A Letter To WordPress
A comment from SandyLikeABeach prompted me to try and do something about this apparent unfairness with the Freshly Pressed features. I’m off the splash page but still a featured blog under the ‘humor’ topic. Message sent as follows:
Dear Story Wrangler:
I’d like to say thanks for the honor of being Freshly Pressed. It has been interesting to say the least, and I have a lot of new regular readers.
Without being rude or ungrateful, I have to ask at this point, almost two weeks later, do you plan on selecting a new set of featured writers? I think they deserve their fair share, and some have mentioned to me that they think I am a dick.
If you intend to let me remain the FP Humor King, then I will expect a royalty check, free beer, or a custom parking spot, or something. My wife, Di, would love a WordPress tee shirt, keyring, or something similar.
Have a great and wordy day!
—–Original Message—–From: Erica – WordPress.com [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 1:21 PM To: BrainRants Subject: [#967818]: BrainRants Post Promoted at WordPress.com
Congrats! Your post (https://brainrants.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/burrito-rage/) has been promoted to Freshly Pressed on the WordPress.com home page.
You’re now part of an elite group! Are you making the most of your WordPress.com site?
* To get a custom .com domain (like yourawesomesite.com) see http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
* To personalize your site’s appearance with custom fonts and CSS, visit http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
* To learn about how to become a WordPress.com expert, check out http://learn.wordpress.com/
If you’re curious about how the Freshly Pressed posts are selected, see http://en.support.wordpress.com/five-ways-to-get-featured-on-freshly-pressed/
Last but not least, be proud! Tell your friends, family, and blog readers to check out the front page of WordPress.com today!Erica Story Wrangler WordPress.com | Automattic
Hopefully things will return to normal soon.