Bilerico Project 2.0 has gone beta. What do you think of our new look? Would you buy this old girl a drink?
We're still doing tweaks and bug fixes this week, so be sure to let us know if you find something that doesn't work. Since we're showing Projectors the site before it's official launch, we're counting on y'all to help us get it shipshape in time for a pride month grand opening. To entice you to help us make Bilerico Project the best site possible, we'll be hosting several contests over the next couple weeks based around the redesign.
It's been almost four years since we started Bilerico Project and our look has stayed pretty much the same since. It was time to get a dramatic update worthy of a reality show contestant. After all, our emergence on the scene and ascendancy through the ranks of the big LGBT blogs is nothing short of amazing considering our roots.
I started looking back at some of more interesting aspects of the past four years and thought y'all would enjoy them too.
- This is the 21,197th post to run on the site. I've written about 5,000 of them.
- Bilerico became a blog in September of 2004. In 2007 it became the Bilerico Project site.
- When we started offering an RSS feed at the end of October 2008 as our original effort to keep our content as convenient as possible, we had 59 subscribers.
- Now we have a mobile specific-site, a Kindle ad-free version, video content, and social media accounts that have helped to expand our reach. Over 16,000 followers have a daily connection with Bilerico now across the web.
- Since we launched as Bilerico Project in 2007, over 7 million visitors from over 200 countries have stopped by to see what we've got to say about LGBTQ issues.
- The top three countries sending traffic to Bilerico Project are the United States, Brazil and Canada. We're sooooo Western Hemisphere.
- The top posts during that period of Bilerico's life were about LGBT statistical research (2010), an elderly gay couple (2010), a transgender hate crime (2011), a French pop song (2009), an Israeli porn movie (2009), and a nudist art project (2009).
Be sure to let us know if you find any flubs in the site's new design. You can leave a comment here to report any bugs. Please check out the thread though so you're not repeating the same thing over and over.
Welcome to the new Bilerico Project!