|Photo by Billie, 2004. Ignore that basket of laundry.|
Ten years, can you believe it? Back then, I was reviewing Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias, The Dead Zone and Lost. Five shows. We now have in-depth coverage of 75 shows, and that doesn't count premiere reviews, movie and book reviews, articles and columns. We keep adding new shows every year, too.
There are over 5,000 posts on Doux Reviews, and just over 30,000 comments. 30,000. Seriously! Nearly every post is a review or an article, and none of those comments are spam because we actively monitor every comment. We get 50,000 visits a month, nearly half of them unique. There are currently 14 active writers, and there's always room for more.
But screw the numbers. In every way that matters, Doux Reviews is a roaring success and I'm so incredibly proud of it. I love our writers. I love that so many of our readers feel at home here. We see many of the same people commenting -- smart, fun, interesting comments that add so much to the site. We read and enjoy every single comment. I get up in the morning and the first thing I do is check the activity on the site.
So I wanted to say thank you. Thank you to all of the writers, past and present, that have contributed their considerable efforts. Thank you to everyone who comes here to read reviews, post comments, and participate in discussions. And a special thank you to Josie Kafka, who has been actively co-managing the site with me since 2010. We spend a lot of online time together, and her contribution was, and is, invaluable.
Finally, since I have you here… I just wanted to announce that my personal life just changed in a big way, and my original site has returned. BillieDoux.com has just become my own personal blog, and my first post went up yesterday. I hope you'll stop by and check it out.