Pressed Again.

I was amazed the first time it happened.  I was astonished when it happened the second time.
On Thursday, my blog was featured again on Freshly Pressed, the homepage  of And, just as before, rather than pinching myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming, I took a photo of my computer screen.
The first time was in April. The WordPress folks introduced my blog to LOTS of  people by featuring my post about recent tornado damage in our area. Then, this week, they spotlighted the post I published on Monday about Motor Man’s parents’ sixty-ninth anniversary.
I’ve mentioned before how shy I was in school. I never tried out for sports or cheerleading, and Glee Club was my only extracurricular activity.  I guess I’ve always “flown under the radar”, so to speak, and never really done anything to receive any recognition. No trophies, no awards, no placques or certificates. Well, I did earn a blue ribbon at the county fair once, but that’s a post for another day.
Maybe that’s why having my blog appear on “Freshly Pressed” means so much. Not only does it bring a large number of views and comments, but it’s a huge compliment.
And one that I don’t take lightly. Thanks, WordPress. And thanks to all of you for reading and commenting. I love making new friends!
But, enough is enough. I promise, if I should be so fortunate as to ever be featured on Freshly Pressed again, I’ll just keep it to myself.  Maybe.

23 responses to “Pressed Again.

  1. Such is the life of a blogger I feel. You should be very pleased with yourself. I know I would be

  2. Told you!! Told you!!! I thought that post deserved to be featured and I was sure I wasn’t the only one thinking that!
    Thank you again for those wonderful memories!

  3. congratulations, you have every right to be proud. i was like this in school, but now can not shut me up, i was shy and would not talk.

  4. Congratulations! You absolutely deserve it! You write beautifully and your photographs always impress! Well done!

  5. Thank you for receiving me in your “neighborhood” so graciously. I love starting my morning blogging by going to you first. I can count on you to keep things in perspective…and you so graciously “pay attention” by visiting me. I am complimented and honored. And I was so EXCITED for you…I get that way. I leave for a business trip later this morning…it will be very consuming…I hope to be able to still check in. Bye, for now.

  6. That is how I found you! I saw your blog featured and it caught my eye immediately! Congratulations! Well deserved!

  7. That’s amazing – congrats! I know it’s hard to toot your own horn, but for something like this, you absolutely should. TOOT TOOT for writing beautifully!

  8. I knew that post was special. You have such a way with words and photos. You are to be congratulated and I will toot for you if you don’t!

  9. Congratulations on your well deserved acknowledgement, Dianna. I am so happy for you!

  10. Congratulations on your second pressing! And I think you should definitely let us know when the third time comes around ..!

  11. No no no!!! BRAG!!! If you’ve got it, flaunt it, as my husband would say!!! You DESERVE the recognition! AWESOME!!! And once again, you deserve thousands of followers too!

  12. Congrats Diana! Never be shy again and always toot your own horn! See where it’s gotten you?

  13. what a wonderful pat on the back for you…..and well deserved. you have a lovely blog, write amazing stories and post beautiful pictures.

    you share meaningful, interesting stories, so happy you were recongized for that!!!

  14. ~applause~ Congratulations! You’re blog is warm and friendly and your posts are fun and/or thought provoking. Your being freshly pressed is well deserved. Enjoy it, and celebrate with well earned smiles. 🙂

  15. You go girl!! They know quality writing when they see it, and I’m so glad it gets to be shared with more people!

  16. whoo hooo!!!!! congrats!

  17. Congratulations Dianna!! You must be doing something right and we do all enjoy your posts and comments so much.

  18. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Dianna, it is well deserved. I enjoy your blog so much!! Keep up the wonderful job.

  19. Your first Fresh Pressed piece about the tornadoes brought me to you .. your writing and lovely personality is what brings me back. Congratulations again & again & again!

    Cheers! MJ

  20. Congratulations Dianna! You deserve it, reading your blog is like living a perfect calm life that’s why people are always dropping by. 🙂

  21. So encouraging! I sure have enjoyed your blog ~ great to get it out there!!

  22. Susan Burt Smelser

    Remember the song that went ‘Toot toot, beep beep, the horn toot toot beep beep’ and then the song started getting faster and faster? What does that have to do with this blog, you say? Toot toot beep beep your horn ’cause we like it!!!

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