I have a tendency to only try to understand things that I care about. I don’t understand or care about crypto currency, NFTs, or how transmission fluid works. Cars run on magic for all I know and care. I feel the same way about the internet. As far as I care to understand it, the internet is way for me to look at memes and ignore work emails and buy panties.
I mean, I’m not ignorant. I know that the internet is a network of computers and all that and ads and content that one sees is based on algorithms and search history. My point is that I never cared about HOW the internet works, I just care that it DOES.
When I started blogging, I knew absolutely nothing about creating a website. Over time and through what was once intuitive design through WordPress (my website host), I’ve picked up a few things here and there, despite my resistance.
What I mean is that I not only do not understand things that I don’t care about, I don’t wish to.
Over the years I’ve (reluctantly) learned a lot about my website in terms of web traffic and how people find my site. This information tells me a lot about who is visiting and reading my shallow little thoughts and viewing my self-indulgent photos. Most of my web traffic is coming from websites from other t-girls as well as crossdressing related search terms.
Fun fact! More people find my website by searching the term “Hanna McKnight” instead of “Hannah McKnight”, so there’s that.
“Crossdress”, “crossdressing”, and “crossdressers” are also overwhelmingly used. I’ve learned that the more often I use certain phrases on my website, the more likely my site will be found when someone googles that same term.
Emails and comments are also helpful when it comes to knowing who has found my website. Based on that, I feel that most of my readers are those who are in the early days of their gender adventure and are trying to understand who they are and why they are who they are. ‘Ask Hannah‘ questions are also very helpful when it comes to learning who my readers are as well as what they’re thinking of and looking for.
Knowing who is finding value in what I write does influence the content I post. I think most of my readers want to read about clothes and marital advice based on the views and comments and emails those types of articles generate. Anything “political”, such as discussing anti-trans legislation also creates a lot of discussion, though those comments are typically non-constructive and I spend more time deleting the really nasty ones than I would like. I don’t expect everyone to agree with everything I say, but goodness some of the language in the comments is far from constructive.
That being said, although I find it interesting and helpful to know who is visiting my website and what content is getting the most clicks, I will continue to write about whatever the hell I wish. Panties? Selfies? The legal peril our community faces? This website has it all, baby.
At the same time, I do want to post content that is helpful and interesting. As I mentioned, I think most of my readers are just starting out and are looking for resources for support and shopping so I try to write about those topics. If I knew that a lot of visitors found my site by googling “heels for crossdressers” or “husband crossdresses” I would probably write more about shoes (I have a LOT to say about shoes) as well as marriage.
I know my website isn’t for everyone. And that’s fine! There’s a lot of really amazing websites out there for our community, whether you are looking for support as you transition or if you have a crossdressing fetish. It is the internet, after all.
Anyway, my point is that although I don’t care about the mechanics of how the internet works, I do like knowing who is visiting my website as well as what content is the most interesting.
Although I suspect most of you are just getting started on this amazing and overwhelming journey of clothes and identity, I also wonder about everyone else. So, who are you? Did you find my website because you discovered your husband wears panties and you are looking to understand him? Are you a dude who likes trans women? Do you do drag and are looking for sites that sell amazing stilettos? Do you visit this site because you relate to some of the topics I write about?
Please comment! You can do so anonymously if you like. Tell me who you are. Tell me what you like to read about.
This insight will help shape the content that I post.