Hey Guys, I’m fully embracing my new found obsession with blogging (what have I been doing with my life??!) and in trying to achieve my goal of world domination I was wondering how I can get one of my posts ‘freshly pressed’??! I blog weekly and try to be quirky, creative and interesting (which is more difficult and tiring than it sounds!) and I’m particularly proud of my most recent ‘Hand Rendering v Computer Generated’ post…so erm, any chance that it can be propelled into international stardom??! I promise that when I’m rich and famous and appear on Oprah to mention ‘wordpress’ and how it transformed my life!! :)
The blog I need help with is anitabrowndesignstudio.wordpress.com.
The answer to your question is found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/freshly-pressed/
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Catch the eye of the people who edit Freshly Pressed out of the 35 million blogs here. Blogging weekly lowers your odds of being chosen substantially.
Wow…35 million??!! Gulp! How does blogging regularly lower my odds?! That doesn’t make sense!!
‘weekly’ is not ‘regularly. Some do it daily or even hourly.
And selection for FP is pretty much at random on the whim of the FP staff.
Hourly??!! I can’t blog hourly!! I need to breathe and exist!! Aha…I need to befriend an easily influenced FP member of the team!! I’m on it, like yesterday…! ;)
If you’d like a little more insight into the criteria we use when selecting blogs for Freshly Pressed, you can check out: http://en.support.wordpress.com/freshly-pressed/
Over on The Daily Post, we also take a closer look at particular featured posts and why we thought they were so awesome.
The best advice we can give, though, is to blog because you love it, not to be Freshly Pressed, and to engage with the rest of the WordPress.com community – that will get your further along the road to having a vibrant readership.
And no, you don’t need to blog hourly :)
Just a word – it isn’t absolutely necessary to post every day to be Freshly Pressed. I’ve been FP’d twice, and my schedule is every 6-7 days.
Whatever your schedule, a good title, interesting and relevant content and an attractive format are far more important. I don’t know it for a fact, but I suspect spelling and grammar count, too. ;)
Thanks for your input and advice!
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