So that’s it. We have been on this ride for nearly 4 months and ten posts have come from it. Content note. Some swears and some offensive language some people might be offended with
Whilst this hasn’t been the regular posting of me bitching about life and all its problems, this has been a fun change to things. I would like to thank everyone who has (and is still) read the posts I have done.
Originally I started it for a laugh to rip into the people who sent me really shitty dick pics and transphobia, it progressed into something much more greater. It became 9 posts about being queer and dating and everything that as a trans person you could face whilst trying to find the one/s.
In 4 months there has been nearly 1300 views JUST on this series alone, and counting. This isn’t including people who were looking from it the home page (which puts the views up even more). This might not seem like much, but I honestly expected to write it thinking that no one would even read any of them. I honestly thank everyone that has read it.
So what happens now? Well for starters I’m going to be taking a break from this whole project. I’m still going to be blogging, but I will be looking towards bigger things during this time. Eventually when I feel like I’m ready, I’m going to start writing a book, it may be purely for my own pleasure or I will make the content public. Either way, I will certainly be letting everyone know where I go with it all.
It has been honestly a wonderful series that I’m quite proud of, but it has been really fucking exhausting to do. All of the screen caps you have seen of conversations, have been things that have been said to me. Some of the stuff has actually been quite harmful and has nearly stopped me from continuing this project. But I am proud of myself for sticking by it.
One thing that has happened though, and you probably might find this funny. Some people have found the posts by trying to look at porn. If you are here because Google has assumed yet again that I’m a porn blog, Hi. You now have two choices, continue to read this post (and others) or go back to Google and restart your search. Pro tip though, just type in the search bar “pornhub” , you can wank till your hearts content then.
So why did I start this in the first place? Well honestly it was because I was asked to write an article for a site, which rejected me. I wasn’t upset with the rejection, I was upset that from the start I explained that I was trans and poly, and whilst originally they were happy with that, after reading what I actually wanted to say about non-hetero dating and sex, they rejected it.
Rather then weeping in the corner, I decided that i would just write what I wanted to say anyway, and explain to people that mono-hetero-cis love is not the only love out there, and there are 1000s of us who feel the same. I hope I have at least done that.
From the bottom of my heart I thank everyone for being here and taking time out your day to actually read all of what I have done. It still feels weird that people are starting to know me from online now, something I don’t think I will ever get used to. But I am still thankful for all of it.
Tyler Charles Austen