Thank you for making this blog bigger than I ever thought it could be!
Pretty sure I hadn't posted this one before, so this is new to the blog and the last Christmas caption of the season. Sorry to disappoint those looking for more Christmas goodies!
Yes, sometime within the next day or so, most likely with this post, I'll have hit 3 million views. Since I hit 2 million back in February, it seems I am getting around 100k a month in page views, which astounds me. I was happy the first time I hit 100k in a month, and looking at stats, I'm around 105k per month now.
Since I knew I was close, and don't have much to do here at work, I went back and looked over the first few months of the blog to get an good idea of what was going on then, back in Aug-Dec 2010. Many of the discussions were quite fun to reread, and my discussion questions at that time were much more focused .. and truthfully probably much more detailed at the beginning since I didn't have a bunch of posts to fall back on. Most of the comments came from caption creators themselves, and it made for a great mix of ideas and ruminations.
Looking over the participants, you see familiar names like Jennifer, Caitlyn, Kaitlyn, and Simone .. but also people from the past that haven't posted much lately like Nadine and Martha. Then there are those that have dropped out of the TG scene like Smitty and Petra. Lastly, there were some people that I hope are doing ok, but I haven't seen anything posted to their blogs in quite a few months, like Sasha, Britney, Isobelle Nichole and Tina Moor, and Alexia. If any of you are still out there, or are still talking to them, please let me know! I hope that they are doing quite well and are busy from having a great life, but even if they aren't, I want them to know that I think about them quite often.
Also, Pretty Sissy Dani had commented a few times back when this blog was getting started, and I can't tell you how excited I was for that! She mostly posts cross-dressing pictures of herself now but I still check in now and again to see if she's posted some new "Artwork" or decided to tackle a new story. Back in the mid 1990's, I used to check her site everyday to look for new stuff!
That I still get people new to the site popping in and commenting, and then they stick around and become regulars, is always exciting to me. TG Captions are a passion for me, and I'm always glad to share what I know and my opinions with anyone that wants to hear them. The creations from 2013 show the evolution of my "Craft" and that is only possible due to the cross-pollination with others, especially those whose work I wouldn't have thought to read back in 2010, specifically those related to the "sissy" genre. I know now that I do not have to rely on strictly "magical" means of TG transformation and I think its made even those captions seem more real life.
I have also been looking back at the captions I made in 2013 for the "best of the year" posting that will be unveiled in the next few days, and I am, overall, very happy with my work. I don't think I've repeated myself very much, and made quite a few more blog exclusives where I can write up exactly what I want to write without compromising The DIY captioning has been a bit of a slog, but getting people to write up something is always a challenge, and its good to see different takes on the same picture. Lastly, I think I still have something to say and express through TG captions, so I'm not ready to "go quietly into that gentle night."
Look out, year 2014 .. Dee is looking to kick some ass and take no prisoners!
I remember being a kid and hearing this song and thinking, "wow, that a long ways away from happening! I'll be a grown up then!" LOL Now that year is 15 years in the rear view mirror!