As Neil Pasricha posted the final awesome thing last night after the dizzying four-year countdown of the 1000 Awesome Things, there was a collective wave of emotion: happiness, amazingness, emptiness, anticipation, awesomeness! We have changed so much, the world has changed so much for the better, lives have been transformed forever.
As I stood in the Chapters in Toronto last night, listening to Neil present the last Awesome thing, he said that this would not be the end, but just the beginning.
So how do we keep it going? I know from my months of following the blog that there is a host of loyal followers of Awesome. I would like to hear your input on how we can give shape to this, to have a place to share, to move forward.
As one loyal commenter, Laura, wrote in the comments:
I agree, Freddo, we’ll need some sort of content, probably. Maybe we could take days. So we’ll need 31 people, at least, each of us with day, and it’ll be our jobs to come up with a topic o’ the day.
Ok, we can fine-tune the details about that in a bit … 😉
Anyway, really, maybe now that we don’t have someone doing all the leg-work for us (AKA thinking of and writing about awesome things), we could get a place to share anything awesome that happened to us recently and find/share awesome pictures/news from elsewhere on the Interwebs. Hmmm. We can keep thinking.
And as Bekah added:
We can start a blog and have access to it so we can post on it and then we’d all leave each other comments. Pictures, stories, our awesome thing of the day….. no trolls and no negative attitude allowed.
So with those general thoughts or guidelines in mind, what are your thoughts? How would you like to move forward?
I really like the idea of 31 posters writing an awesome thing a month that would be published as fresh content every day for us to comment on.
To tell you the truth, as a first time blogger this morning after being inspired by Neil last night, I am excited… but also daunted. He mentioned that 99% of blogs fail in the first week for lack of continuity, so I know I won’t be able to do this without your help.
So we are a community, a community of Awesome! Let’s hear some ideas.
Maybe for the first month we could do a top 30 rehash of the 1000 Awesome Things based on hits until we get our game together. What say you?