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all about beards: site renovations

We are all about beards.

Today all about beards launched phase one of our site renovation at http://www.beards.org !  Please excuse any inconvenience should you find something not working during this transition.  Everything is pretty much working now, but small issues may still be found here and there until all are identified and eliminated.  More changes and improvements are on the way.

Our nineteenth anniversary

All about beards' nineteenth anniversary
On January 17, 1996 a modest web site named all about beards made its debut on the web. Starting out on AOL web space — the now defunct “http://members.aol.com/beardguy” — the site moved to its permanent home at beards.org on January 20, 2005. Profound thanks go out to all of our friends and supporters over these years!

10,000 likes for beards.org on Facebook!

beards.org Facebook page

Thank you, everyone, for all the likes!  The beards.org Facebook page started on February 12, 2010.  Today we reached 10,000 likes.  It’s great to have you with us.  Your participation on the Facebook page is much appreciated.

If you haven’t “liked” the beards.org Facebook page yet, today is a great day to do it.  Click on the image to go to the beards.org Facebook page and then click on “Like”.

seventeen million?

Scott

Oops!  The gallery views counter hit seventeen million…sometime.  It was about a week ago.  I missed it.  Oh, well.  Here’s a little belated commemoration of the momentous occasion!  Photo above is another preview shot from Scott’s beards.org photo shoot.  His beard feature will appear one of these days…soon, I hope!  Stay tuned.  Oh, and thanks, everyone, for all your interest in all about beards!

sixteen million!

beards.org 16 million!

The hits just keep on coming here at beards.org.  On the afternoon (US Pacific Time) of March 25th, 2011, the gallery views counter rolled over to sixteen million!  We hit fifteen million back on January 2nd, 2011.  The counting only began back on January 26th, 2006.  So the real number is unknown but much higher.

I wasn’t here to see which was the sixteen millionth photo.  So I selected one of Andy’s photos to illustrate this post.

Thanks for your interest in “all about beards”!

fifteen million!

beards.org hits fifteen million gallery views!

We are starting off the new year with a great milestone.  The beards.org gallery views counter just hit fifteen million!  The ceremonial fifteenth millionth photo was that of Josef of Germany.  The counter rolled over to fifteen million at 9:28 PM Pacific Standard Time on January 2nd, 2011.  We hit fourteen million back on October 11th, 2010.

Josef was one of the first to show off his beard in our beards of the world gallery.  If you haven’t already, please join him in the gallery by submitting your entry today!  To view Josef’s photo, click on the image above.

Thanks for your interest in “all about beards”!

thirteen million!

Christopher

We’ve done it again!  We’ve got another million views on the gallery counter!  The thirteen-million milestone was reached sometime on the morning of July 4th, 2010.

We hit our previous milestone of twelve million gallery views back on March 31st, 2010.  Remember, however, that the gallery counter started at zero on January 26, 2006.  So we have had thirteen million views of photos in the gallery since January 26, 2006.

The number is a fun milestone to track, although the actual number of views is even larger.  Sadly, when some images leave the gallery, their view counts get subtracted.  That can whack off thousands from the counter at a time.  Also, when Salvatore’s beard videos were hosted in the main gallery, the overall view count was boosted substantially.  When I pulled the videos from the gallery (because they were using up all of the site’s monthly data transfer allowance), the overall count shrank some more, as well.  If all of the subtractions were added back, the true number would be quite a bit higher.

Regardless, each additional million makes for a good occasion to stop and reflect for a moment and express thanks to all of beards.org’s loyal fans, friends, and visitors.  It’s also a great time to thank and salute each and every bearded man who has joined the gallery.

I wasn’t at the computer when the counter hit thirteen million.  So this post is illustrated with a previously-unpublished photo of  Christopher.

Happy Birthday, USA!  And best wishes to all friends of beards.org around the world!

twelve million!

Tomas

The number of views of photos in the beard gallery hit twelve million sometime just before noon Pacific Daylight Time on March 31st, 2010!  We hit eleven million views less than three months earlier on January 6, 2010.  The counter started at zero on January 26, 2006.  So the twelve million number represents only the number of views since January 26, 2006.  Thanks to all of our loyal fans, friends, and visitors, the site continues to grow.  We are experiencing some growing pains, but they are welcome.  They are a sign of great things yet to come.

I wasn’t at the computer when the counter rolled over to twelve million.  So this post is illustrated with a previously-unpublished photo of Tomas.

Become a fan of beards.org on Facebook!

Become a fan of beards.org on Facebook!

all about beards is on Facebook now.  Click on the image above to visit the beards.org page on Facebook.  Visit our page on Facebook and become a fan!  Support the bearded cause and help add more beards to the world.  Click on the image above and become a fan of beards.org on Facebook!