When I started this website a little over 2 years ago (after 2½ years of researching into Helen Barton), I really just wanted to raise the profile of women in history and provide female role models in all sorts of fields (other than the celebrity culture that seems so prevalent these days)
I started my Birthdays list by looking for a notable woman for every day of the year and it started as just a list. Next I added links to websites that gave more information - seemed daft not to share the brilliant stories I was finding. Then I found it impossible to stick to just one woman for each day so, if someone interesting came up I'd add her too. Then I counted them and decided it wouldn't be too much more work to get to 500. Now I'm aiming for 1000. It'll take a while but I love finding out about all these amazing women.
The other page I'm working on started as an item for Black History Month. Again, a work in progress. Each woman will have a mini-profile and a photo so it's a little more in depth than the Birthdays list. It's quite fun to do and, I think, looks good on the page. Then I was uncomfortable with what constitutes "black" - what about Chinese women, Japanese etc? - so I've changed it to "women of colour" and hope this suits better.
Updating the Birthdays and Women of Colour pages will take me a while so I hope everyone will bear with me.
Once I've got all that done, I'm thinking that I'll add some tabs to group the women by "job", e.g. sports, science, reformers and so on.
I'm pleased to say that after over 2 years on the website and 4½ years researching, it's still giving me a big kick to find and share all these great women. Hope you enjoy browsing through it.