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The White House Digital Team Picks: Our Favorite Blog Posts of All Time

We just released the new face of the White House blog, and to commemorate the occasion, we've selected our favorite posts of all time. You'll want to check this one out.

We've got a bunch of pretty big nerds here in the Office of Digital Strategy — we get really excited about things like responsive design, intuitive scrolling, and RSS feeds. So, predictably, we're pretty thrilled about the recent revamp of our blog. To mark the occasion, we've put our heads together and selected some of our favorite posts from over the years. There's a lot of good stuff here — stuff even we had forgotten about — from the official recipes for White House honey ale and porter, to a handwritten essay by the President, to a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos from the President's travels.

And we want to know what else you want to see — whether it's wonky explainers from our economists, more charts explaining what "inversions" are and why they're bad, or photos of the White House dogs playing on the South lawn. Tell us your hopes and dreams for the White House blog here.

We're the team responsible for getting these posts out into the world — so you can consider this our private stock. Enjoy, share with a friend, and then come back tomorrow for more. 

The one that showcased our top 10 moments with the Vice President in 2014.

Rachel Koplow, Video Producer

Conner Adams wrote the President -- and he responded.

The one that opened up an inspiring exchange of letters between the President and Conner.

David Hudson, Associate Director of Digital Content


The one that told the story behind one of the White House's most-recognized artifacts.

Thomas Kelley, Senior Video Producer

The Obama family marches together in Selma, Alabama.

The one that went behind Pete Souza's lens to capture the President's visit to Selma, Alabama.

Ashleigh Axios, Creative Director

The one that that showed the difference we can make if we work together to reduce emissions
(with an animated GIF chart!).

Jillian Maryonovich, Senior Designer

The President writes a handwritten tribute to the Gettysburg Address.

The one that highlighted a handwritten reflection on the Gettysburg Address by the President.

Kori Schulman, Deputy Director of the Office of Digital Strategy

The one that released the official White House beer recipes.
(In response to a We the People petition!)

Adam Garber, Video Director

This is a pangolin.

The one that explained the President's historic trade deal while introducing the world to the Pangolin.

Tanya Somanader, Deputy Director of Digital Content

The one that announced our first-ever virtual "Big Block of Cheese Day," where White House officials took to social media for a day-long "open house."

Ken Meyer, Associate Director of Online Engagement

Close image of a honeybee

The one that gave you some cool photos and facts about the White House honeybees.

James Hobbs, Senior Designer

10 Questions with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

And my personal favorite:
The one that taught the world about the Surgeon General's dream of dunking on a regulation basketball rim.


Learn more about the blog redesign that we unveiled today — and tell us what you think!