Freshly Pressed? Holy cow!
This morning a colleague stopped by my desk, beaming with enthusiasm. “I loved your blog post about Charlie Sheen!” he said. He’s become an avid reader—and I’m flattered.
But today I asked him if he’d mind keeping my blog to himself. “I gladly share it with my friends,” I said. “But I write it for myself. I don’t want the whole office reading it.”
It’s not that I have anything to hide. (I took down that one errant post about the masochistic torture that is bra-shopping.) It’s just that my blog is, well, personal … and work is work.
My colleague laughed at the idea of my expecting privacy on the Internet, but he understood my request.
So how ironic that this afternoon I should receive an email from WordPress:
Congrats! Your post was just promoted to Freshly Pressed on WordPress.com. Keep up the good work!
Thank you, Erica at WordPress!
Within just a few hours, more than 1,200 people had read that post. (But don’t worry … I won’t get a big head. Only 30 people actually “liked” it.)
Still, today’s milestone got me thinking.
I’ll spare you the self-analysis about why I’d rather share my thoughts with 1,200 strangers than with 20 colleagues.
I’d much rather wallow in a bit of shameless self-promotion.
Anyway … if ever you’ve wondered whether blogging is a waste of time, I can answer with a resounding “NO!”
For me, blogging has been a wonderful way of recording the things that most struck me on a given day. Most of my posts have been mundane. But a few still serve as touchstones that I return to, again and again. And as the commercials say … that’s “priceless.”
Thanks again to WordPress—and thanks to you for reading! It’s truly an honor to be Freshly Pressed.
PS: I really am honored. But for what it’s worth, my husband says, “Please stop encouraging her.” Ha.
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