Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 15th 2000

This is the start of my seventeenth year of blogging. It was back on May 15th that I started blogging on Geocities…
May 15, 2000
Over the weekend ( May 13th ) the Connecticut Outreach Society ( COS ) had their annual banquet. This is the first time that I went, since I'm a new member and it was also the first time that "Diana" stayed overnight. I had a really great time. The food was great, they had some great speakers, Nancy Nangeroni and Gordene MacKenzie of "Gender Talk" radio, they also had a talent show which was also really great. As you can tell I really enjoyed it. They had slightly over fifty guests and the banquet was held at the Sheraton Four Points hotel in Waterbury Ct. I got a charge out of the mundanes *as they walked by the entrance to the conference room, their eyes kind of popped out and their jaws dropped when they saw us. I was a little worried about going out, but it was Ok. I signed in at the front desk in boy mode and helped in setting up the stage for the talent show, I had to walk by the banquet room a couple of times before I recognized any of the people because, they were also in boy mode. Went up to my room and changed. I wore a black velvet dress and mid-heel pumps and went marching off the to banquet. It got over at eleven and I helped them take down the stage. Unfortunately, I still was wearing my pumps and my feet were killing me. All in all I had a good time and would do it again, maybe even go to Tiffany's First Night with other COS members, it sounds like it will be fun.
*Any one know where I got the term mundanes - it was from Babylon 5 - that's what the telepathy's called the non-telepathy's
I blogged on Geocities until they closed down and then I switched over to Blogger on April 1st, 2006.

I originally started blogging because,
As I surfed the web I found out that I was not alone, that the Internet was populated with a lot of individuals who were just like me and that there were a number of very useful and informative sites out there. It gave me a feeling of community. Up until that time, the Connecticut Outreach Society ( COS ) was just a little ad in the back of a local newspaper that I found once. I found their web site and it was that which enticed me to finally go to a meeting. Now I am the webmistress for their web-site and became the Executive Director.
And that is still one of the reasons why I blog, to help other trans people realize that they can live a fulfilling life if they transition. Back when I started I was in awe of going out in public and over the years it is now just being me. It is just another day, oh hum. So now my blog has morphed into a blog on trans news, politics, and issues that affect the community.

Another reason that I now blog is to help educate non trans people understand the trans community. I have had dozens of people comment that because of what I write they have come to understand trans people are no different than anyone else.

So every morning while I am waiting for the coffee to brew, I go to Google News and type in “transgender” to see what is happening in the trans world and I also scan Facebook to see what people are talking about, from that I pick out a couple of topic to write about that day. Sometimes it takes less than an hour to write both blog posts, sometime it is a lot longer if I want to write more and use less quotes. I also keep a list of websites that I could use at a later date if there is nothing in the news that day. Sometimes if I am going to be busy or away I might write a series of articles and schedule them to be published at a later date.

Since I have been posting on Blogger I written 4964 posts and had 5650 comments.

1 comment:

CountryDew said...

You've been blogging a very long time. Good for you for giving voice to the voiceless.