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!
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”.
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!
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”!
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”!
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!
Circumstances slowed down the pace of adding new content to the site in May. I hope to make up for it in June!
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.
On January 17, 1996, all about beards first appeared on the worldwide web. The site started out on web space provided for AOL members. The host name was members.aol.com. On January 20, 2005, all about beards officially moved to its permanent home at beards.org. The legacy all about beards site on members.aol.com was left up for sentimental reasons until AOL pulled the plug on it on October 31, 2008. All that remains of the AOL site’s legacy is that the official site contact email address is still the original AOL email address that has been used since the January 1996 launch of all about beards.
Today on the site’s fourteenth anniversary, the site is bigger and stronger than ever, with the momentum ever increasing. More importantly, the site has encouraged and inspired countless men around the world to experience the unique adventure of growing a beard with great success. The site remains dedicated to “growing better beards worldwide”, “adding more beards to the world”, and increasing the acceptance of beards everywhere. I’d like to thank all of the beard growers and supporters everywhere whose beard-growing contributions have strengthened all about beards and advanced the bearded cause around the world.