If you haven't read Gaslampball and the fanposts recently from sixpakfrombelgium, and london_ballin, I highly recommend you do so. Both fans from across the atlantic took time to write about how they became Padres fans, and stuck with them through some difficult years!
Also on that site, check out the Sisterhood of the Traveling Jersey Series. I took part in it and wrote about it in February, while RJsFro had a go at it after that. Padsquad Erin also took a turn, while JustGWynnBaby just brought the jersey back from Mexico. Still awaiting the adventures from IputtheYinTony as he took the Jersey to Dodger Stadium. Occasionaly, the person with the Jersey may tweet about. The hashtag that has been used is #SOttJ. Follow along if you aren't already!