If you’re reading this, you’ve somehow found your way to a new home for YATGB. I have tweaked the title a little in that it’s now Yet Another Transgender Blog. Back when I started writing, T-Girl was a term, although A) I’ve never been a girl, and B), maybe it’s time to update things a little.
So, why the switch? Well, in honesty – because I try to keep it that way here – I’ve been thinking about updating the blog for a bit. Like with the social media exit earlier this year, there was no One Big Thing that made me want to jump. Instead, it was a series of little things that all added up. Things like: do I actually own this site or does Blogger?; What happens if my Gmail account goes squiffy?; a batch of headlines over the year in which Google have started to shut services off, and having read a few articles about blog ownership, I wondered if it was better to be in charge (as much as you can of software) of the blog. Having heard a few horror stories about Instagram people who’ve lost their accounts and work, yeah, well, welcome to the new place. 🙂
I’ve been blogging now for, what, fourteen years… What, wait? 🙂 Good grief, that’s a while! Pretty much a post once a week, give or take, for all that time. My, how things have changed at home, for our family, and, of course, the T situation.
Where was I? Oh aye, I felt that with the new year coming up, that now might be a good time to switch. I’ve been running the Nottingham Chameleons site on a similar hosting arrangement for a good two years, and – touch wood! 🙂 – we’ve been doing okay.
So, here we are. Not so much blogspot any more, but self-hosted, and it’s going to be a learning curve. I’m still learning about the differences of the tech, and you may find your comment doesn’t appear straight away (hint: needs approval first). If anyone has any advice about a better way to handle authentication, please do share that. I would like to say a quick thanks to Susie for doing a bit of early doors testing.