency *ooof*”, on the occasion of a new picture from the set of Urban and the Shed Crew.
A year on, in 2015, it was again the 8th of April when I unearthed an article in a German newspaper which reported on Hobbitcon in Bonn – and which *scandalously* contained an unflattering mention of Richard Armitage. We had a long discussion about it in the comments. Check it out, it was an interesting debate about the misogynistic reporting on fan conventions.
Last year, 2016, the 9th of April was a Saturday, and so I posted a regular Armitage tumblr round-up. It’s always well-worth clicking back through those – we forget old fan art so quickly, yet it still has the power to punch! Oh, and I was playing with photoshop and posted a couple of cleaned-up pictures.
So, photography discussion, fandom reaction to news, and weekly round-ups. Adequately describes my blog, eh? What’s missing, is a RAPS reference. Well, I’ll add that as the contribution for 2017. In the shape of a sneak preview. Here goes:
I’ve been working on a couple of RAPSes this week. One of them was also inspired by Herba and her monthly creative challenge. This month it is themed “Easter Bunny”. I haven’t yet decided when to post it – the deadline for the challenge is the 15th of April (next Saturday) – so to avoid clashing with the Saturday round-up, I’ll probably post before that. Maybe you have something to add to Herba and die Pö’s challenge, too; all entries welcome, they don’t have to be written in German! For the sneaky peek I have decided on the other RAPS, although I am not sure yet when I will show the full project. The RAPS is already earmarked for a deserving fellow fan, and I am debating whether I should send it off and leave the surprise of a new shrine creation entirely to her, or whether I should post the pictures without saying for whom the shrine is destined. What do you think? Here’s the gorgeous little tin the shrine is made of:
Right, that’s my unplanned Sunday interlude on the back of Herba’s retrospective post. What did you do, this day one, two, three years ago? Care to share? Comment at Herba also – after all she is the originator of the idea!
Happy Sunday, all! 💋