Pink Butterfly was born and at this point i needed membership on my new transgender support site ,and the obvious way to start was to try and bring members on board through my yahoo groups . Being the administrator and creator of these groups ment i had access to hundreds of e mail contacts through the groups members lists and gradually i was able to start bring new members on board . This was a slow and trying task with somtimes very little results to showfor my efforts because for alot of thesepeople ,ning was somthing new,a social media they were wary of and to get them away from yahoo the social media alot felt comfey with was needless to say difficult . As word of mouth started to get round between the sites members and obvious other transgender people they knew in real lifeand through the internet ,the sites membership started to grow . The next photo is the original artwork and banner i designed and launched on the first Pink Butterfly ning network ,back in 2009 .
The first ning network started to become more poplar as its membership grew to a 1000 members on its members list . This inspired me to add more sites to inclrease the size of the Pink Butterfly Network ,and soon followed several more ning networks to make Pink Butterfly grow . The following adesses are some of the sites i built and added ( please note these are not active links anymore and are no longer on the internet ,so the urls are not live )
http://the-the-pinkbutterfly.ning.com/ ( The Pink Butterfly Friends Network For Pre and Post Op Girls
http://pink-butterfly-two.ning.com/ ( The Pink Butterfly Friends Network Two For Pre andPost Op Girls )
http://thepinkbutterfly.webs.com/ ( The Pink Butterfly Home Base Website )
http://gender-reasignment-surgery-in-thailand.webs.com/index.htm ( Gender Reasignment Surgery In Thailand The Home BaseWebsite )
http://gender-reasignment-in-thailand.ning.com/ ( Gender Reasignment In Thailand The Friends Network.
http://pink-butterfly-lesbian-network.ning.com/ ( The Pink Butterfly For Lesbian ,Bi Sexual,Bi Curios Girls)
http://the-pink-butterfly-for-leasbian-girls.webs.com/index ( The Pink Butterfly For Lesbian,Bi Sexual,Bi Curious Girls TheHome Base Website )
http://pink-butterfly-friends-worldwide.ning.com/ ( The Pink Butterfly Friends Worldwide On The Internet )
http://the-pink-butterfly-friends-worldwide-chatrooms.webs.com/ ( The Pink Butterfly Friends Worldwide Chat Rooms )
http://pink-butterfly-friends-network-home-base-website.webs.com/index.htm ( The Pink Butterfly Home Base Hub)
******** Please Note The Links Appear To Be Live Sites But Are No Longer On The Internet ,Ill Explain Later On In This Story ***************
The Following Site Banners are photos i designed and built for the sites above and are the sole propperty of myself ....Tina Marie Phillips (c)
By now this was getting a massive task to run and i was starting to find myself needing all day and most of the nights as well to run it all . Because i had finished my transition and all my main surgical proceedures not counting the forehead repair surgery and a further lower face lift i decided that i really needed to concentrate my efforts more on lifeout their in the real world and not so much in thiscyber world of interneting and designed and built Tinas Transform Nails in the city in Nottingham ,please see this story on this link . http://www.tinastransgenderworld.co.uk/tinastransformnails.htm
At this point i was only the second trans woman to actually build and establish a buiseness in the city of nottingham ,the other being a trans woman who opened a night night club to my knoledge .
Soon after i had had to close Transform Nails down because my father had been diagnosed with Altzhemers ,and needed full time care and looking after ,i had the bad accident that damaged my frontal sinusus , see this story on this link http://www.tinastransgenderworld.co.uk/myforeheadrepairtrip.htm
Foir the next year i continued while in bad pain with my face to add members to Pink Butterfly and it was growing out of all proportions by now and starting to get massive . Unfortunately i then had bad news from ning .............they were going to start chargeing its site users with feesfor the ning networks . This kinda left me in a quandry as too what to do really . In early 2010 after looking at options and trying to way the cituation up and with yet another trip to thailand under my belt i decided to do somthing that was totally out of carrector for me ,start putting a trip together to the USA ,and with my membership on Pink Butterfly offering to want to meet me all over the USA i decided to start adding new plcaes i might viset on this trip . After a few weeks and alot of organisation ,phone calls and e mails my Trans America Tour 2010 WAS BORN. The following link shows the story of this trip and the places i viseted complete with some of the photos . http://www.tinastransgenderworld.co.uk/mytriptotheusa.htm
Ok now it was decision time and while i was in the Holiday inn in Sandiego ,i decided to make a decision ,that to this day im not sure was really the right one . I got on the hotels computer and deleted most of the Pink Butterfly Network . This upset me alot because i had spent literally hundreds of hours createing this giant trans ,lesbian ,gay network on the internet ,and my heart and soul had gone into to to do this . In 2011 my father died of his illness and things again took a turn for the worse at home and i decided to take what would be my last of 6 trips to thailand to do another lower face lift . All went well with this in bangkok and Dr Chettawut did his usual excellent standard of work ,then about 2.1/2 months after i got back home i got up one morning and it seemed i had some sort of problem with my chin and lower jaw. I sawalot of experts here in nottingham about this ,did dental checks ,xrays and evan an MRI scan ,but nobody was actuall sure what was causing the intense pain in that area of the face . This time despite talking back and forth by e mail with Dr Chettawut anf he offering to let me come back to undo the face lift i had done with him several months before ,i decided it wasant practicle to do this ,and decided not to go back to bangkok . This all left me in a cituation really with nobody else to see about this problem.Amoung the experts and consultants i had seen was a neurologist called Dr Whitely at nottinghams queens medical centre and he sugested i try Progablin ( Lyrica ) and this seemed to block out most of the intence pain in the lower face . I needed a new distraction nowto try and just keep myself together as a person because this face problem was a massive blow to me and i decided maby i could get back on the internet again and start somthing up on facebook ,the social networking site that had taken off into a massive worldwide concern through the internet . Soon after i started my first group on their Trans Friends . This was ok to keep my mind occupied and with the plant buiseness i now had running Pink Butterfly Plants and Seeds in nottingham i struggled on for the next year ,but all the while thinking maby i shouldant have taken the Pink Butterfly Network off the internet . Several months later i logged onto ning again looked at my options and the site fees they now had in place for their users and decided i would start again with a new ning network . The following photo shows the site banner for the new ning network for Pink Butterfly .
To Join Pink Butterfly please see the badge banner thats a live join up box for my ning network below .