This Blog and Its Readers
Total Readers Surveyed
Let’s start getting nerdy with how fast people filled out this survey.
- In 20 mins of posting on Tumblr, at 10pm on a Tuesday night, I got 20 responses. Very impressive Tumblr, very impressive.
- In 24 hours it passed 260 responses, which is the total for the previous survey two years ago.
- I closed the survey after a week, with 528 total responses.
Since this survey was targeted only at my readers, I didn’t promote it outside of my direct social media channels. I honestly did not expect to get this many responses!
Where do you follow NN?
- 66% Tumblr
- 38% WordPress
- 36% Facebook
- 7% Twitter
I appreciate that 5 non-regular readers took the time to fill out the survey. And the 3 of you who follow me on Instagram are either: very close personal friends who follow my private account, or SURVEY TROLLS! Or both.
Time Following NN
- 16% less than 3 months
- 26% quite a few months
- 26% about a year
- 25% over two years
- 5% or 25 people following almost all 5 years (loyal troopers!)
If you add it up, over 50% have been following me for over a year. I was pleasantly surprised to find how many of you have stuck around for longer!
Number of followers
It’s time to disclose some numbers of my own, as a reward for making it through this data-dripping post thus far.
- 1600+ subscribers on my main blog (neutrois.me)
- 2600+ likes on FB Page
- 1000+ followers on Twitter
- 10.3K+ followers on Tumblr
Roughly 5% of total followers completed the survey.
- 1M total all time views on main blog
- 193 blog posts (this one is 194)
- 4,000 Tumblr posts
- 5 years blogging
- 8 trans conferences
- 1 inimitable Micah
Have you ever emailed me (for advice, a question, or a hug)?
Yes, 66 or 13% of respondents have personally gotten in touch. Those who requested a hug, I hope I delivered.
I’ve answered an estimated 1,000+ emails over five years. It’s evident that most inquiries are not from regular engaged followers like yourselves.
How/Where did you find my blog?
The most frequent answer was “I don’t remember” followed by Tumblr (30%) then Google (25%).
- Everyday Feminism
- Met me in person at Gender Odyssey or PTHC
- Facebook group
- Word of mouth / Direct referral
- nonbinary transition
- genderqueer resources
- genderqueer hormone therapy
- low dose testosterone
- gender neutral top surgery
- top surgery without testosterone
- “gender that isn’t man or woman”
- “I don’t feel like I have a gender”
What other trans related blogs/sites do you read?
By a landslide, “too many to list.” Such an informed bunch!
In no particular order, with a stamp of pre-approval, the most Frequently Mentioned Blogs and Sites (FMBandS ®):
- Let’s Queer Things Up / Sam Dylan Finch (many, many mentions)
- Gendermom (I ❤ Marlo)
- Raising My Rainbow
- A Boy and Her Dog / Jamie
- Janitorqueer / Kameron
- Art of Transliness / Zak and Adrian
- CN Lester
- Beyond the Binary UK
- AssignedMale comic
- Assorted Tumblrs: gendercube, queerbookclub, lifeoutsidethebinary, mtfconfessions, nonbinarysafespace
- YouTube vloggers (especially skylark11, uppercasechase1)
- Various trans artists, trans people in the media
- Everyday Feminism
- Autostraddle (while lesbian oriented, they actually do a great job of covering trans masculine and trans feminine identities)
- reddit: /r/ftm, /r/genderqueer, /r/ask_transgender, /r/asktransgender
- Buzzfeed LGBT
What topics are you most interested in reading about?
- 88% want to read more about Non-Binary Identity
- 70% seek info on Social Transition, with 36% specifically about Coming Out
- 45% would like to know more about Testosterone and/or Top Surgery
- 25% are interested in Non-Binary MAAB medical transition resources
- 37% ask for info for Partners, Parents, Family, or Friends
- and nearly half want to read more of Micah’s personal story
- How to feel confident that you can live life as yourself in a society where your identity isn’t really an option
- I like when you post pictures and vlogs [I’m always hesitant]
- Stories of other trans adults
- News in trans rights [psst: follow my Tumblr!]
- Non-binary identities and representation in the media
- What comes “after” transition
All of these inspiring ideas engendered a new experiment for my blog, which will be revealed next week…
What are your most burning questions about gender and/or transition? /
What’s not out there? What articles, information, or resources would you like someone to create?
I purposefully included two semi-redundant questions to cover all possible answers. And oh boy did you deliver.
There were so many ideas, wants, needs, suggestions, propositions, complaints, digressions, and general sentiments, that I had to spin off a separate post for this section alone.
It’ll be released soon. Once it’s published I’ll include the link here.