An anniversary post. I've been blogging here for 11 years and, by coincidence, this is the 500th post.
Thank you for reading. Although any blog is necessarily personal, I try to pitch it at a general international trans audience and discuss the sort of topics that concern us, as well as adding any personal news that might be interesting. Less of the shopping and party news of late (thanks, Covid) but I hope that will change.
Thanks to those who have subscribed and to those who have commented this year: Lynn, Susie, Christine, Charlotte, Nikki, Connie, Jonathan, Marian, Stephanie, Emma W, Mandy, KD, Wilhelmina, Mark, Arun, Leann, Roz, Rhonda, Paula, Lucie, Joanna, Emma G. Your perspectives and experiences are always interesting and helpful. Lynn wins the coveted Most Commenty Commenter Award. Your prize tiara's in the post, Lynn.
Thanks also to T-Central and Feedspot for their useful metasites that feature blogs like this. I'm honoured the latter considers this blog as one of the best Transwoman blogs and best Transgender blogs in its recent updates. And many thanks to all the other bloggers who link up with me. In an era when trans people are under attack, a community like this is more important than ever.
I started this blog after a picnic with a trans friend at Painshill Park, England in August 2011. The blog background photo is from that trip. Here's another from that day, a reminder of good times and showing how life out and about as a woman is bliss.
Love and best wishes
Congratulations on reaching your 500th post Sue. Eleven years too, where does the time go?ReplyDelete
I've always liked your background photo, it's a really nice photo of you and I love your outfit too..
Thank you very much, sweetie. I still have the skirt, which remains one of my summer favourites :-) .Delete
You've revived your blogging of late. Time to add you to my blogroll, I think.
Best wishes, Sue xx
Wow! Five hundred posts is amazing. Well done you. 🌟 I do look forward to reading your exploits and thoughts, Sue.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tiara 👑 After I've thanked my agent, etc; I shall be off to find a suitable posh dress to settle it with 🙂
I think we have a similar conversation every year, lol, but I am not sure I will ever catch up with you and your many more years of blogging and probably double the number of posts. But your friendship, encouragement and interaction is one thing that keeps me going, Lynn. Thanks for all that.Delete
Now, I hope you like your prize. It's the finest product that China's Pearl River plastics works can provide and cost a fortune: can you imagine what a Poundland product costs in a country like this that doesn't use pounds! Not to mention p&p. I spoil my readers, I really do.
Friendship is a wonderful thing, IMO, and long may it continue.ReplyDelete
As to catching up, I feel that blogging is just something we do and, for me at least, it's not a competition. Instead, a way to share things, connect with others, and maybe put some good news out there. Even if that means addressing some of the less than positive stuff.
500 posts in 11 years. That's more than four times as many as me.ReplyDelete
*bows down in respect* :)
We write as we feel the need, or have time to do. Sue xxDelete
What's in a number? Lots of writing, ideas, encouragement and fun! Thanks, Sue, you're a star!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nikki. Sue xxDelete
To quote Sandy Denny, "Who knows where the time goes?"ReplyDelete
Well, if Sandy Denny read my blog, she'd find the answer lol . Thanks for all your comments, Christine. Sue xxDelete
Congratulations on having achieved your 11th Blogiversary!!!!!ReplyDelete
I just discovered your blog and think your blog posts are wonderful!
P.S.: I love the outfit photo you included! You look fabulous in it - pretty skirt!
Thank you for your nice comment. Sue xxDelete