THE WEST END!
With that Tourettically over with, a quick self-absorbed indulgence.
The Bwog started as a mere twinkle in the eye of the staff of The Blue and White. Editors had been kicking around the idea of as website for awhile, but opinions on how we should present its content and tenor varied. When the Bwog finally launched in February 2006, we had QuickSpec, “free food,” lots of random photos and bits of gossip, and a staff dedicated to making the Bwog as silly and witty as possible. Since then, editors have come and gone, layout styles have come and gone and come back, and we’ve gotten a little more serious and news-ical. Our readers and commenters have swelled in number and snark, showing us up constantly with their witty
vitriol. So- reader, thou philobwoger- thanks for “reading more,” and we’ll see you tonight.
Hits per day: A lot
Posts: 3,111 (including events and issue articles–hey, it’s the only way to count)
Unique tags: 1,184
Registered commenters: 203
“Free food” tags: 69
“Romance” tags: 35
“Meta” tags: 30
Major fuckups: Several
Daily editors, past and present: 14 or so
Gothamist shout-outs: 24
Gawker links: 8 (we thought it was more, too)
Layout overhauls: 1…and one reversal
Gmail addresses with the word “Bwog”: bwogfan, bwogette, and bwogsex
Number of times mentioned in the Spectator: 8
Number of times we’ve mentioned Spectator (including Quickspec): 124
Number of facebook profiles with Bwog in them: 20