Thought of the Week: Pandemonious Pumpkin Juice, Batman – I’ve Been Freshly Pressed!

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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