Wow! It finally happened! Though in truth I never actually expected it.
Out of the blue last week, I got an email from WordPress telling me that one of my posts had been chosen to be featured on Freshly Pressed. I pretty much thought it was a hoax.
And since for a few days nothing seemed to happen, I started dismissing it. Though I was secretly kind of nervous.
But then, on Saturday morning, I woke up to find I had three hundred hits. Three hundred. My typical number per day is about two.
Naturally, I rushed over to Freshly Pressed, and sure enough, there at the top of the page was my post! It was like, super wow!
That Saturday, I got 885 hits. In June, for the entire month, I got 775.
Off the back of this one Freshly Pressed article, I got 100 comments, 72 new followers, countless likes, and met some new fellow bloggers that I would likely never have come across otherwise.
So I have two simple, enormous thanks to give.
- Thank you to WordPress for featuring my article. I was honored by your faith in my writing, and the consideration that other people would enjoy it.
- Thank you even more to every single person who stopped by, read, liked, commented and followed me. I am simply blown away by the support, the kindness, the thoughtful comments, and most of all the sheer number of you that have enjoyed what I had to say. Thank you, thank you so much!
And that’s really all I have to say this week. You are incredible – every single one of you!
14 thoughts on “Thought of the Week: Pandemonious Pumpkin Juice, Batman – I’ve Been Freshly Pressed!”
Thank you for sharing your experience! I am sure it must have felt too good!
Thank you! Now, back to being an unknown.
You will soon be recognized again =)
I certainly would like it!
Awesome job – excited for you!
I believe that nobody is becoming unknown on WP once they are freshly pressed.
Most of the bloggers I started to follow after being freshly pressed, are always in my Reader and I keep reading each post, each comment of each blogger. And I see, many people do so.
It is the best way of socializing for me. Less conversation, more reading with a freedom responding or not responding…
It is nice to find your blog now, another good blog making me happy after reading 🙂
I’m glad to satisfy! It has been overwhelming, the number of people who’ve followed me based on this post.
Now I just hope I don’t disappoint!
That’s awesome! (Though, for my real feelings of green-faced jealousy, see my comment on Natasha’s blog when SHE got freshly pressed. 😉 ) Seriously, though–congratulations!
Thank you! I used to be pretty jealous, too; I always assumed Freshly Pressed was for ‘professional’ bloggers.
Hey…maybe I should become a professional blogger.
There’s a thought!
Congratulations! This is awesome news!
Grate dude! Now don’t let it go to your head. That’s what the Best Seller list is for. :p
I’m already on the best seller list of books that I’ve written – who cares about the New York Times?