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It’s hard to believe that Guylife has been around for a year. It seems like only last week that the call came from on high that we were “going live” on a certain date about 365 days ago. What followed was a week of scrambling, some hectic co-ordination between our editorial, tech, design, and product teams, and finally, we hit the “on” switch late one Friday evening.
And then...nothing. Till the next week, at least, when our links began to be promoted on Indiatimes.com and the world became aware that we existed. And then, like a flood, the traffic roared in. That May brought with it a series of firsts: our first Facebook “like,” our first Twitter retweet, our first post to hit 10,000, 50,000, and 100,000--and then even 200,000--views, our first comment spam, our first feedback, our first “you suck.”
Through it all, we learned. A little about ourselves, about the people we worked with, but most importantly about you: the reader. We learned about what you liked reading about, what you liked sharing, and how far we could push the limits of inappropriate humour before we precipitated a flood of “that’s in poor taste” comments.
We learned that you, obviously, love scantily-clad women. And cricket--you guys really like your cricket. But you also surprised us with the other things you were interested in: liquor, web-friendly biographies, Formula 1, food--and as soon as we figured that you wanted it, we make sure to bring you more of the same.
So from all of us here at Guylife: Harsh, Mandovi, Prashant, Ruchira, Mukesh, JD, and everyone else who’s had a hand in this incredibly busy, entertaining, and fun year, thank you.
p.s Watch this space; from tomorrow onwards, we’re going to bring you a week-long series of one-day contests. T-shirts, innerwear, ice-cream, movie merchandise, and much more--all up for grabs. Make sure you've liked us on Facebook and are following us on Twitter to get contest details as soon as we publish them.
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