Around the beginning of the year WordPress sent us all (I’m assuming) a little year in review page that we could share if we wanted to. While looking it over I noticed it showed the sites that referred new viewers to my blog and one of those sites I had never seen before. It’s called T-Central. I clicked on the link to T-Central and low and behold the first paragraph of my latest blog post was sitting on their opening page. It’s still there for some reason. I’ve received some new followers from this site and I’m grateful for that. I’ve also found some new blogs to follow thanks to T-Central. The problem is that I felt a bit violated by them. I’m relatively new to blogging and I know that what we put on the internet is not private and I write in order to connect to more people going through what I’m going through, to share experiences, etc. What T-Central is doing is trying to find all of us bloggers who are writing about transgender issues and putting them all in one place so we’re easy to find. That’s cool and, in fact, it’s an awesome idea. But, for me, it feels a little intrusive and presumptuous to just lift my post out of my blog and stick it on theirs without at least notifying me they were doing it. I’d like to have a say in whether it goes on their site. In the end, I think I’m ok with it…still have some icky feelings about their tactics…since more people are seeing my stuff now. I know that people often reblog other’s posts but I would hope that they notify the blogger that they’re doing that. What do you all think? Are you aware of this happening? Does it bother you? Is it cool or is it creepy?