From time to time, I take a gander at WordPress “Freshly Pressed” pages. Like tonight when I happened to see that another blogger had listed FP on her blogroll. The pages seemed endless. I don’t think I got past 9 or 10 of them. Each one contained 10 or more blogs, recognized as being the best on any given day. I think I perused the guidelines for winning a coveted spot once, but decided I couldn’t recommend my own blog. The Catholic nuns who’d taught me humility would surely roll over in their graves. God bless their souls, and mine for even thinking of self-aggrandizement.
But more importantly it seems a blogger must jump through certain hoops to be chosen. Can’t remember what they all were, but at my age, and with my limited knowledge of technical wizardry, I’m certain I wouldn’t make it through all the hoops. My arthritic back would give out. It’s like when I watch all those reality TV talent shows. I give the thousands who show up to audition a mountain of credit. I could do equally poorly as most of them, but they have one thing I don’t have…guts! Sometimes I must admit to many looking like idiots. But hey! To each his own; whatever makes their world go ’round.
So back to FP. For the life of me, and it’s getting shorter by the hour, though I’m in no hurry, I’ll never, ever in a million years figure out how to get on that moving locomotive. And I’ll soon be looking down the gun barrel of my 62nd birthday, so there’s no hope in h—k that I’ll be able to throw myself onto the train as it speeds by my hobbit hole.
So I wish all those with membership into the exclusive Freshly Pressed club a no-holds barred, hearty congratulations! I’m glad someone hits the lottery every day. “You’ve gotta be in it to win it,” as the saying goes. And those bloggers are obviously doing something right. I applaud their efforts, because blogging is hard work. But those of us with a passion…
reap its rewards…even when it’s not an FP award of recognition …hugmamma.
Loved your post, and your blog…yeap, it’s really a mystery… but, hey, why take the fun out of it? let the lottery run its daily duties… :o)
Congratulations on your “freshly pressed” thoughts! They actually brought me to your blog, so, talk about marketing well your posts!!!! :o)
Take care, Raquel, from sunny and almost-flooded Recife, Brazil
Glad one of my ideas paid off in bringing you to my blog. Competing with you young folk in attracting readers is not easy. I’m so behind the times when it comes to music, dress, technology. So I really appreciate your visiting my blog, and taking the time to leave a comment. hugs for that. 🙂
(Like the new layout – love the header)
My little grandkitty, Misha, as a toddler. The frame is being held by a stork…it got cut out of the picture.
Just think, though, if we aren’t ‘freshly pressed’ we are EXCLUSIVE! SPECIAL!
I love your freshly pressed posts, Keep ’em coming!
You’re right! I think it’s rewarding to have friends like you visit and share comments. Don’t really need a million viewers who are just stopping by before taking off again for the next best thing. Although once…would be great. Just to see how it feels. But I don’t feel lucky that way. I’d probably be luckier in Vegas…at least at the quarter machines. 🙂
It’s seems like almost impossible to get into the Freshly pressed circle ! I don’t know how WordPress choose them actually, that’s a mistery ! : )
I don’t think we need spend too much time wishing for what’s nearly impossible. There are soooo many blogs out there, literally hundreds of thousands, if not millions. Better we stick to what we’re doing…making friends. 😉
Freshly pressed you are!!! well done so whats the secret now that you’ve figured it out?? congratulations..
From your mouth to WordPress’s ears. My post is only on their blog about “freshly pressed.” It’s not on “the” Freshly Pressed page. But thanks so much for nominating me. I’m deeply honored and hope to live up to the recognition you’ve bestowed upon me. 🙂
Those of us not in, should definitely do our own thing, and so I nominate you. Even though I’ve yet to get to your blog. But I definitely will, promise. First I have to do my next post on “addictions,” like to blogging. And then I have to walk Mocha. And then I have to pull weeds. Now those things I’m not addicted to, unfortunately.
hugs for stopping by…and leaving a comment…means a lot. 😉