I will come right out and say it, “I love the Freshly Pressed section on WordPress.” But as much as I love their ‘picks’ of the day and the introduction to new or not so new bloggers, it also frustrates me just a little.
Some of the blogs picked are erudite, clever, and so perfectly put together it makes me shed a tear of envy. Others make me wonder whose biorhythms are shot when making that particular choice.
Seriously though I can usually see why they choose the ones they do. If not for content alone, the subject matter seems to be a major driver. Pictures also are a factor, although not a necessity, and if said pictures are taken by the owner of the post it’s even better.
I can well imagine that most, if not all, of the folks who contribute to the WordPress blogging community dream of getting their blog post exhibited on this prestigious wall.
I know I do.
It’s a bit of a silly thing to wish for. I only say that because I do not blog for praise or recognition or recompense (well, not yet anyway). I do love the immediacy of blogging. If someone ‘likes’ my post and hits the corresponding button I am happy. I have said this before in other blogs.
If I have more than ten people read a blog post (that is assuming that a ‘hit’ equates to a ‘read’) I am also very pleased. I have a very low expectation threshold.
I do, however, get annoyed when I try to leave a comment on a WordPress post that is ‘helping’ the community to adhere to certain practises or formats to help them to get Freshly Pressed and said comment never appears. These articles are very helpful actually. I had never put pictures in my earlier blogs on another site.
I can only think that my remarks, comments, or pithy observations are getting relegated to the spam bin. I’ve had problems with this before. One of my friends on another blog site, Tyson Carter from Head In A Vice told me that for some reason my remarks were getting posted to his spam folder. A problem I’ve encountered with other WP sites leaving comments on my channel.
So I must admit to a little frustration at the current situation. Not only am I waiting, not so patiently, for inclusion to this illustrious page, my comments aren’t even showing up. Comments, I might add, that are always congratulatory in nature.
So I will end this little diatribe with a thought that I wrote on the comment section of a WordPress post not too long ago.
Guys, I love your Freshly Pressed feature. I am however beginning to think that the only way I’m going to get one of my posts freshly pressed, is to take a steam iron to my laptop.
- What Makes a Post Freshly Press-able? The Frailest Thing (dailypost.wordpress.com)
- I was Freshly Pressed! Here’s Why. (communicateskills.com)
- Freshly Pressed’s Best Of July 2012 (en.blog.wordpress.com)
- What Makes a Post Freshly Press-able? The Frailest Thing (thebishopreview.com)
- I’ve Been Freshly Pressed and You Can Be, Too (ptbertram.wordpress.com)
- I’ve been Freshly Pressed! (destashio.wordpress.com)
- Freshly Pressed and why it’s good for you and your WordPress blog! (alexofarabia.wordpress.com)
- Happy Friday (Abuchon got FRESHLY PRESSED)!!! (abuchon.wordpress.com)
- Freshly pressed or freshly stressed? (wonderfullywired.wordpress.com)
- Congratulations! You Have Not Been Freshly Pressed Today! (clownonfire.wordpress.com)