Thursday, April 15, 2010

1000 Awesome Things is just a time-ticking countdown of 1000 awesome things. Launched June, 2008 and updated every weekday. Coming out as 400-page hardcover The Book of Awesome

1000 Awesome Things is just a time-ticking countdown of 1000 awesome things. Launched June, 2008 and updated every weekday. Coming out as 400-page hardcover The Book of Awesome in April, 2010.








Some thoughts and reviews from around the horn:



“1000 Awesome Things might be described as optimism for the rest of us. Sunny without being saccharine, it’s a countdown of life’s little joys that reads like a snappy Jerry Seinfeld monologue by way of Maria Von Trapp.” – The Vancouver Sun



“Laugh-out-loud funny, tinged with just enough sarcastic nostalgia…” – Wired.com



“Consumer angst has turned western civilization into a morass of grumpy old men moaning about shoddy battery life of iPhones or the annoying omnipresence of accident claims adverts when you just want to watch a daytime quiz show. So sometimes, it’s nice to remind yourself of life’s sweeter side and the pleasures to be had from the small things — like peeling the thin plastic film off new electronic gadgets or sneaking your own cheap snacks into the cinemas. 1000 Awesome Things deserves its recent Webby Award; life really is awesome after all.” – The Guardian



“Strangely heartwarming… perfect for rainy days.” – The New Yorker



“1000 Awesome Things is the #1 awesome website.” – Frank Warren, PostSecret



“Laugh out loud. You feel like you’ve thought of these things a thousand times but just haven’t stopped to write them down.” - BBC South America



“A lovingly beautiful blog. It’s like being a three- or four-year-old and looking at the world for the first time again. Read it and you’ll feel good about being human.” – Jim Hedger, Host of Webcology, Webmaster radio



“Unrelentingly optimistic without being sappy. It’s less about awesome things than it is about seeing the awesomeness of the everyday.” – The Toronto Star



“Cool Site of the Day!” – The Kim Komando Show, #1 Weekend Talk Radio Show in the US



“One of the Top 100 Web sites of 2009.” – PC Mag



“One of the Top 50 Blogs of 2009.” – PC Mag



“Given the hectic nature of our lives, it’s easy to overlook the little things that make it all worthwhile. Thank goodness we’ve got this new site to remind us of life’s small pleasures. They’re just getting started with the list but we’ve already identified a few favorites including that pile of assorted beers left in your fridge after a party, locking people out of the car and pretending to drive away, and finding money you didn’t even know you lost. – The Record (San Joaquin County Daily Newspaper)



“A simple but brilliant idea.” - Fox News



“… the most optimistic, sunny blog online. You have to test your cynicism against this affirmation of all things and see if you can actually handle it.” – CBC Radio



“Sleeping in your own bed after a long trip, being able to carry all the groceries from the car in one swoop, that miracle of science when the amount of toilet paper left on the toll is the exact amount you need – these are just some of the quietly awesome things in life at 1000 Awesome Things.” – Mental Floss



“Best of 2009.” - All My Faves





“Geeksugar website of the day! Who doesn’t need a daily dose of awesome? From the surprising (#765: Thinking it’s Thursday when it’s really Friday) to the simply satisfying (#727: Letting go of the gas pump at just the right moment), the pain-relieving (#920: Getting the eyelash out of your eye) to small victories (#791: Getting the armrest at the movies), the site features new awesomeness every day.” – Geeksugar



“1000 Awesome Things should put itself on the list of 1000 Awesome Things. I’d hit it.” – Cheezburger Ben Huh, I Can Has Cheezburger? & FAIL Blog



“1000 Awesome Things is where the modern world stops to smell the roses.” – Ben Mercer, CFRB 1010



“Reading your blog always brings a smile to my face & I feel like I am talking to you.” - Email from author’s mother, January 12, 2009



“One of the best Pop Culture Blogs on the Internet.” - Make Five, “The Best Pop Culture Blogs”



“This site details hundreds and hundreds of awesome things — from strategic trick-or-treating to barbecue lighters. Stop by to see what’s awesome today.” – The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “Laughs”



“1000 Awesome Things is a case study on how to create an amazing contribution to the blogosphere. ” – Wikinomics, “How to build an amazing blog”



“1000 Awesome Things is absolute, pure joy.” – Q107, Calgary, Alberta, “The Terri and Patti Show”



“There’s something riveting about 1000 Awesome Things that makes you want to keep coming back. Aside from the great humor, it reminds you of the little things in life, and how awesome they can be.” – Zen Habits, Leo Babauta



“Internet humor is basically pissing all over things just for the sake of pissing on them, even if they don’t particularly deserve it. Fake outrage gets a little wearisome. 1000 Awesome Things, on the other hand, is taking the road less traveled and showing that loving things can be just as funny as hating them.” – Man vs. Clown!, Peter Lynn





“Some of the things are totally random, others make you say, “YES! That IS awesome!” No matter what the topic, though, I am just intrigued to see someone being so consistently clever, and committing to it for 1000 posts. Awesome!” – Much More Than Mommy

1 comment:

上宜俊宇芳心 said...

一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。......................................................