Apr 11 2012

The End of Awesomeness


The very first post to What I Learnt Today was about Neil Pasricha’s “1000 Awesome Things”.

On June 28, 2008, Neil posted his first awesome thing, Number 1000, “The Brocoflower“.What an ambitious undertaking – not 10, not 100, but 1000!

The countdown has ben maintained every weekday since then. Neil’s blog was an inspiration to this blog, and has been a stawalt of Emaildigest. The site has auspiced two books and been featured in all major media networks.

Awesome Thing 780 Squeezing through a door as it’s shutting without touching it


Awesome Thing 438 Your almost name – What your parents were going to call you but didin’t.

At the time of our first post, on January 1st 2011, Neil was up to Awesome Thing #341 – “Saying See you next year!’ to everyone on new year’s eve and then laughing hysterically

Awesome Thing #11 Driving through your old neighborhood and stopping to see the house you grew up in

We are now up to Awesome Thing #8 Looking back, smiling and saying thanks. There is just one week to go.

Neil writes –

This is the end, beautiful friend.

Late next week 1000 Awesome Things will hit #1 and we’ll have finished four years counting down one awesome thing every weekday. So… like Luke Skywalker’s triumphant final battle against the Fish Monsters, the Jamaican bobsled team’s mighty last-second push to capture gold in ’88, and Milli Vanilli’s final sold-out show in Wembley Stadium, so too is my time writing about awesome things climaxing in one last blaze of glory

What will make it to Awesome Thing #1?

What is your favourite Awesome Thing?

What I Learnt On 11th April in other years

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