Thank You for The Biggest Month in History

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With it being November 1st, I wanted to take a moment — well, a post — to reflect on the month of October, which was the greatest month in SBM history. But before I get to that, we want to thank the SBM readers, both new and tenured, for helping make this site what it’s become. It was just a few months ago that we freshened up the appearance, added guest contributors, and diversified our content to better reflect what we define as the urban male perspective.

And while we made adjustments, some people told us not to change, that we’re a relationship blog and need to stay a relationship blog, that we’ll lose readers if we leave the “niche.” Truth be told, some people did leave and they were vocal about their exit. That’s expected with change. Little did we know things would take off as much as they have in the last few months — October being both a culmination and a beginning.

In October 2012, we crushed the previous monthly record for pageviews and unique visitors. SBM doesn’t exist for traffic, but we can’t exist without it. And the more people know about this platform, the more our vision becomes a reality. There were a few posts — both new and old — that resonated. If you haven’t seen them, check out Mr. Spradley’s The Reappearing Man: 4 Reasons Why Men Almost Always Come Back, WisdomIsMisery’s An Unfaithful Man Explains: Why Do Men Cheat, or Dr. J’s 10 Signs You’re Too Old for the Club to name a few. You can also visit the archives.

In October 2012, SBM took a stand against Domestic Violence with the women of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. This marked our first sponsorship of a Domestic Violence Awareness event. In addition to participating in Omega Phi Beta’s Ray of Hope Walk on October 28th, we also ran a few posts in alignment with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is one of the causes we will continue to support throughout the year and for years to come.

In October 2012, SBM content was featured on Madame Noire (MN). As you probably know, SBM writers have been contributing on the popular site for a few months; but October marked the first month that MN shared content that originated on SBM. When larger sites support what you’re doing at home, that’s a good sign. We’re both proud of it and thankful.

Again, thank you for helping us be great. We’re working hard on more than (what literally) meets the eye and hope you’ll be around to see where we’re going. With each staff member going through new experiences every day, there’s plenty for us to cover and plenty of work to do. This is just the beginning.

Team SBM

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  • @svictoria24

    I think you guys are doing a great job with the newly formatted site! Great content that evokes conversation both on and offline as well as through different social media platforms. You have a great team of writers who interact with their following and actually use the conversations in the posts. It’s a site I recommend to my friends and, I’ve actually quoted and/or referred to some of the content in my offline conversations. Keep up the great work & I’ll continue to support! :)

  • http://glippost.wordpress.com Darrk Gable

    I’ve been a regular visitor for almost a year. In that time I’ve seen the progress and sharpening not just of the writers, but the content as well. The whole crew is on the “write” path, and good things are sure to continue. *Salutes* to the SBM staff, and looking forward to what 2013 holds.

  • kylie

    Well congrats, I've actually just begun visiting the site since this past summer( MN is how I found out about it). Now I check it out almost on a daily basis. The articles are really well written, funny, witty, insightful and all that good stuff. So…. good job guys!!!!

  • Adonis

    You got it.

  • Uncle Hugh, BP

    Thank you for getting me through the work day (when the workload is managable enough to spend time on the internet).

    I've been here four years, and the content and writing keeps getting better. Plenty of relationship websites have come and gone in that time, while SBM.org continues to improve. Props.

  • Larry

    Big ups to the site and their writers. Congrats on the big month and here's to more big months to follow. Keep up the great work, fellas.

  • cynicaloptmst81

    Alright, young blood…getting paid, getting paid!!!! LOL!

    Congrats!

  • Peter Parker

    Yeah I have to agree with Uncle Hugh, but thanks for getting me through my work day as well (even though I find myself checking the site out when I get home or not busy doing other things). The content is great and it's good to see positive brothers doing big things. Again, Congragulations!

  • beautifulsoul

    I just found out about this site through VSB. Now I gotta another reason not to get any work done at this here boring job- thanks a lot guys :-)

  • starita34

    Congratulations SBM!! Ya'll deserve it!

  • Bree

    You guys are very welcome. You do a great job. Keep up the good work.

  • Kopa

    I definitely think you’ve been improving. It’s important to come up with new stuff, otherwise people will get sick of the same old and find other places of interest. Admittedly, in the summer I was starting to feel like SBM was losing steam, but I’m glad to see you got the ball rolling again. Congrats.

  • BlueSteele

    Congrats fellas!

  • Beef Bacon

    Congratulations Men! This is my favorite site and I appreciate the hard work you all put in to inform and entertain us. Well done!

  • Magg

    Congrats :)!

  • http://twitter.com/inomallday Shamira

    o/ yay!!! I don't have as much time to comment anymore, but I love the growth and expansion. *e-daps*

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