Good-Bye, 1000 Awesome Things
Tomorrow, one of my favorite WordPress blogs, 1000 Awesome Things, will come to an end. In 2008, Canadian Neil Pasricha–who describes himself as an observer, not a writer–began his blog as he was dealing with the end of his marriage and the suicide of a good friend. Every weekday since then, he has published “…a countdown of life’s little joys that reads like a snappy Jerry Seinfeld monologue by way of Maria Von Trapp.” (The Vancouver Sun). You can read a whole page full of praise for Pasricha’s unflinchingly optimistic observations here.
Pasricha decided to bring his blog to a close with thanks and reflection at the peak of success, as the third Book of awesome sits atop the National Bestseller list. He will be announcing the #1 and final Awesome Thing tomorrow night at a Canadian book store. Here are a few of my favorite posts:
Congratulations, Neil, and thanks for four years of Awesome!