Bil Browning

A glimpse into the future of bilerico.com

Filed By Bil Browning | June 25, 2007 3:27 PM | comments

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Tags: redesign, site news, update

We've been talking about the re-launch of bilerico.com for a long time now, haven't we? While we've updated certain portions of the site to help it fit in the new framing, we've only offered you bits and pieces of what to expect. But are you ready for another tantalizing glimpse of the new and improved site?

As you already know, we're taking the blog national. This doesn't mean we won't tackle stories from Indiana, but that we'll be including those with a lot of other coverage. After all, I live in Indiana - and I don't plan on stopping my coverage of important LGBTQ issues from my home state. Instead, we'll be including coverage from around the nation to give you the close-up look at politics and culture that we've become nationally known for.

We'll be re-launching with over 30 contributors from across the country. I'm not going to tell you who will be coming on board just yet, but I can let you know that I'm extremely proud of our lineup. We'll be offering the most diverse cast of LGBTQ activists, bloggers, and authors possible.

But the biggest announcement is this...

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We're changing the name of the site to The Bilerico Project!

What does this mean? The Bilerico Project is a good name for what we're trying to accomplish. We plan on turning the site into something more like a salon. You'll be able to find all sorts of things going on and folks talking about every subject under the LGBTQ sun. You'll find conversations to join, videos to watch, contests to win, and lots of other interactive fun.

We think that The Bilerico Project actually provides a mini-description of what we're doing here, since we're not a traditional one-person weblog, we're not really an online magazine or newspaper, and we're not really just a fun site either. We're a group of people who are getting together for a big experiment - an experiment that's trying to get people out of their comfort zones, whatever those may be, and reading challenging and thoughtful writing from what will end up being one of the most ideologically diverse groups of bloggers this side of the web.

Starting next week, we'll be delivering it to you daily when we launch our beta version of the new design. I hope you'll enjoy the experiment as much as we will. We've worked long and hard to bring you the best site possible.

See you online.


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We think that The Bilerico Project actually provides a mini-description of what we're doing here, since we're not a traditional one-person weblog, we're not really an online magazine or newspaper, and we're not really just a fun site either. We're a group of people who are getting together for a big experiment - an experiment that's trying to get people out of their comfort zones, whatever those may be, and reading challenging and thoughtful writing from what will end up being one of the most ideologically diverse groups of bloggers this side of the web.

What a great description, Bil. That's some seriously brilliant writing. Yep, a great description you wrote there, lol.

Seriously, though, I think this will go to show that we have more ideological diversity in our 5% of the population than there is in the whole rest of the US.

Thanks Alex. I thought you might like it. *grins* After all, you wrote that paragraph. LOL

We're a group of people who are getting together for a big experiment - an experiment that's trying to get people out of their comfort zones, whatever those may be...

Will condoms be provided?

I look forward to all of this!

Lynn David | June 25, 2007 10:00 PM

You mean I'm actually in on the ground floor of something as a fan/reader!? Is this going to make me rich like having been in on the ground floor of Microsoft might have? If that's the case I can't wait!

Also I see by going national that you're expanding Bilerico's base from LGBT to LGBTQ. I didn't know we did not have any "Q's" in Indiana. Is Indiana not the right environment for their breeding? Or perhaps we don't grow the proper crops for the care and feeding of "Q's?" Will I know a "Q" when I see one? Maybe I need new glasses or an adjustment to my mirror?

Can't Wait!! :-)

Thanks for the excitement, Lynn! It will be interesting to see all the new people on the site, and all the new people commenting, but we'll still remember our great commenters from before the relaunch and it'll be like a little inside joke. And then you can post comments about how you knew us before we went national.

As for the Q's, I don't even know if that's supposed to mean questioning or queer. But not knowing something never stopped a logo before!

Maybe it's Q-bert.

Does this mean you're ready to buy stock, Lynn? *grins*