Pressed and Pegged and Oh-So-Flattahed

19 Jun

Hello ducklings old and new, and Happy Wednesday. It’s time for a post.

The coveted badge. notice Peg's fantastic skills in the application, "Paint". It's part of her appeal.

The coveted badge. notice Peg’s fantastic skills in the application, “Paint”. It’s part of her appeal.

There are a few honors in the blogging world that are super exciting for writers. Like when you get a batch of new subscribers or get a spike in hits or, you know, anything that reminds you that actual human beings can hear you talking to yourself online.

My first blog-related pants pee was the first time I was Freshly Pressed. For those of you unawares, Freshly Pressed is when WordPress wizards, the people who happen to host my blog, round up some of what they consider to be good material and promote them on their homepage. It brings in a lot of traffic, and back in the day when featured posts lingered several days before turning over (now it’s several hours), it meant the holy blog gates had been opened and traffic would rush to your doorstep.

My first time Freshly Pressed was a stroke of luck, really. I wrote about Regis Philbin and he just happened to announce his retirement the next day. I wrote about how memorizing trivia in case I get the chance to get on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire minimized my mental storage capacity for the rest of my life.

Since then I’ve received the honor a few more times and have discovered a slew of great writers by reading other featured posts. One such writer is Peg over at She’s been Freshly Pressed a bajillion times, like for this one and this one and this one, to name a few. Now a seasoned Freshly Pressed Expert, Peg has started her own curating process and dubbed it Freshly Pegged. She invites hand-picked bloggers to select a post that should have been Freshly Pressed but was not. She refers to herself as a digital superhero, handing out honors to posts that have been robbed of their rightful glory.

She recently trudged through the muck and mire of my brain bits to ask me to shake the dust off of a former post and slap a Freshly Pegged badge on it and so I am oh so very flattahed to be featured today. Check it out here.

I highly recommend latching on to Peg’s musings of the mind featured above – particularly her condemnation of her sister for ruining the economy by deciding to diet at Christmas.

Thank you all for reading. I think you’re just the bestest. Here’s a picture of a unicorn.

by LadyAlora - click to visit her at Deviant Art

by LadyAlora – click to visit her at Deviant Art



8 Responses to “Pressed and Pegged and Oh-So-Flattahed”

  1. phrogmom June 19, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    much congratulations!!!


  2. pegoleg June 19, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Thanks for classing things up over at my place today, Jackie. I’m delighted to have such a talented bloggy-friend. That unicorn, however, is creeping me out. Seriously.


    • Jackie June 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

      you don’t like it, eh? 😉


  3. philosophermouseofthehedge June 19, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Wandered over from Peg’s. She was right – well worth the trip. Funny reads.


  4. Pleun June 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    I’m glad I found you through Peg! Looking forward to reading more of your stuff! (Although I do hope you won’t burn your family in the process) 🙂


    • Jackie June 27, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

      thank you so much 🙂 I, too, hope my family stays safe. It’s probably a good thing I’m across the state.


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