Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pulling the Plug

I don't know if anyone still reads this thing, but I am thinking of quitting.  My writing has been the most sporadic since I started this thing, despite almost my almost universal access to the web.  It's not that I don't have anything else to say; it's just that I don't know if anyone is reading the blog.  My last few posts generated a little feedback on Facebook, and a few of them have picked up +1s from Google+, but I don't think anyone is reading the actual blog.  I haven't fielded a single comment all year, and that hurts.

I realize that I began this blog as yet another trans blog (did you know there is an actual Yet Another Trans Girl Blog out there?) in a crowd that was already jam-packed.  Starting a blog was not the wellspring of inspiration I thought it would be.  I thought that having an outlet for my writing would be enough, and for a time it was.  My Muse bailed on me, though, and lately I have lacked the will to scale Parnassus to find her.  See what I just wrote there?  I CAN do this, it's just grown so damned hard.  I could write, ad infinitum, about my ongoing love of video games, but I've gotten the sense no one wants to read that stuff here.  There are scores of dedicated gamer blogs, blessedly unencumbered by the author's gender identity hang-ups.  Ditto for any of the other things that have captured my fancy over the years.  There are other sources for that stuff.  Anything new to see here?  Probably not.

The end of this blog isn't set in stone or anything.  I just need to know if I still have an audience.  I'm likely to write a little something later this month, if for no other reason because Bioware are releasing a new downloadable content pack for Mass Effect 3, and I may feel compelled to say a little something about it.  If anyone actually is still reading me, please, please drop me a line.  I'd even accept a well-worded rant at this point.


  1. Is there such a thing as a well worded rant? :-)

    For what it's worth, I think blogging is hard. Not so much the barrier of tell or not to tell, but... and to use the ancient Arabic sage wisdom of "getting your sh** together" and actually doing it. :-)

    There's also a truth in writing about what you know and also what you like. If you want to wax lyrical about video games, go for it IMO. Hell, it's your blog and may I add it should be about something you care about.

    Will gender stuff fit in with it? Maybe it will, maybe it won't, but I think (hope?) that folk who are broad minded enough should be able to look by our outward / inward stuff.

    Good luck... whichever way you decide to go.

  2. Hi, still here, still reading...

    Blog world is not quite as active as it was before more moved over to the less arduous and more flippant fb and ilk. I got my arm twisted to join but found it less satisfactory than the more disciplined blog writing and left it behind to concentrate my input here.

    In "T" world much of the population moves on when they reach a point of comfort but I will stick by any who joined in my search for a new life so long as they wish to keep writing. It does require comments to come alive and I have never understood why so many are just happy to read and pass along without joining in. Without blogs on the net many of us would not have made the progress we have. It saved my life and many others I am sure...

    Good to see that you are still surviving at least.

    Caroline xxx

  3. Yeah, you do have a readership, pet..

    Thing is about blogs...; you can write 'em when you feel like it and leave 'em when you don't. There's no pressure. I tend to use it as an outlet now and again. I never pulled the plug because I knew that one day i might just feel like slamming out some words again.

    So don't let it be a burden. Leave it as long as you like. Just let folks know you have a new post by linking in FB now and then. :-)



  4. I absolutely hate that people never comment on my blogs. Like, really, if they spend a good few minutes reading the thing, at least take an extra minute to write a sentence or two. 1500 hits and ONE COMMENT! Bah, so annoying!

    I sympathize with your frustration, and my advice would be to keep at it. If for nobody else, keep writing for yourself!

    1. hahahha, nice story Marie
      "if for nobody else, keep writing for yourself"
      not ".....for yourself" but ".......for we all"