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OMG, I’ve been Freshly Pressed

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I received an email a couple of days ago to tell me that I was going to be Freshly Pressed.  I was so shocked, I can’t lie, I thought that it was something that would never happen for me.  Then after the email I waited and waited, and nothing happened.  I even thought maybe it was a joke someone was playing on me.  Then this morning it happened, and so now I can wear the badge of honour that says I’ve been freshly pressed.

The other surprising thing was the post that they decided to press, it was the one I did on myself on Monday.  I thought I was being so cheeky doing that.  I was brought up not to brag about myself, not to go on about myself, that sort of thing, and then I do it and I get rewarded for it.

A few people have been telling me how important it is to talk myself up.  I am just not good at it, but I think it is something that I am going to have to try to get better at.

So it seems the number of followers you have isn’t a requisite, or they don’t take that into consideration, it really is probably more luck, that you do great posts that catches the editors eye.

I won’t go on today, but before I go, can I say thank you to WordPress for Freshly Pressing me, but most of all I wanted to say thank you to all my followers. You have been the best support and I appreciate all of you.  You really are what drives me to make this blog the best I can.

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  1. Stephen James #

    Well deserved!

    March 9, 2014
  2. Congratulations, Leanne! It’s been a long time coming IMHO.

    March 9, 2014
  3. Congrats … it’s a well deserved honor!

    March 10, 2014
  4. Congratulations. Well deserved!

    March 10, 2014
  5. incredible!! looks amazing!

    March 11, 2014
  6. Congratulations!

    March 11, 2014
  7. Awesome! Congrats!

    March 13, 2014
  8. Genuine Poetry #

    Super Congrats! I love your work! Amazing stuff! You deserve it!

    March 13, 2014
  9. It’s so nice when real talent is rewarded, Leanne. I often forget to look at Freshly Pressed so I’m intrigued to go and read your ‘bragging’ post :) Love your work.

    March 13, 2014
    • Thank you so much, that means a lot, I hope you enjoy my bragging post.

      March 14, 2014
  10. I’m not surprised your work caught the editor’s eye, it always catches mine. So happy for you Leanne. You inspire us and generously share your passion and talent. Be proud of the good work you’ve done, and go ahead—brag a little, you earned it:)

    March 14, 2014
    • Thank you Kelly, what a lovely thing to say, I must say I was quite happy that I was chosen.

      March 14, 2014
  11. Congratulation Leanne. What a surprise!!!

    March 14, 2014
  12. Congratulations, it’s a well deserved surprise :)

    March 14, 2014
  13. Congrats! That is amazing!

    March 15, 2014
  14. Leanne, about time … I thought that you already had been Freshly Pressed. Wonderful news and so well deserved. Congratulations!!!!!!

    March 21, 2014
    • Thank you so much Viveka, it is my only time, came as quite a surprise.

      March 21, 2014
      • Leanne, you should have been “pressed” long time ago – but now it has happen and I’m so happy for you.
        Just reading your post about your B&W challenge.
        I hope that you had time to look at my meeting with B&W big time on Tueday, Christer Strömholm …

        March 21, 2014
      • I had a quick look Viveka, I hope you are going to enter an image for our black and white challenge this coming week.
        Thank you, it didn’t happen, but it is nice that it has now.

        March 22, 2014
      • I took B&W of Christer’s images … but I need the right image to make it B&W – but I’m sure I will get it one day.
        Have to look through my files, maybe I have something … already. But I doubt it will happen this week.
        The day will come. *smile

        March 22, 2014
      • When you are ready you can email me an Viveka, I understand if you aren’t quite ready yet.

        March 22, 2014
      • Thanks for inviting me. *smile

        March 23, 2014
      • :)

        March 23, 2014
  15. I hope to some day get “Freshly Pressed” it sounds so dirty unless you know what an honor it actually is LOL…

    March 22, 2014
    • Haha, it does doesn’t it, but yes, it is a great honour. Just remember it can take a long time for it to happen, I’ve been blogging for over 3 years and it was my first time. Good luck and thank you.

      March 22, 2014
  16. Great shot of Manchester Unity Leanne, probably my favourite building in the city.

    March 24, 2014
    • Thank you, I love that building as well, that image is now hanging in their somewhere, and is very very large.

      March 24, 2014
  17. Congratulations, Leanne, you definitely deserve the honour. Your photos are *amazing*. It must have been so thrilling to receive that notification from WordPress.

    March 27, 2014
    • It was thrilling and very surprising, something I thought would never happen to me. Thank you Reggie.

      March 27, 2014
  18. I have to say that I am rather surprised to hear you haven’t been freshly pressed earlier, your site is so amazing! Congratulations!

    March 28, 2014
    • Thank you for that, I am glad it did finally happen, it has been wonderful to see all the support that I received.

      March 28, 2014
  19. A little late, but bouquets of congratulations anyway!
    Well done, Leanne.

    March 29, 2014
  20. Congrats! Love your pictures :-)

    March 30, 2014
  21. yayyyy!!!! i’m so happy for you Leanne….you deserve it…congratulations

    March 31, 2014
  22. What exactly does “Freshly Pressed” mean? Is it like being “Explored” on Flickr? Congrats!

    April 1, 2014
    • It is something that WordPress does, it means they like a post you did and they tell everyone on WordPress about it, on the Freshly Pressed page. It is quite an honour, and a great way to get noticed. Unfortunately nothing you can do to get FP, you just have to hope that the editors at WP notice you. It took me over 3 years. Some get it much sooner. You just don’t know.

      April 2, 2014
  23. I’ve just been doing a catch up through your posts. I love where you’ve gone with the blog, and it’s obviously paid off :)

    April 7, 2014
    • Thank you EllaDee, I hope you are well. It is evolving, not sure where it is going, but I like the idea of sharing it.

      April 7, 2014

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