leave your inhibitions at the door
Hedonist here and I want to give a great big “Congratulations!” to The Sicilian as her terrific post – What Three Things are Always in Your Refrigerator?– was Freshly Pressed!
You bloggers out there know just how big a deal this is. For those of you aren’t bloggers, lemme ‘splain…
This and many other sites use WordPress to bring you information, make you laugh, make you think, make you feel, get you aroused, or in the case of my posts – none of the above. Just how many? According to their site, there are approximately 61 million WordPress sites around the world who produce 40 million new posts every month. The editors at WordPress sort through posts and pick out the ones they like best and bestow upon them the honor of being featured as “Freshly Pressed” on their site. It’s not easy getting that distinction – only a couple dozen get featured every week. As a math-gifted Asian, I can tell you that’s a really, really, small percentage.
How amazing is it that WordPress chose to honor The Sicilian with this? That’s truly an elite group and I have to say I’m insanely jealous. I’m sure all bloggers can relate – it takes a certain amount of effort and personal investment to actually write something that’s slightly coherent, let alone entertaining. And blogging is not like art, where you can make it for it’s own sake. At some point, every single blog post requires the author to click “Publish” which is probably Latin for “Hey world, I’m putting this out there for you to read and I’d love it if there were more of ‘you’ out there.”
The Sicilian is a terrific writer and deserves the attention. Even before this “official” accolade, I’ve watched in admiration as her posts racked up a lot of page views and consistently get more comments than mine. There’s just something about her topics and the way she writes that connects with readers.
I’m really proud to have her as a contributor here and, even more importantly, as a friend in real life.
Sicilian, got anything you want to add?
And I can’t deny the fact that you like me! Right now, you like me! Thank you.
PS – The blog generated more than 250 comments. I will be writing a post on the data analysis of the findings.logging