A quick statement and then to the story. I’ve been doing the blog for about eighteen months and I had a few reasons I wanted to do it. Practicing my writing on a regular basis was one, but reaching other trans people was a major one. To reach them people have to want to read the posts and in that I think I’m not particularly successful. I have a reasonable number of followers but a typical post is only read by 5 or 10 people, maybe 15 if you count in facebook.
I’d like to grow that so I looked and what was working and what wasn’t working. Aside from a couple of posts that were popular because they were bizarre (panty gussets of all things) or scurrilous, what seemed to hit the mark was story based posts about my experience rather than didactic posts about facts and opinions.
Therefore I’m going to move to that direction and to the extent there’s information to be had, it will be integral to experience rather than some sort of checklist, and the posts will be about me and not abstract.