2 Million Views

“The blog has reached 2 millions views! Here is a special post in celebration!” – Insanity540

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1. Editoral – “How we got here”

Back in 2008, at 1:00am I made a decision to start a blog. Why? because I wanted somewhere to dump/share some of the hilarious stuff my friends and coworkers were sending me. At first.. we started off small. It was on the blogger platform (which is good for beginners.. .but lacks features IMO). When I made the jump to WordPress in October 2009, we were averaging 1,000 views a month. I featured mostly demotivational posters, as they were all the rage at the time and I had a fondest for Cyanide & Happiness comics (who doesn’t?).

It wasn’t until February 2010 that we really committed to the idea of “1 new post per day”. In fact, there were periods where I was posting 2-5 items a day. Whilst it was great to share so much, it was tough to maintain and took a toll. 2010 was a great year where the average view count per day jumped from ~90 in January to over 1,000 views by November. That was a great amount of growth.

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At the end of March 2013 I decided to change the blog branding from Benisawesome.net to Collectionofawesome.com – this was done for a few reasons; I wanted a .com URL, I could have twitter/facebook sites, and I was hoping that I could get some additional authors / contributors.

Since then I’ve been trying to make sure there is at least 1 new item per day.

And now, at 2 million views… I’ve actually figured out that I can share a voice via an “Editorial” post rather than just posting it under ‘Personal’.

2. New menu items

The other day I was looking at what items were listed under the menu and thought… man, I really could fix this up by giving specific menu links to reoccurring content. So I picked some of my favourite reoccurring content and enacted the change. I even tried to hint at it via Twitter… to see if anyone would notice.

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The ‘Editoral’ posts are the OC from the site… things that I’ve written directly or relate to something I want to share. I may share recipes… quotes… that sort of thing.

3. Cleaning up the blog backend

I am always surprised to find what crazy tag’s I’ve put on posts and after 4 years I’ve amassed over 5,000 tags. I’ve gone through and deleted out ones that link nowhere… and will review the problematic ones to make it simpler to find the posts you are after. I’m also occasionally going through and fixing dead image links, deleting crappy posts or stuff that I feel is no longer relevant (don’t worry… I consider most of this stuff awesome so most of it will remain).

4. Sex Sells

It’s no secret that ‘Sex sells’ and on the blog I’m always amused to see what the “top searches” that lead to the blog are. I’m also acutely aware that the ‘Hot women’ section is delicate area that I will update on an infrequent basis… but I will look at posting to.

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Back in March 2014 I was very amused to learn that if you googled ‘Awesome Boobs’ that the blog was the #1 search result….

 

For while, we were the #1 search result on Google for ‘Awesome Boobs’ (click the link for my summary & some pics). We’ve slid to rank 4… but I’m not fussed.

5. Thank you

I wanted to share a big thank you to everyone that reads the blog!

6. What’s next?

I’m not certain, but I’d love to hear what you like … suggestions etc… please just tweet to the blog!

@C_O_Awesome