Bil Browning

Bilerico's birthday and the future

Filed By Bil Browning | July 02, 2009 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: anniversary, birthday, blog anniversary, blog launch, blogiversary, redesign

Today's our birthday! We launched Bilerico Project two years ago today. It seems appropriate to make an announcement about the future of TBP and our affiliated sites today.

happy-2nd-birthday.jpgWe're in the middle of creating a new look for the Bilerico sites and we hope to have everything up and running before the end of the month. We're going to more of a magazine style than simply running large swaths of text down the left column; we want to be able to highlight our best content and current actions while still maximizing what contributors and readers have to say about the day's topics.

Not only will we be launching the new look on TBP and Bilerico-Indiana, Bilerico-Florida, and Bilerico-DC - we'll also be launching Bilerico-NY at the same time! Father Tony will be taking the reigns of the new Bilerico affiliated site so you know how irreverent and lively it'll be. Tony has lined up some incredible talent as part of the Bilerico-NY family and I'm looking forward to seeing the mischief they'll cause.

With our new format, we'll be able to facilitate more contributors without stressing the Editorial Team past their limits plus we'll be featuring breaking citizen journalist news reports from around the country. We'll also have more ways for Projectors to connect with each other and help shape the site. If you'd like to apply to be a contributor to Bilerico Project or one of our state sites, please submit an application.

As Bilerico has grown from our original idea into what it is now, I wonder what the future holds. Any suggestions? As we put the new site together, do you have anything you'd like to see or things we should dump? Any contributors we should seek out? What should we do to bring you back every day and get you to invite your friends too?

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Erich Riesenberg | July 2, 2009 5:47 PM

Congrats and good luck. I am new to the site and am hoping to find a more friendly, thoughtful gay site than is generally available.

Happy birthday! :D

And I'm sure she's been suggested before, but Zoe Brain would be one to seek out.

Happy 2nd Birthday Bilerico Project!

Hire a real designer, one who understands Web standards. He won’t be gay.

Although I like the diversity of opinions, Yasmin Nair is simply beyond the pale. You need to have columnists with more intellectual honesty, less sophistry, and someone who is not all negativity. I thought that this is a LGBTQ coalition. If She represents a element that is in fact against the others, why support her pathetic positions at all? I hope Nair is dumped before your next anniversary.

One of the things I like about this site is that with so many contributors, if one them were to continually rub me the wrong way I can just skip over their articles.

Bil did write that he was looking for even more contributors. Perhaps if you have a favorite (or maybe a few!) you can give them a nudge to apply.

Has it really been 2 years since we relaunched? Jeez, it seems like so much less.

If I could change anything, though, it would be bil's picture. But I'm not ready to change my own!

Done. New icon is on the site.

Nyah. Your turn. :)

I like the Bilerico site. I do hope future posts promote less victimization of ourselves.

So: When's the launch of Bilerico Australasia? I'm just kidding, congrats and many happy returns!

One thing I like about the current design is that it's more or less nonhierarchical (i.e. one post and then the next), which is certainly not something I can say for many sites with more elaborate design.