Yesterday, around this time, I received the following email from WordPress.com editrix Michelle Weber:
Dust off the welcome mat and get ready to welcome some new readers — we’ve picked your post (http://bolesblogs.com/2013/06/04/do-you-remember-kaposis-sarcoma/ ) to feature on Freshly Pressed on WordPress.com!
This must have been a tough post to write, but it’s an important one — thank you. We thought it was a great read and think the rest of the community will agree — we’re really looking forward to the discussion that comes out of it, and are glad we can give it (and you) some more exposure. The wide variety of high-quality content on your site deserves a bigger audience!
Keep up the great blogging! Follow @freshly_pressed on Twitter to be inspired by other great bloggers — we also tweet each new Freshly Pressed post, so it’s the easiest way to know exactly when to start bragging. (I’ve tagged @BolesBlogs in the tweet, so you should get a mention notification as soon as it launches.)
Thanks for being such an awesome part of the WordPress.com community. We couldn’t do it without you!
24 hours later, we were live on Freshly Pressed —
— and officially flying on Twitter!
It’s a tremendous thrill and honor to be picked to be on Freshly Pressed for a second time — yes, I know some WordPress.com blogs have more — but after our Boles Blues Black Cat Bone article was featured, my new piece on Kaposi’s Sarcoma means so much more because we were able to repeat the hard-won peer review win in the rising din of thousands of new blogs going online every day.
If you’re new to this Boles Blog — and you’re here because of the Freshly Pressed Effect — we thank you for your generosity and visit. We hope you’ll hang around and pipe up and be involved with us in the future.
We’re always looking for great discussion from good minds.
We thank you for standing with us.