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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!

Laura-Lee

9 Responses to this post.

  1. perfectperfectionist's Gravatar

    Posted by perfectperfectionist on 07.11.10 at 10:32 am

    Interesting! I’d always wondered how Freshly Pressed was selected. And congrats again :)

  2. hunter71's Gravatar

    Posted by hunter71 on 07.11.10 at 10:32 am

    Thank you for the information…I was wondering how it worked. Hunter71 http://www.hcrproducts.com

  3. closetburner's Gravatar

    Posted by closetburner on 07.11.10 at 10:32 am

    Thank you thank you thank you for all that you are doing!! And also, congrats on the feature. Can’t wait to see how far you go with all this!!

  4. huffygirl's Gravatar

    Posted by huffygirl on 07.11.10 at 10:32 am

    I’m following the “how to get featured” guidelines, and still no cigar. Sigh…

  5. ruth currah's Gravatar

    Posted by ruth currah on 07.11.10 at 10:32 am

    Wow, I am techno challenged and I need people like you. Do you have a Idiot Guide version, perhaps a Complete and Utter Imbecile’s Guide to Social Media?

  6. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 07.11.10 at 10:32 am

    Ha, ha. Thanks for swinging by. I love your website and the way you write.

    Perhaps we can swap books. I could use one on psychology that provides me with metaphorical training wheels and a big push in the right direction.

  7. Andrew M.'s Gravatar

    Posted by Andrew M. on 07.11.10 at 10:32 am

    This is great. Thanks for sharing your experience and continuing to write great material.

  8. Marty Pacn, Callduty3's Gravatar

    Posted by Marty Pacn, Callduty3 on 07.11.10 at 10:32 am

    Nice Site! I love the header! It is really well done! Oh, and do not forget to click my name and please get me on freshly pressed! My site is amazing!

  9. lauraleewalker's Gravatar

    Posted by lauraleewalker on 07.11.10 at 10:32 am

    Hi, thanks for swinging by and for commenting. I’m happy you like the post. I don’t make the decision who gets featured on Freshly Pressed, but best of luck. I’ll have my fingers crossed for you. Your site has a very lively, fun feel to it. That’s great!

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