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Three Years In: The Awesome Mitten by the Numbers

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Before the website launched, this was an initial logo idea…before I found the talented Trista Kempa & Daniel Greco  to design the logo for me.

We’re turning three on Friday, June 6th, 2014, and we have YOU to thank! I’m completely overwhelmed and honored by the continued support we have received from fellow passionate Michiganders (and those who just love The Mitten State).

When I started The Awesome Mitten, I wanted to create a place for people to discover all of the amazing things that happen in this great state. I wanted to encourage you, the reader, to discover new things happening in your town, as well as a few hours away. I think we’ve done that, and we’re going to continue to do that – with big things coming to help achieve that goal even more.

But let’s talk for a moment about what we’ve achieved thanks to you in the last three years:

  • Over 1,000,000 pageviews (ONE MILLION!!!)
  • Over 500,000 unique visitors
  • Active visitors from over 60 countries
  • 1,200+ posts from over 100+ contributors

What posts have been your favorites over the past three years? Well, you guys really have a thing for haunted places:

1.) The Ten Most Haunted Places in Michigan

2.) The Ten Most Haunted Places in Michigan Part 2

3.) Day 171: Michigan Made Gift Guide

4.) Day 241: Top 5 Places for Breakfast in Traverse City (According to a Local)

5.) 10 Awesome Things to Do Inside When It’s Cold

6.) Day 301: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

7.) Wisconsin: The Mitten State?

8.) Day 19: Fireworks Guide

9.) 7 Spectacular Upper Peninsula Views

10.) The Best Local Record Stores in Michigan

I never dreamed The Awesome Mitten would become what it is today. But now, more than ever, we’re determined to make it better for you! In an effort to keep producing great content that you want to read, we’re asking that you take a brief 10 question survey. You can take it anonymously or you can include your name and email at the end of the survey to be entered to win a boatload of Michigan goodies, including a Made in the Mitten box. We really hope you take the time to complete the survey, because without it, we’re just guessing at what you would like to see! So help us out, it’s much appreciated.

MittenLove - The Awesome MittenLast but certainly not least, in honor of our birthday, we’re rolling out It’s a place for YOU to contribute. Tag your posts with #MittenLove on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and they will appear on Head on over there and peruse the awesomeness that is our state, and share what you love on your favorite social network.


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