Change is coming

When I started this blog, it was a way for me to openly and unabashedly talk about my own issues, of being transgender. I wanted to work out for myself what that meant, what it didn’t mean and where I was going. My first post indicated I was going to be non-transitioning, out of fear of losing my wife, my job and family. I didn’t know what to call myself or even what to name my blog. Let’s face it, “Right Brain, Wrong Body” is problematic. Sure, I felt that way, dysphoria can definitely make me feel like it’s not my body. But it is my body, it’s not wrong there are just some things to fix. I love myself, for the first time in my entire life I don’t hate me.

So, I think it is time for a change. I’m not sure how yet, or what, but I think that as I have changed, it is now time to create a new blog that is more open, more inclusive to my other pursuits and interests. I still want to talk about my personal story as a transgender woman, but I also want to talk about transgender issues on a larger scale, intersectional feminism, geeky things, politics, my family and their issues. I want this to be more than about one part of me, because it has focused on this single aspect for so long now.

 I’m still not monetizing my site, I’m not trying to build a brand or anything. I wouldn’t know how and I don’t care. What I care about is what I want to write about. I want a place to be honest and truthful, heartfelt and without guile. So, in the coming months, as I have no idea what I am doing, I will be either changing this blog or making an entirely new blog (to which this url will redirect).

If this is a bad idea, this is the time to let me know.

6 thoughts on “Change is coming

    1. Thank you! I’m looking forward to providing more content than just about my mostly uneventful life. Perhaps it will prod me to be more open and willing to venture into the world. I’m not an introvert by nature, I am one by the secret I kept for so long. I enjoy your site, I like that you write very directly and without preamble. I try to be honest in my writing, but sometimes I pull my punches because I’m still trying to find my brave.

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      1. The life we’ve chosen tends to make us all introverts to some degree. I rarely write about my life for that reason for while others may find it fascinating, to me it’s just my life. My style comes from many years of writing both business letters and insurance reports augmented by a healthy attitude developed while driving a taxi. Write about whatever you feel passionate about. I’ve found that over the years my passion on this site has transferred quite nicely to my life. Sometimes pulling your punches can be the most tactful way of dealing with something, after all there are only so many ways to call someone an idiot.

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  1. Can’t wait, Elizabeth. You’re such a good writer, so keep on writing! You’re in a position very similar to my own, so I do relate to what you write.

    Regarding ads on a blog, I could so easily monetize T-Central, but why do it if the funds aren’t necessary to run the blog? While I completely understand why some do monetize their blogs, I think a blog like T-Central is just cheapened by doing so and it also clutters up an already pretty full page. Your page looks nice and clean and if you can afford not to monetize, I commend you.

    Calie xx

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    1. Thank you, Calie. I’m not sure how far I am going on the changes, create an entirely new site or move the page to a new URL and change the title. I’m still pondering. I still want to write about being transgender and how I evolve over time, but I want to include the parts of life that go on around me that don’t necessarily have something to do with being trans. Yeah, I won’t monetize my blog, I can’t see a reason to do that. I only know that it’s time for the blog to change as I have changed.

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  2. Tanit Richards

    Hi Beth,

    I’ve enjoyed your blog to date and I’m truly happy for you.😊 You’ll have to make the call on whether to start a new blog or not – I’m not sure. One thing I do not like are the bloggers that rant on constantly about whatever the latest administration has done /is doing/will do. I read this over and over elsewhere and it I get it since I also read trans-related news articles. Rehashing the same stuff over and over will make me drop the blog as I have done to several folks whom I used to read regularly. It is a tough choice for me also as I want to hear about YOUR life and experiences – not politics!

    I appreciate that it might be an outlet for your feelings so if you want to do that then more power to you – it is your blog after all and in either case I wish you a happy future. 😉

    Hugs, Tanit

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