Justin Bieber, Snoop Dog or even Porn are not going to get me featured on WordPress bloggers’ pedestal, Freshly Pressed. I know this because I have read the blogs that got pressed. I have my personal version of FP and it’s called, ‘Recent Posts’, find it on my site. But if you, like other fanatic bloggers out there, are seeking fame and fortune, read on for the lowdown on how to have your fifteen seconds of fame.
Do you have great photos? Scratch that, do you have some black and white pics of whatever? The Twin Towers, a beach, somewhere? Post it in a blog. Doesn’t matter the content, the pictures will tell the story. Photos of food, clothing, statues, animals, are also sure to get you noticed. You don’t believe me? browse FP for yourself.
Recipes are another surefire means of getting some attention. It doesn’t have to be of anything tasty or even legit. Heck, make one up off the top of your head. Be sure to use exotic ingredients and call it something different, like ‘How to make Mazxiikl’. Oh and add pictures as you go along. Pictures DO NOT have to match food. A photo of a big mac will do.
Here’s a good one, travel blogs. This is almost guaranteed to get you FP’d. Now I am not saying to get up and leave the confines of your computer chair and book a trip just so you could be one of the lucky few. No no. Google some pics of Greece, Rome, Italy, Zimbabwe, Rhodesia… getting where I am going with this? Make sure there is water, lakes, rivers, oceans and then describe each photo with something like this, ‘Took this shot from the window of our guest house. What a lovely day it was.’ How fricking easy is that? And voila! you are on your way to counting stars. I am almost jealous already.
Hmmm…before I go, let me see if I miss anything. Stick men are good and so are books, politics and movies. Don’t be hesitant, you need not know squat about any of them, most bloggers don’t either but they are on FP aren’t they? So go for it! (Some people will try to tell you how you should follow this rule and that rule and use perfect english etc but it’s all nonsense. Just a blog topic for them).
I can’t think of anymore right now but if I do, I will be sure to pass it on. Good luck on your aspirations to be Freshly Pressed. Read you later!
Note: Please don’t be too surprised if your blog lacks substance but still garners 300+ likes.
- WordPress Makes You Wonder (renardmoreau.wordpress.com)
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- The Freshly Pressed Viewpoint (or How to Go from 0 to 60 on a Whim) (wanderingdreams.wordpress.com)