Bil Browning

It's been a good week

Filed By Bil Browning | May 23, 2008 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: blog honors, GRIT-TV, Laura Flanders, tv shows

No matter how large the Bilerico Project gets, I'm always stunned that thousands of you stop by daily to take a peek at Bilerico and see what's going on. Our success has been phenomenal and we just keep growing each and every month. Since we launched last July, we've served up just shy of one million pages to readers. One million. Wow.

When I started the blog in September of 2004 with a quote from Margaret Meade, I never imagined that it would take me as far as it has. This week I got the biggest honor any blogger could ask for - I was invited to join the Huffington Post as a contributor. More than likely, I'll use the forum to post about non-gay issues like Sesame Street's ties to unfair labor practices or politics in general.

Still, the site has grown to take on a life of its own. It isn't just "my" blog anymore; it's our blog - all 50+ contributors and the thousands of readers. We all have a stake in Bilerico Project and more and more people are noticing us. Just this week, we showed up on CNN as a background shot (no URL given and no mention of us dammit - just the screenshot!). We also got a shout-out from Laura Flanders on her new show GRIT-TV. (Video after the jump.)

So, from the bottom of my heart, thanks for the success. Thanks for challenging us, complimenting us and sharing in our trials and tribulations. But most of all, thanks for becoming part of the Project.

GRIT-TV's May 19th episode. Host Laura Flanders talks with Air America host Lionel, The Nation editor Betsy Reed and's Danny Schechter about the Democratic primary's sexist and homophobic overtones. That segment starts at 11:30. Our mention comes in just before the 16 minute mark; it references Alex's post about Barack Obama and the media's homophobic insinuations.

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Congratulations on the HuffPo invite! That's an awesome invite. I don't know what directives they may have given you, but I would welcome more GLBT viewpoints over there!

Thanks Marc. They didn't give me any directives. I'm sure I'll work in plenty of gay content too. *grins* After all, what else is there to talk about? :)

Love works. Thanks for all of yours.

What was that Margaret Meade quote about "thoughtful, committed citizens"? We are so screwed.

Awww . . . you're making me all misty eyed. OK, maybe not. But you do make a fag hag proud.

Congratulations! I remember how I felt when I got the invite from the Project back in January.

Way to go!


There goes the neighborhood.

Bruce Parker Bruce Parker | May 24, 2008 12:20 AM

Could I be more proud of you?

NO. I couldn't.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | May 24, 2008 3:21 AM

Love Fiercely, Live Fearlessly!

Wooohoooo! Cheers to you, Bil!

Thanks everyone. But what about Alex's post getting a mention on TV? That's huge! Way to go, Alex! That's better than I did! :)