We have some celebrating to do today.
But first, I want to make one thing absolutely clear.
You are The Good Men Project.
You are it. You are not just the reason we exist—you are The Good Men Project itself. Because “That Conversation No One Else Is Having” is one you chose to be a part of. Maybe you wrote for us. Maybe you commented. Maybe you shared our content in social media. Became a member. Starred in a video. Attended one of our live events. Took one of our classes. Spoke on one of our weekly conference calls. Maybe you simply read our content and—like most people—were changed by it.
That is The Good Men Project—all of that and all of you. We’re not just a content site. We’re not just a media company. We are the conversation about the changing roles of men in the 21st century that we co-create together, in a multitude of ways, with a vast, diverse, multi-dimensional group of people from every country in the world.
So thank you for being you. Thanks for being a part of this enormous initiative that is changing the world in ways we can only just begin to see.
You may notice a few changes. One is that we have taken a giant step forward, directly into the 21st century, with a beautiful new re-design of The Good Men Project website. This may seem like a small blip in the bucket. But for us—-it was months of labor and feedback and testing and design work. The site now sizes correctly across all device sizes, it should look as good on your phone as it does on your desktop. The text is easier to read. The sharing buttons stay right where you can share them. There’s more white space, more breathing room. It’s still not perfect—we are, after all, a project. But we’re close. And we’re light years ahead of where we were.
If you find things that aren’t working—-please email me ([email protected])! We’re fixing everything that is not working (hint: because it is a responsive design, it may work on one screen but not another), and then we’ll do a second round of tweaks, working off a “wish list” of what people would like most.
We’d also like to point out that this very post is our 50,000th post. It’s a milestone that goes with some of our other milestones 326 MILLION total pageviews, 320,000 comments. We’ve never wanted to be big for big sakes—but we always wanted to be an important part of our cultural conversation. And that means having an expansive reach and connecting with with as many people as possible.
And finally…I’d like to talk about some of our initiatives in Social Change. We’re changing the conversation (and the stereotypes!) about men. We’re redefining the roles of dads. We’re looking for ways to erase racism, sexism and homophobia. We’re opening up the Man-Box. We do this all with a core community who talks about these important issues every day. Whether it is our editorial staff, our communities on Facebook, the people who attend our conference calls every week—we are creating the change you want to see in the world. We even teach a class in how to create this kind of social change.
If you have joined as a Premium Member in order to help support our critical goals—thank you. You are the ones helping to drive this mission forward. But regardless how you choose to participate in this conversation—know that your voice matters. The Good Men Project is the collective voice of the participants of one of the most important conversations of the 21st century. And that includes you.
With deep gratitude,
Publisher, The Good Men Project
CEO, Good Men Media, Inc.