May The Fourth be with you!

It’s STAR WARS DAY, and coincidentally, a year since I’ve resumed the blog.

To celebrate this day the blog will be posting non-stop Star Wars content.

This should be put above all male toilets

Just a quick recap of what’s happened over the past year.

1) We have gotten back to having 1,000 – 1,300 views a day!

Hovering at the 1,000 – 1,300 view / day mark

This is an incredible feat, considering there was a 5 month shut-down. Hopefully everyone who used to follow the blog is back with us. The sad thing is that a lot of that traffic comes from a single post (the walk-through for Doodle God). The goal however will be to maintain (and improve) that traffic to what I managed to reach in 2014 (total year view count of 536,042 = 1,468 views per day).

Look at that dent where I did the shut down
The Yearly stats, with 2014 = half a million views.

2) I’ve been slowly restoring the old content.

Simpson’s “Food Chain”

One of the nice things to learn is that although I did a fantastic job of removing the old blog posts, all of the media from that content was lurking in the backend. Now I have a fun of looking over the 3,447 media items and seeing what has already been posted. You might get the occasional bombardment of posts if you follow via RSS or other places, but I’ll turn off the facebook link for those old content so you don’t get swamped. I’m just going to back date the posts so if you browse anything from 2015 and earlier, that’s old content I’ve restored!

3) Editorial content (original content)

I’ve been generating and sharing some original content via the Editorial Section where I’ve included some more personal items.

4) More Reviews coming

As part of my drive for writing more editorial content, I’m also going to be sharing my restaurant reviews. Most of these will be Sydney-based locations, but could be elsewhere. I did a review of a fantastic restaurant in Canberra, and I’m also considering giving some insight into products, apps, other things I’ve used to share my opinions of them.

5) Recommend the blog to a friend, follow on Facebook

One thing I’d really appreciate is if you could recommend the blog to some friends or people that might enjoy the content that I’m posting. I have created a Facebook Page that is a really easy way to keep up to date with the latest posts, but also provides you with an easy way to SHARE or TAG your friends. For example, know someone that is a little competitive or loves Rick & Morty? You can just tag’em and hopefully they’ll start to follow the blog. Also, there are some things that I share only on the facebook page as a mini-treat (pun-for-example not intended) for those that have LIKED the page and follow it.

 

This should be put above all male toilets

Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer

Whilst everyone is very excited about the release of the official teaser for “Star Wars Episode 8 – The Last Jedi”, there was another trailer release that should also cause Star Wars fans to be excited. A New Battlefront game! From the looks of it, it’ll span quite a few eras… and shows events right after The Return of the Jedi.

The best 15 posts of 2016

I decided to hand pick what I think were the best posts on the blog in 2016. If you click on any of the images it’ll lead you to that post (in a new tab), alternatively, the URLS to each post are listed at the end.

 


15. IT Crowd – People, what a bunch of bastards (Gif)

The IT Crowd is one of my all time favourite shows, and is something everyone should watch. This gif is perfect for a wide array of uses.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/05/28/it-crowd-people-what-a-bunch-of-bastards-gif/

 


14. Let your reputation speak for itself.

This powerful message / image is great because not only is a strong message about work ethic/hard work… but it also ties really well back into pop culture with John Wick;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/12/13/let-your-reputation-speak-for-itself/


13. Love Star Wars

You all know how much I love Star Wars… and this image sums up that feeling pretty well;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/12/09/love-star-wars/

 


12. Collection of Awesome is back!

So, big guess as to why I included this post in my best posts of 2016… well it should be obvious. In May 2016 I decided to re-launch the blog. You can read all about it via the link or by clicking on the icon below;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/05/04/collection-of-awesome-is-back/

 


11. Take a nap (Evil Kermit)

I really liked the Evil Kermit meme that came out in 2016 and this one in particular really spoke to me.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/11/29/take-a-nap-evil-kermit/

 


10. Tech Support – Husband 1.0 is not working as expected

Often you’ll hear about wives complaining about their husbands, this brilliant back and forth is great. It’s well worth the read.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/11/24/tech-support-husband-1-0-is-not-working-as-expected/

 


9. Hero firefighter saves life with incredible resuscitation (Gif)

When I saw this gif of a firefighter saving the life of this toddler with this incredible resuscitation I had to share it.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/11/11/hero-firefighter-saves-life-with-incredible-resuscitation-gif/

 


8. This is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause (gif)

When I first posted this back in May 2016 I joked that we could all post/share this if Donald Trump was elected President… little did I know we would all need this come November;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/11/09/this-is-how-liberty-dies-with-thunderous-applause-gif/

 


7. How to care for a sad person

This whole comic strip is just really cute and perfect. Sometimes we have to help out someone who is sad, and these steps would really help cheer someone up;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/10/26/how-to-care-for-a-sad-person/

 


6. Bojack Horseman – Rose-coloured glasses

Sometimes comedy TV shows can have profound moments. This scene from Bojack Horseman is one of those moments.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/10/03/bojack-horseman-rose-coloured-glasses/

 


5. Glass Shark comin’ for you (MBMBaM)

I am a massive My Brother, My Brother, and Me (MBMBaM) podcast fan. I wish I could convert everyone I know to the show because it is so great / funny. This is just one of their random moments… seriously check them out and get back to me… I’ll wait!

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/07/19/glass-shark-comin-for-you-mbmbam/

 


4.  Two-Face no longer wants his Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Poor Samsung… the problems with the Galaxy Note 7 have meant they’ve lost face in the tech world… and this meme/image takes that joke literally.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/10/13/two-face-no-longer-wants-his-samsung-galaxy-note-7/

 


3. How to Drive Across the U.S. Hitting all the Major Landmarks efficiently

This post from June was just really cool. I want to do a massive roadtrip across the USA and I’m glad that someone took the time and effort to map out the more efficient route to do that;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/06/15/how-to-drive-across-the-u-s-hitting-all-the-major-landmarks-efficiently/

 


2. Ben’s head is filled with useless information

This is technically something I posted a while ago, but I really liked it because we all know a friend like this… and it is also relevant because it’s BEN.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/05/21/bens-head-is-filled-with-useless-information/

 


1. CollectionofAwesome’s 2016 – a year in review

I have always wanted to do a yearly recap, but focus on the parts of the year that I liked. I spent a lot of time on this, and I really hope people liked it. Please check it out and let me know what you think (or share it!)

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/12/26/collectionofawesomes-2016-a-year-in-review/

 


 

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my hand-picked selection of posts from 2016. Let me know if you liked this, thought other posts were more worthy… happy to hear from you.