Have you ever written a post you just knew would get Freshly Pressed?
It happened to me once.
I just had that feeling.
One night, I got out of bed, unable to sleep. I checked my email and the WordPress Weekly Challenge caught my eye: ‘From Mundane to Meaningful.’
I wrote about a slice of my life from earlier in the day, and just knew.
I kept checking my email, and there was nothing.
That Friday, I went to a meeting. I was about to start a new contract as a media spokesperson on something I’d been volunteering for, and was going to learn the talking points.
But… the news had broken the day before, and I hit the ground running with three television interviews that afternoon. We set up a ‘command center’ of sorts and launched what would be five, long weeks of intense, political, stressful, controversial, non-stop advocacy.
That day, I checked my email… “Congratulations! Your post was Freshly Pressed!”
I was thrilled. But what could I do about it? I tried to respond to comments the next day, but all momentum was lost. A few days later, after I appeared on our local NPR station, I privatized by blog. I stopped posting for a couple months. I was so nervous about being harassed and things I’d posted being used to try to ruin my reputation. It was a nerve-wracking time.
Since then, I’ve gotten back to blogging, more frequently than before. I’ve made some blogging friends, and writing here has become second-nature.
It hasn’t happened, but something better has: a group of loyal readers who visit and comment and encourage. It’s amazing.
Share those posts here! Paste them or ping back. I want to read them!
In fact, I will reblog them: Kylie Pressed.
- Being Freshly Pressed Ruined My Blogging Experience. (sitdownatatypewriterandbleed.wordpress.com)
- A conversation in which I let go of freshly pressed. (mypresentself.wordpress.com)
- Press Release from the NBFP (gogreygirl.wordpress.com)