This is a bit of a rant... it's not targeted at anyone in particular but it may offend some...
I've written before about the sissy stigma and lately the reasons that I believe it exists have pretty much held true. While there are a few parts of the stigma that affect my own blog, e.g. exchanging very good comments with readers/authors on other blogs but them taking no interest in my blog due to its title and/or my username, the bulk of them seem to stem back to community support and the success and failure of various sites and forums.
I get a little frustrated sometimes when I take part in a forced fem internet community via e-group or forum only to watch it slowly dwindle away due to lack of participation of its members. It often seems to follow a familiar cycle: if there isn't enough masturbation material, it fails.
On those sites, the active posters (that post at least once a week) is usually around 20 to 100 sissies for every 1 Dominant. When a new Dom shows up (they are often pros seeking to recruit new clients) they may start off interacting but are soon flooded with requests for assignments and when they seek feedback from the sissies they are lucky to get much response at all. Basically, there isn't a lot of motivation for them to keep on going. In other cases they may be harassed via private message/email until they leave.
In other cases, a small core keeps the wheels turning but as any long-running kink-oriented internet group knows, eventually you can't just rehash the same fantasies over and over again and keep the older members interested. In these cases the community is usually carried by personal interactions and members getting to know one another along with discussions on relevant topics of interest and/or just shooting the shit. The problem is that very few sissies can just converse. It's like they only went there to whack-off and if it doesn't lead to that they want no part of it. I can understand that to some extent but at the same time they can't be disappointed at the lack of interaction or new content when people get bored.
I guess it's just frustrating to me that this cycle persists. On this blog it's tough for me to keep up with ideas for new topics of discussion, especially when there is minimal feedback. At least 50% of my posts have nothing to do with forced fem but the 50% that do keep away many. The odd result is that the bulk of the comments I receive have nothing to do with sissies or forced fem yet the vast majority of my blog followers are here for sissy/forced fem material.
My advice to the sissies out there is to interact on the places you visit, balancing masturbation material and normal interactions. Keeping the wheels turning is a group effort and it often seems like the few are carrying the many.