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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

A year of blogging

So I wrote my first post here exactly a year ago. And, like I said then, I think I took up blogging because it's the thing to do these days. Previously, I had written a lot of my thoughts and adventures on UK Angels but have now shifted more to Facebook and here for that sort of thing.

I suppose I was motivated partly to keep a record of interesting things I was doing, but to make it public in the hope that other trans people might be inspired to go out into the world and try to do something positive and feel comfortable being themselves in public. I know that such tales of outside adventures had a considerable influence on my motivating myself to come outdoors and present myself as female to the world. And it has almost always been a positive and enjoyable way to live since doing so.

This blogging site's mechanics provide all sorts of statistics, many of which are incomprehensible, and some you wonder why on earth anyone would want to know, such as the type of device the site was accessed from (iPad, Android, etc)

But, anyway, as of this moment the stats tell me that there have been 5,828 page views, 60 posts (that's my bit) and I have 21 followers (hello there, lovelies). Most of the viewers are in the UK but a great many in the US and a surprising number from Poland. I wish I knew what "Hi there!" was in Polish. People particularly read about the Nottingham Invasion in March and about my Hell Bunny dress (probably people Googling for Hell Bunny dresses generally and ended up being directed here! - sorry girls, best get back to the shopping sites!). Most people come here from Samanthatgirl, which is Sam's excellent blog. http://samanthatgirl.com/

I've no idea if this is all good, bad or indifferent but competitive statistics is something that men are terrifically interested in and I find tedious and mystifying. So if you've read something here that you liked, browsed some pretty pictures, or have been inspired or interested in any way at all, then I guess this blog has served some purpose apart from amusing me in the evenings.

Thanks for reading.

Sue x

7 comments:

  1. A year? Wow, that's gone by quickly!

    Congratulations on the first anniversary and I hope it is the first of many.

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. I have a while to go to match your achievement in the field, but thanks for the inspiration that you (and others like you) provide. Sue x

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  2. Well done! (I set up a wordpress account a little over a year ago and have yet to write a single thing!)
    It's enjoyable and interesting reading, so thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Nikki. Maybe you should write a little. All those lovely outfits of yours deserve a write-up.

      Sue x

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  3. A happy paper anniversary,

    You could lose hours looking through the analytics, all I normally look at is whether anyone is still visiting my site :-)

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    1. Thanks Lucy, I'm still visiting you and am somewhat in awe of your 5 years.

      Truthfully, I've no idea why they provide all those statistics, even those I do understand! Still, the map of the world is pretty with all those green bits where readers come from. That's about the level of my analysis!

      Sue x

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