Category Archives: about

topics about the site, including new features and future enhancements

40,000 likes! 40,000 Facebook likes

The Facebook page is a companion to our main site. Our Facebook page hit 40,000 likes on the last day of 2013. Thanks, everyone! Please click on the image above to go to the Facebook page. Once there, be sure to “like” the page!

Have a happy 2014 with lots of great, happy beard growing!

twenty-four million

twenty four million!

The galleries hit twenty-four million views yesterday, September 30, 2013.  I completely missed it, however, and did not notice it until hours later.  Because I didn’t see which photo was the twenty-four millionth, I’ll mark the occasion with another photo of Vincent.  Thanks for your interest in all about beards!

twenty-three million twenty-three million

It took a bit longer than expected, but we’ve bumped up the gallery view counter to twenty-three million. It hit the new milestone around 8:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, yesterday, the 26th of May. I missed seeing which was the ceremonial twenty-three millionth photo by just a few minutes. So I’ll just put up another photo of Vincent to mark the occasion!

Thanks for your continued interest in all about beards! Keep growing!

seventeen years of all about beards

17 years of all about beards

It’s the seventeenth anniversary of all about beards today on the seventeenth of January, 2013. To mark this occasion, I’ve created a special video with a look back at some of the history and features of the site. To see the video on YouTube, which is on the all about beards YouTube Channel, just click on the image above.  Or click on the embedded video below to watch it on this page.

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twenty-two million already? twenty-two million

I knew the view counter on the gallery was nearing twenty-two million and should hit it in the coming days. Actually, I had hoped to reach it before the end of 2012. The gallery view counter hit twenty-two million already this morning some time while I wasn’t expecting it. Therefore, I did not see which was the lucky twenty-tow millionth photo viewed. So I’ve just selected an image from Andy‘s album to commemorate today’s milestone.

This counter started at zero back on January 26, 2006. That’s when the gallery moved to the current software package. The true count is not known because of database glitches and other various subtractions over the years. There are also some legacy photo galleries within the site that remain outside the main, whose views are not counted in this total. We can say, however, that the true count is greater than the number displayed. And where can you see this counter? It appears here:

Thanks for your interest in all about beards! Keep growing!

10,000 likes for on Facebook! Facebook page

Thank you, everyone, for all the likes!  The 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 Facebook page yet, today is a great day to do it.  Click on the image to go to the Facebook page and then click on “Like”.

twenty-one million

21 million gallery views

We just hit our next major milestone on the gallery views counter: 21 million.  The counter hit 21,000,000 at 1:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time today.  I happened to be online to see it happen.  The twenty-millionth photo?  It was the shot of Dale from our popular beard style sets feature.  Click on the image of Dale above to go to a larger view.

twenty million in May

twenty million gallery views in May 2012

The views counter on the galleries hit twenty million on May 16th.  Before I wrote it up, a database table crash ended up knocking the counter way back down quite a bit.  So we hit twenty million again on May 28th.  This illustrates that the true number remains unknown, but we do know that it’s higher than what the counter shows.  Thanks to all for your interest in all about beards.

the first “beard on the street”

Ruben Milano

Quite some time before “all about beards” was created, I had already taken my first “beard on the street” photo.  During a visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, I noticed a man with a totally impressive full beard working at a newsstand kiosk.  I knew that this mighty beard really ought to be photographed.  The problem was that I had never just walked up to anyone on the street and asked to take their photo before.  Given that I would not be in Argentina much longer, it was a “do or die” situation.  So I summoned my courage and asked if I could take his photo.  He immediately responded affirmatively and I took the shot.  We chatted for a while afterward.  I believe his name was Ruben Milano.  I’m more certain about his last name than his first.  In any case, thank you very much, Mr. Milano, and congratulations on your outstanding beard!

In recent days while searching for another photo, I ran across a print of the photo of Mr. Milano.  I immediately realized that it was high time for him to take his place of honor in the “beards on the street” album as the official very first “beard on the street”.  Click on the photo above for the larger version.