If you haven’t yet stumbled across a remarkable blog called 1000 Awesome Things, you may want to check your internet connection. Each weekday since June 2008, blogger Neil Pasricha has been celebrating one undeniably awesome thing everyone knows. Not awesome like the Hindenburg explosion awesome, but awesome like the first shower you take after not showering for a really long time awesome. Or the moment at the concert when the crowd figures out what song they’re playing awesome.
Neil has an incredible knack for identifying the tiny unsung miracles that make our lives glimmer, so it’s no surprise he’s struck a chord with a lot of people. 1000 Awesome Things has featured on such media heavyweights as CNN, CBC Radio, the BBC, Wired Magazine, and a humbling list of others.
Back in May, I wrote a post about three notable blogs, one of which was Neil’s. He paid a visit to Raptitude, apparently liked what he saw and dropped me a line, and we’ve been back-and-forthing ever since.
This April, Neil and his awesome things will emerge in book form as THE BOOK OF AWESOME, and he’s giving a few lucky Raptitude readers a chance to win their very own autographed copy. And not a Lotto 649 kind of chance, a seriously decent chance.
Here’s how it works:
To commemorate the April 15 release of THE BOOK OF AWESOME, I will be conducting a short interview with Neil.
I have often remarked that Raptitude’s readership is one of the most thoughtful and interesting groups of people in these parts of the internet, and Neil agrees. So we’ve decided to let YOU interview Neil.
I am seeking a few (3-5) interesting, intriguing or otherwise AWESOME questions to ask Neil during the interview. Send your question to me (one question only please) and I’ll pick my interview questions from the entries I receive. I’m looking for questions that will make for an awesome interview, so be creative.
If I use your question, you will receive your very own copy of THE BOOK OF AWESOME, autographed by Neil himself. You do not have to be in the US or Canada either. As long as you have an address, he will mail it right to you, even if you live in Yemen or Panama.
The interview will appear on Raptitude on Thursday April 15, the day of the book’s release.
The contest starts today, and I will accept entries up to midnight Sunday, February 21 UPDATE: Contest extended to March 8! Hurrah!
Send your question here! Please put the word “awesome” somewhere in the subject line, and include only your question and your name. One entry per person. And keep it awesome.
If you have a problem with the contact form, let me know via Twitter or in the comments below and I’ll get it sorted out.
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