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I was having trouble sleeping one night so I decided to blog. Blogging that night was akin to taking a sleeping pill and a vodka chaser. I was out.
I woke up next morning and noticed that two people had read my post. I looked back about half an hour later and about 1,700 people read my post.
I thought, oh no, something is wrong with WordPress’s stats function. Just as I was about to shoot off an email to WordPress staff to try to fix the situation, it dawned on me that if the stats were true it was highly likely that I received a lot of comments. Perhaps I had a horseshoe strategically placed somewhere in my body.
I saw a sea of comments and felt so very grateful that people had taken the time to read my post and felt inspired to leave a comment.
I didn’t realize why so many people read my post until I read a comment that congratulated me on being featured on Freshly Pressed, the homepage of WordPress.com. By the end of the following day over 10,000 people had read my blog. I couldn’t comprehend such numbers: my post had been translated in Spanish and Arabic and some people had integrated my post into their class curriculum.
I feel such a warm affinity towards my readers and look forward to reading their blogs, responding to their comments and learning from their experiences.
I wanted to know why my post was chosen to help my readers get posted on Freshly Pressed. My hunt lead me to an article called Five Ways to Get Featured on Freshly Pressed. I hope this helps.
My dear reader, what else do you think should be included when considering what articles get featured on Freshly Pressed?
Good luck to you all!