Ok, we admit it. We do read through a few Freshly Pressed items a day. Talented writers are everywhere and we love to read, enough said?
For anyone yearning to be Freshly Pressed in 2011, and that’s a worthy goal, there is a 5-point list of tips by Joy Victory of WordPress (April 2010) called
It’s definitely worth reading through in its entirety, but to recap the highlights of Joy’s advice here:
1. Write unique content that’s free of bad stuff.
2. Include images or other visuals.
3. Add tags.
4. Cap off your post with a compelling headline.
5. Aim for typo-free content.
The tips are interesting and possibly helpful. But if you follow Freshly Pressed daily and decide to read Joy’s post, be prepared for a certain level of shock. The last few months or so, posts ignoring all these tips (even the one about typos) are ending up Freshly Pressed almost daily. More about that Friday.
Meanwhile, just write what you’re passionate about, in your own style. It may not impress Freshly Pressed, but writing to get noticed is not the quickest way to become a good writer, or a happy one.