The beards.org 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!
It took a bit longer than expected, but we’ve bumped up the beards.org 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!
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 beards.org 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.
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.
The views counter on the beards.org 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 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.