I was talking to someone on Tumblr the other day about the special project with royal biographies, we did over at The Royal Forums when the Norwegian monarchy turned 100.
That was in 2005. I suddenly realised that that is 13 years ago. People are on the Internet now, joining social media (legally), who were babies when I was writing out a lot of those profiles.
I think I have run the whole gamut when it comes to royalty as a hobby, but in the later years, it has kind of changed. The royal blogging of it – to run a successful royal blog, you do rather need pictures and an insane amount of time, petered out as life happened with studies, and later full time employment. And as for being a participant in the fora discussions…
I’m still interested. I’m still following some Tumblrs. I’m in a Facebook group with some lovely people I’ve met on the fora over the years and do a bit of commenting. I still read a ton of royal biographies, which I will try to review.
But in general, I think it is a matter of… learning that how much I think someone should dress differently, or act differently, it won’t matter any little bit what I say in a comment on the Internet, and I am only setting myself up for a lot of frustration if I think otherwise.
Ironically, written as a blog post, but there you go.