The Awesomer is a daily blog filled with awesome stuff for awesome people. Initially conceptualized as a gadget shopping blog, it’s now more or less a massive repository for whatever we find interesting. We’re like that closet that you throw everything into, albeit a bit more organized, and minus the ratty tee you’ve worn since freshman year.
In short, The Awesomer samples a bit of everything – from gadgets to cars, from clothing to video games. The more interesting/funky/goofy, the better.
How We Do It
The Awesomer’s content is sourced the old fashioned way: each day, we peruse thousands of stories and visit hundreds of blogs, online stores and social media sites in an effort to find the very best “stuff.” We also receive numerous submissions from our own readers via our Suggest Link form.
A Few Traffic Statistics
Curating every post by hand is time consuming, but it’s paid off: after launching in August 2008, The Awesomer is averaging over 4.6 million pageviews and 2.1 million visits per month, with an exceptionally high repeat visitation and time on site. 69% of our visitors are male, 67% are between the ages of 18-49, and 81% are from the US, Canada, UK and Australia. (Stats as of March 31, 2012).
To date we’ve posted nearly 20,000 stories. We’ve been linked from such respected sites as Gizmodo, Boing Boing, PC Magazine, Technabob, DVICE, Destructoid, Neatorama, NotCot, SlashGear, Ubergizmo, Geeky Gadgets, TheForce.net, The PreSurfer and Basement.org.
On Clarity, Transparency and Community
The Awesomer is about clarity: every post is short and sweet, with clearly marked outgoing links. If it’s a product, we provide a price and/or a link to the relevant website; if we find a story elsewhere, we always credit the source.
Any items we receive for review are only included if they meet our strict editorial guidelines, and any sponsorships always clearly indicated. We figure the more transparent we are, the easier it’ll be for you, our valued reader, to find exactly what you want. Click here to read our full disclosure statement.
We know we’re not perfect, which is why we allow you to “Like” a post. This allows us to iteratively refine our selections and find only the most awesome things. We also encourage you to contact us with any suggestions, comments or corrections.
A Special Thank You
The Awesomer’s concept was inspired by excellent sites like NotCot and Uncrate, and it is before them we prostrate ourselves. Without you, we’d all be leafing through K-Mart mailers and painting on the ceilings of stone caves.
We also wish to thank our dear readers, for whom we’ve created this site and to whom we owe its existence. From messages of support and bug fixes to suggested links, you help to shape this site and inspire us to deliver ever-more relevant and awesome content. Kudos to all of you!