To those who have asked how to get onto "Freshly Pressed", I have to say that I have absolutely no idea. I have only been blogging since December, and have been learning the ropes as I go along.
There are a few articles online that give tips on to get featured there, but I've read posts on FP that don't necessarily fit into the suggestions that were given. Some of the tips include having photos and keeping your post free of typos, but I have seen posts that were image-less and seemed not to have been proofread.
I don't think it's necessarily WHAT you post about, but how you do it. I often ask and then answer my own questions. I leave some things unanswered, and ask open-ended questions to make people think. Think about how you would talk about your topic in a group setting. What points might you bring up to solicit feedback or discussion?
It's okay to write about controversial topics. It's even better to have an opinion, because it gives your reader a point to either counter or agree with.
I'll let you in on one secret. Things that I used to write as my status update on Facebook or Twitter, I now reserve for blog posts. It might be worth trying for a few days. Any time you go to post your status on FB, start a blog post instead. You might be surprised that you actually do have a lot of ideas.
I hope that those suggestions are helpful. And while I did have huge surges in traffic when I was featured on FP (I was lucky to be featured on a Friday before a holiday, so my post stayed up for four days - F, S, S, M), my stats are back to where they were before I was featured, between 20-80 hits per day. Maintenance is the hardest part.
Good luck, and keep writing!