I know it’s been super quiet around here lately and there hasn’t been much on the site other than the daily posts. It’s been a while since I’ve done a new ‘Ask Hannah’ or any of the other features the site has. The reason is that after four years of blogging I feel it’s time for a fresh start and to make a change.
Next week is the four year anniversary of ‘Hannah’s Diary’ and over the past four years I’ve really grown, matured and evolved and learned a lot about myself and the trans world. I can’t believe how different I look and how the site has grown. The site started as a way to get some thoughts out of my head and to see if anyone else felt the way I felt or thought the things I thought. I knew there were countless others like myself and I really wanted to have a site that celebrated who we are. I wanted to talk about how the joy of finding high heels that fit as well as about the fear of going out for the first time. Over the years I have met some amazing people, whether they were other bloggers, members of the MN T-Girls or the hundreds of visitors the site has each and every day.
Maintaining the site is a lot of work and I do it because people keep emailing, keep commenting, keep relating to what I write about about and keep visiting. I truly love, value and appreciate every visitor, every comment, every email, every compliment, every criticism and everything else. Thank you.
As the site has grown, I’ve become more interested in trans culture as a whole, helping others and representing transgirls in a positive way. I’ve also grown as t-girl. When I started the blog, I had never left the house and these days I organize events for the MN T-Girls and somehow landed a modeling opportunity. I can’t believe how much life has changed in four years.
As I’ve grown, the site has grown, too. I’ve added the ‘Ask Hannah’ section, information about support groups and trans-related news items. The site has been kind of cobbled together over the years and I decided to celebrate the anniversary with a brand new, built from the ground up website that will launch on September 23rd, one week from today. This site will have the last post on Thursday, September 22nd, four years to the day of the site originally starting. This site will no longer be updated. Instead, I will be blogging at a brand new site starting in one week.
The new site will feature more advice, more activism, more resources, more news. The new site will not, however, have the daily illustrated posts that I’ve been doing every day for four years. The new site will be updated frequently but I don’t think it will be every day. I do plan on being more active on the site and responding to more comments. I am going to need more content for the site, so please feel free to send an ‘Ask Hannah’ my way. If you’ve sent one in the last month or so please know I have received it and will be posting it on the new blog. The new blog will also have more resources for those that live in, or visit, Minnesota. If there’s a trans-support group that you know of even just a friendly store that is trans-friendly, let me know.
I’ve been building the site in secret for a month or so, and I will be posting the link to it when it goes live in one week. If you subscribe to my blog, thank you! I hope you will subscribe to the new blog.
I am excited about the new blog and I think you will like it.
For everyone who has visited and commented on this site, all I can say is THANK YOU. Your support, thoughts, comments, advice and encouragement has meant the world to me, and I can’t thank you enough for everything. I hope you will read the new blog when it starts.