Keep growing. Today marks the sixteenth anniversary of all about beards, the longest-running beard site on the web. If all about beards has encouraged you to grow your beard, helped you to improve your beard, improved your view of beards, or had any other positive impact on you, please share by leaving a comment here or sending an email. Thank you to all of the site’s friends for your support over the years.
The happiness for the new beard year did not even last one week for me. My little sister was taken from us unexpectedly — suddenly and without warning. The loss has been too difficult to bear. Understandably, updates to beards.org ground to a halt. Normally, I would see when the gallery views counter hits another million. This time, I did not. I figure, however, that it was most likely on January 9th.
Right now, I cannot feel any optimism for 2012. But I have to carry on. The sixteenth anniversary of “all about beards” is only days away now. In my sister’s honor, somehow, I will do everything I can to make it the best year yet for beards.org and to surpass that each year that follows.
Have a wonderful new beard year 2012! Happy beard growing!