A Tribute To Our Bit Rebels Readers

Here we are, in the month of January, and once again we are solidifying our goals for the next twelve months. Bit Rebels launched in the summer of 2009, and as we reflect over the past year and a half, and really examine the statistics, suddenly something is glaringly obvious that we need to address. And, that something is YOU!

We really wanted to write this article to send you our heartfelt thanks for visiting our blog and for reading all our humble babblings about topics we find interesting, geeky and fun.

Our only goal at Bit Rebels is to provide you, our dear readers, with the best content we can muster. We are so grateful that you not only visit us once, but that you keep coming back to check out our stuff. If there is ever anything we can do to make your visit here more enjoyable, please let us know. We are still learning (I personally have never blogged before I came here), so we appreciate and read all of the feedback for our readers.

I wanted to include a few stats here so you could see our growth. We set up our Bit Rebels fan page on Facebook in August of 2010. In just four months we went from zero to over 2,500 likes (as of today, it’s over 2,700!). Wow, THANK YOU for that!

This next graph tracks our visitors. These are unique visitors, not pageviews. The pageviews are about 25% more than this. This shows the unique visitors from June 9th 2009 – January 3rd 2010 (green) as compared to June 9th 2010 – January 3rd 2011 (blue). Wow, what a difference. Again, it’s all thanks to YOU!!

We will be adding a lot of new features to the site this year, all with the intention of getting you even more involved and taking the level of fun up a notch! In the meantime, here is a message to you from each one of us…

Richard Darell @Minervity, Developer and Founder

“How do you compress a whole year worth of gratitude and appreciation into one short message? It’s simple really, you can’t! No matter how much I would like to thank each and every one of you who constantly return to find out what’s new here on Bit Rebels, it’s simply impossible.

Instead, I want to thank you by promising you that we will do everything we can to give you even more of ourselves throughout 2011. We have a whole boatload of updates and upgrades that we will roll out this year, and I dare say that you will become a much greater part of Bit Rebels than you already are. I salute you for the constant support! Without you there would be no us. Thank you!”

Misty Belardo @mistygirlph, Writer/Coordinator

“I send my heartfelt gratitude to all our wonderful readers who inspire us to come up with exciting, funny and interesting articles everyday! It is because of you that we write with our hearts. May you continue to enjoy and share Bit Rebels!”

Diana Adams @adamsconsulting, Writer/Assistant to Richard Darell

“I will never forget the day that my best friend on Twitter, @mistygirlph (above), sent me a direct message on Twitter that said, “Hey, do you want to write for Bit Rebels?” I thought about it for about 30 seconds and then sent back a message back that said, “Sure.” Little did I know what a life changing decision that would be!

Richard, Misty and I have never met. We only know each other through Twitter and Facebook. We are living proof that anything can happen in social media! It’s magical really. Misty will be moving to the States this week, and I’m counting the minutes until I can fly to her new city and meet her for the very first time. You know the moment we meet after working together everyday and sharing stories together on Twitter for over a year and a half, will be filled with best friend hugs and tons of happy tears and laughter.

Thank you to all of you who allow us to keep coming back and share more of ourselves with you each day. Aside from the birth of my son, this has truly been the best adventure I’ve ever had in my life. I really do think of our readers as part of my family, and I love you dearly!”

This picture was just taken a few days ago, but now, this exact place is covered in snow!

Thank you again for enriching our lives! We are forever grateful to you, and we wish you a year full of geeky giggles, new gadgets and lots of smiles!

Image Credit: [marekuliasz / Shutterstock]