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  1. I have read all the various threads and guides on Freshly Pressed and I do understand that it's just one editor handling all of this stuff...

    But what I am curious about is this: why are many of the items listed on Freshly Pressed several months old?

    I enjoy reading this section as a way to stay on top of what's trending in the blogosphere - not just for personal purposes, but also for work. The section today included a post that was two months old and one that was six months old - that's hardly "freshly" pressed. I've been noticing this more and more of late.

    My comment/question/issue boils down to this:
    Is Freshly Pressed meant to be a weekly collection of ten new (or at least recent) posts? (which is how I read the Five Ways to Get Featured article)
    If that is the case, it's incredibly frustrating to be looking at things that are months old. If not, then perhaps it shouldn't be called "freshly" pressed (no matter how cute that sounds).

    And with that in mind - is there a simple way to go about finding info on all of these cool WP features? It's easy to find the real beginner stuff, but for anything more in depth it requires serious digging, often in several different places. It would be awesome to have a single place to go for all references, or at least a single document with topical links to relevant information.

    All that said, this is a tiny little complaint; over all, I think WP rocks and have had no major issues from day 1. Thanks for your time!

    ~
    R

    The blog I need help with is rochellekarina.com.

  2. The selections are made by a single editor and everyone else's posts (31 million) are all competing for her attention. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/feature?replies=12#post-484719
    I assume how frequently theselections change is up to that editor.

    Five Ways to Get Featured on Freshly Pressed
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/five-ways-to-get-featured-on-freshly-pressed/

    And with that in mind ... a single document with topical links to relevant information.

    On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/ The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/introduction/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/

    Advice: I've been here for 6 1/2 years and I rarely even look at the Freshly Pressed page. However, I answer a lot of forum questions and I'm well acquainted with the support documentation. It's my not humble opinion that the best investment of your time is getting familiar with the documentation and focusing on blog development. I don't want the high bounce rate created by one hit wonders, who bounce in and out on the same link screwing up my stats that results from a post being Freshly Pressed.

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