Whilst I was helping at the 3rd year’s show on Friday evening, my phone was buzzing like crazy. It wasn’t until the end of the night that I saw someone had commented on my blog ‘Congrats on being FP’ which meant…
…I made the front page of WordPress! Being Freshly pressed is quite an achievement – ‘The best of 398,382 bloggers,645,239 new posts, 1,253,744comments, & 143,986,810 words posted today on WordPress.com.’ - That’s a lot of competition!
I’ve been FP before but this time the response has been MASSIVE! Over the past 3 days I’ve had more views than the WHOLE of 2010 as well as some really lovely and funny comments.
Unaware that all of that was happening, I was at the show chatting to Ben Willers about info graphics, pinterest and visually, which I had submitted my blog info graphic to the day before. The next day he tweeted me:
Confessions of a Blog-a-holic had made it onto the front page of visual.ly as a staff pick! You can check it out here – if you want to look closer at details then click to zoom in. Thanks to Ben for spotting it – can’t believe we was talking about his work being chosen as a Staff pick and then it happened to me!
I never thought my info graphic would attract so much attention – so shocked! I had already planned on continuing to look into facts and figures about my blog, but I’m worried it’s going to be a bit hard to follow up now! No pressure, hey?
All in all, 2 lovely surprises – Thanks It will all make interesting data for the next series of info graphics haha!