Merry Christmas! The crew at the Art of Manliness will be taking the coming week off to spend time with family and reboot before the new year. So we won’t be publishing anything new on the site until January. But for those of you who still need an AoM fix while we’re away, we’ve put together this recap of 2014 on the Art of Manliness.
Let’s take a look at the big AoM happenings of the year.
Most Popular Posts Based on Traffic
April: How to Tuck in a Shirt
September: Love is All You Need
Of course traffic isn’t the only measure of the worth of an article. Here are some of our personal favorites from this year:
Series on Reviving Blue Collar Trade Work (to be continued in 2015!)
The AoM Archives
If the above articles aren’t enough to satiate your AoM appetite, I highly recommend browsing through our archives. We have over 2,300 articles in there waiting to be discovered.
In addition to all the written content that you can find here on the site, we also produce a video each week. You’ll find how-tos and more philosophical videos geared to helping you become a better man. You can find all our videos on YouTube. While you’re there, make sure to subscribe to our channel so you get updated as soon as we publish a new video.
Here are a few of my favorite videos we put out this year:
I had a lot of great guests on the podcast this year. One of my goals in 2015 is to improve the sound quality and bring on even more useful and interesting guests.
If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend subscribing to the AoM Podcast. It’s a great way to get your AoM fix while commuting or working out.
Here are a few of my favorite episodes from this past year:
Other Art of Manliness Projects in 2014
Besides our regularly scheduled content, we also launched a few large projects:
New Site Redesign. Back in June we did a complete overhaul of the site. It’s now mobile and tablet friendly. Due to popular demand, we’re also working on an app that will be out in several months.
Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Life Skills in 31 Days. We took a series of blog posts on basic life skills that we did back in 2012 and turned it into a book. It’s available in paperback on Amazon and in our store. You can find e-book versions for Kindle, iBooks, and Nook. We also have an .ePub version.
New Art of Manliness Products. We launched several new products in the AoM store including:
- A manly coffee mug so hefty that you could use it to kill a man
- Safety razor, badger brush, shaving soap, and shaving mug
- Straight razor and strop
- A leather journal inspired by Ben Franklin’s virtue chart
- Tie bar and lapel pin
A Thank You to Art of Manliness Readers
We’re coming up on our seventh birthday this January! We work as hard as we can every year to create useful, interesting content that both entertains and inspires. Thank you to every single reader who has supported our efforts by subscribing to the site and sharing our content with others. We wouldn’t be here without you dedicated “evangelists of manliness.” Thank you most of all to everyone who took a few minutes out of their day this year to share a kind word of appreciation with us. Such encouragement really means the world.
We’ll be back in January for another year with y’all. Til then, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
What are your favorite Art of Manliness articles from the past year? (Or of all time?)