Well with 2007 trying to get out of here so it can have a long awaited eternal nap and 2008 upon us, I felt like reflecting a bit on this last year. 2007 has been a pretty decent year for beawesomeinstead.com (henceforth called BAI). Since my first blog post on 9.22.2007 (Chuck Norris vs. SEO), BAI has had over 7500 hits! For those who have visited, Thanks. I’ve been meaning to mention it (and plan too in a future post) but my BAI uses a slightly modified version of the Link Love Plugin by Andrew Timberlake. I have constantly debated on a no follow vs. a do follow blog so as a test/compromise I decided to use this plugin. Any visitor who leaves more than 4 valid (not spam comments) will get some link love from BAI. It’s my way of saying thanks without totally committing to dofollow and the extra comment management that that entails. On that note, I wanted to mention that I try to reply to all comments and this blog will always try to do that a reward our readers. Moving on…

When I first started the site, I had plans to make How I Met Your Mother and Barney (in particular) the source of the blog. I wanted to post some other things too but mainly stick to that. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), the whole writers strike got me thinking about expanding my focus not just the awesomeness mentioned by Barney, but Awesomeness in general. We’ll see how that works in the coming year. I will still be talking about HIMYM, especially with the departure of Scrubs it will be the only awesome show on television….but I digress. I also got to guest post on notsoboringlife.com.

haven’t done too well for me. I think all total this year I made about $2.50 from Google (Yes, the decimal there was intentional).Get you a poster! I’ll be trying to find a way to increase that in the coming year and try to document and discuss anything pertinent and helpful.

Those who have been supporting the site seem to enjoy the mock up of Barney’s Awesomeness Poster that I did. In addition to the poster in the store there is also an Awesomeness mouse pad with the same look. Also quite popular. Feel free to check that out and add a little bit of Awesomeness to your rooms.


In case you missed them, here are the top 10 blog post from BAI for 2007.

  1. the Awesomeness poster – all you’ll ever want to know.
  2. Favorite Princess Bride character?
  3. Crazy vs. Hot
  4. 15 Great Tech Excuses
  5. the Music that makes the show
  6. Scrubs – My Growing Pains
  7. Inigo Montoya Tshirt
  8. Tootsie Rolls Make You Smarter
  9. Drum lessons online fit my schedule just fine
  10. Dell Star Power Commercial – Your Not Famous

This year I have plans to start two new blogs. I don’t want to divulge too much now but I have my reasons and will be sharing more in the future as well as keep sharing Awesome content here. If you were to see my drafts page you would cry…or laugh..or both. Either way, thanks for joining us here at BAI and keep joining us in the future. If you want to keep up try subscribing to my RSS feed: Be Awesome Instead Feed

Comments are always welcome. Cheers and Happy New Year!