Last night as I anxiously awaited my dog’s veterinary appointment, my cell phone chimed off a new email had come in. The last text I expected to read came across my screen:
“Dust off the welcome mat and get ready to welcome some new readers — we’ve picked your post “Homesick” to feature on Freshly Pressed on WordPress.com!”
Well, slap my bottom and call me Fanny, I’m getting Freshly Pressed! Considering I recently posted about being eternally freshly passed for freshly pressed, I seem quite hypocritical now.
All my chatter about not wanting to be Freshly Pressed that badly slipped away as soon as I read the email. Suddenly I was Tina Turner dancing around, hitting ungodly notes, and craving sequins. Or something along those lines.
Through a year of questioning my own writing, attempting to get out of a bad career, looking back at past writing styles, and battling societal issues like bullying, being Freshly Pressed truly is a blessing and a boost I need.
Now the time has come to wait. Wait to see my article pop up on the front WordPress page, wait for my phone to rattle and possibly break with incoming notifications (not all of us can afford a spiffy iPodPhonePadPurse), wait to meet new readers and bloggers.
With that said, to each and every one of you reading now before any Freshly Pressed hype begins, I want to say thank you. Every time I get a reader-nominated award, receive a comment from a new reader, or hear from one of my tried and true readers, I smile on the inside and out.
And that’s more than any lady can ask for.