So, Apparently I’m Being Freshly Pressed…Do I Bring Out the Good China?

I’ve been in a little bit of a funk lately when it comes to my writing. I have been writing plenty, but I’m putting off editing. I have so much editing to do, it’s ridiculous. The blog has become one of my favorite things, when I have something to write about.

So I was pretty shocked when I checked my email this afternoon to find an email from WordPress telling me my last post had been selected for Freshly Pressed. I thought it was spam. After all, why would they pick me?

I’m assuming it’s legit, but I’m starting to panic a little. There’s going to be people reading this stuff. I mean, you guys who already read it are people, but you know what I mean…I mean, does WordPress know a few posts ago I wrote about Dean Martin’s ode to masturbating to underage girls?

Now I have all these thoughts in my head – do I need to do anything to the blog? Spruce it up, so to speak? I feel like when you get short notice that you’re having company on a Tuesday night, and there are dirty dishes in the sink and unfolded laundry laying around. I am not really sure what to expect. I guess we’ll see what happens…

Published by Kenneth Jobe

Kenneth Jobe is a writer, photographer, musician, and Native Californian living in the Midwest with his wife and son. His fiction has been published in Jitter, The Rusty Nail, Ghostlight: The Magazine of Terror, and the horror anthology Robbed of Sleep, Volume 2.

13 thoughts on “So, Apparently I’m Being Freshly Pressed…Do I Bring Out the Good China?

  1. Hi there!
    I’m glad your previous post was selected for Freshly Pressed – WordPress made a great choice!
    It was interesting and I liked the outcome. Simple conversations are indeed, being forgotten in the ever increasing tech world. When actually, they’re pretty valuable..
    Thank you.
    Regards, ZB

  2. Don’t change anything! The best blogs have that ‘lived in’ look. I like blogs that take me by surprise – just when you’re about to say ‘oh, it’s one of those blogs’, you see a post and get a ‘what the…?’ moment. Well done on the FP too.

    1. Thank you very much! It looks like I’m going to enjoy you blog as well. And I can almost guarantee if you root around here enough, you’ll probably find a post that will catch you by surprise.

  3. Enjoy the ride. Everything will skyrocket for a day or two (likes, readers, followers, e-mails) and then it’ll calm down. And you can also find “Featured On Freshly Pressed” logos to put up on your site — now you’re entitled! 🙂

  4. Congrads on being freshly pressed. I am curious at what point did that happen? Did you reach a plateau or pay a fee or what? Continue writing you have talent. And thanks for reading a couple of my blogs, I do appreciate it.

    1. It was completely out of the blue. I just started my blog back in February, and am still getting the hang of it. I have a hard time thinking of things to write about sometimes, and thought I could turn the power outage into a post. I published it last Tuesday, and the usual dozen or so people read it. Friday I got the email saying it had been picked for Freshly Pressed, and Sunday it was on the page. Definitely didn’t pay anything…I was barely willing to cough up the $13 to register the domain name. 🙂 So apparently they just scour WordPress for content at random.

      1. Thank you for the information. I know what you mean about what to blog about. Some things I thought would be absolutely read is barely looked at and then I do a fluff piece and everyone likes it. If you get chance look at Obituary which I believe is a good piece and then read Regrets which is a fluff piece. The fluff piece got more reads. I can not figure it out.

  5. You deserved it! Sometimes it is the most random things that others appreciate most. You’re a talented writer and it looks like everyone (including myself) is enjoying your posts 🙂 Great job.

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