Is your resolution for 2011 being Freshly Pressed? We thought so

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

Five Ways to Get Featured on Freshly Pressed

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.

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Published in: on January 12, 2011 at 8:02 AM  Comments (4)  
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  1. Hi There,

    As a fellow writer, I know how annoying typos can be, yet how easy it can be to have a typo in a blog post. Just thought since you mentioned typos in this post that you might want to correct the one you have in your last paragraph. It should read “what you are passionate about” or “what you’re passionate about.”

    Sincerely,
    Delana S

  2. Thanks for pointing that out. As we said . . . try to avoid typos! They do however seem to have a mind of their own some days.

  3. I have been feeling a tad…hmmm…disasspointed with some Freshly Pressed choices lately, and it was great to find that I’m not alone!

  4. Indeed, very few of the Freshly Pressed posts impress me or interest me, and I often end up reading far more excellent posts by friend bloggers that deserve much more to be recognized. But I don’t blog to be famous, I blog for myself and for the benefit of anyone who happens to read. Still, I wouldn’t mind being Freshly Pressed one of these days…


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