i’m wordpress famous!

19 05 2010

chances are if you are visiting my blog today, it’s because you got here from the wordpress.com landing page. you know, the one with the “freshly pressed” section where a random selection of blogs with provocative or interesting articles get a little pimp every few days? well, in case you’re in the 1% of my regular readers who didn’t wander here via the wordpress train, I AM ON THAT SHIT RIGHT NOW! (and i’m totally peeing my pants about it).

it’s funny actually, because a few weeks ago, i read an article entitled “5 ways to get featured on freshly pressed“. and i was all like “hell yeah i wanna be on freshly pressed”, what do i need to do? apparently, the answer was something about no typos and no adult content. considering that my blog is written entirely in lowercase, and is riddled (and i do mean RIDDLED) with profanity, i figured my chances of being picked were pretty much slim to none (leaning toward the none side). apparently, i was wrong. all i needed to do was write an inflammatory article about not paying for the education of my imaginary future children.

as it turns out, a lot of people have A LOT to say on the subject (some people’s responses were longer than my post!). at 62 comments and counting, i’m feeling completely overwhelmed (in an awesome way) by the response, but even more shocked that the majority of it has been positive. ok, one guy called me an idiot, and another person told me that my uneducated daughters would grow up to be whores (hand to god, you can not make this shit up), but mostly i was feeling the solidarity of so many people who just wished that they had put the secondary education on pause for a minute while they did some growing up.

i have every intention of answering all 62+ of those comments as completely and thoughtfully as i can. that said, it will probably take me a while.  so while you wait, in the absence of any neil diamondesque elevator music, please just accept my humble thanks for coming to visit and bothering to have anything to say (good or bad) about my insane ramblings (or if my thanks isn’t enough to keep you busy, maybe you can go look at this for a while). this has been the best blog day ever.

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8 responses

20 05 2010
blackgirlinmaine

Congrats! As a fellow user of WP, getting featured is pretty damn cool. I was wondering why you had some many comments yesterday.

20 05 2010
Nikhil Kardale

Congratulations 🙂 That article really deserved mention on ‘Freshly Pressed’!

21 05 2010
Lynn

Awesome! Loved the post.

23 05 2010
bessmarvin

thanks! what about you? have you started a nest egg so that the peanut can go to yale? i’m curious to hear your thoughts!

21 05 2010
Xine

This awesome! I love your writing style. You deserve to be famous 🙂

23 05 2010
bessmarvin

you’re sweet. and thank you very much. i’m hardly famous, but it’s very exciting none the less.

22 06 2010
i’m wordpress famous! (via broke 207) « Reactions of the Freshly Pressed

[…] chances are if you are visiting my blog today, it's because you got here from the wordpress.com landing page. you know, the one with the "freshly pressed" section where a random selection of blogs with provocative or interesting articles get a little pimp every few days? well, in case you're in the 1% of my regular readers who didn't wander here via the wordpress train, I AM ON THAT SHIT RIGHT NOW! (and i'm totally peeing my pants about it). it's … Read More […]

23 09 2010
and you smell like one too. « broke 207

[…] views in one day, and i almost crapped my pants with excitement. then only a few months later, i got featured on freshly pressed and had over 3,000 pages views and 100 comments in 2 days. i also remember complaining about only […]

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