Within days after I began my so-called blogging career, my first post, Why I Hate Witty People was Freshly Pressed. Informed by email that I was now one of the dozen or so bloggers singled out every day by the wordpress.com staff to appear on what is, essentially, wordpress.com’s front page, I was honored, humbled and confused as hell as to how I got there.
I mean, I’m not related to anyone affiliated with the platform. If I’ve snogged any staff members, I don’t remember having done so – and it would have been a long time ago because I’m a married woman. Then again, if I did snog a staff member, I’m sure it was a really good kiss and, ummm, I’m sure I enjoyed it and don’t be hurt that I’ve forgotten you. I’m a naturally forgetful person. I swear. I also didn’t bribe anyone because wordpress.com was uninterested in trading my mother’s Avon doll collection for viral fame. Big mistake. One day, those dolls will be valuable.
January 25, 2013
Funnier In Writing has been Freshly Pressed…again! The rumors about me having, erm, acquired compromising photos of two WordPress editors have been greatly exaggerated. It was just the one. The Avon dolls are still available…
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Congrats! I had a similar experience with a music review I wrote (http://wp.me/pVGo3-in). I was like, “freshly pressed? is my blog a lemonade stand?”
I’ve been trying to figure out what it takes to be Freshly Pressed. I suspect that it has to do with luck, talent, and the sacrifice of an undisclosed number of virgin goats. Can’t be certain, though.
I’d go with either 3 or 7 virgin goats – both are Biblical numbers and the majority of people in this country are Christian. So I must assume that the majority of wordpress editors are also Christian…though wordpress editors are likely pretty liberal, so that may not be true. Anyway, 3 or 7 is as good as any other number.
I’ll try both. At different times, of course. Ten goats is clearly incorrect, and I wouldn’t want to over-egg the goat pudding.
I love you Cristy Carrington! But not in a vag kind of way, although I do love my vag. And not because I see my name IN LIGHTS up above. I love you because you’d let me borrow money and never say anything when I forgot to pay your back. Plus you’re awesome.
Awww, shit. I just remembered…you owe me money!
I so doubt you are lonely. Here goes – I’ve just nominated you for the Liebster award – and the size is respectable. Unfortunately it doesn’t come with wine or money. So sad. You may pick it up at:
You are so funny! And informative. I am brand spanking new to this WP site and clueless about what I’m doing. Let alone what ‘Newly Pressed’ meant. I thought it was a dry cleaning blog. My site is The Society for Recovering Doormats. Even though you’re clearly NOT a doormat, I think you’d enjoy it. Please stop by and let me know what you think!
OMG You are a hoot! I just met you 24-hours ago and I’m addicted! Let’s do real facetime soon…and I don’t mean via a iPhone 🙂
We will, Miss Susan. I can assure you of that!