A couple or so months ago, I read a post by a blogger who had just come off of being Freshly Pressed. She talked about how everyone has a piece of writing that they’re proud of but just didn’t get any attention. She then invited her readers to introduce themselves in the comments, give an overview of what they like to blog about, and share the link to a post that they feel especially proud of and that maybe didn’t get as much positive feedback as they had hoped.
Unfortunately, I can’t remember who that blogger was, but maybe one of you will know so I can give her credit for her idea. I’ve been thinking about this the last couple days because it seems like the posts I write that get the most attention are the ones that I don’t necessarily feel are deserving of all the laud heaped upon them. I think this is common for people who create things. You always hear about musicians who say that their #1 mega hit was the song they hated the most. I just think it’s interesting that I primarily write about my childhood and Miss C and I get Freshly Pressed writing about wearing glasses and going to the gym.
In all honesty, that gym post is a lot meaner than I am 100% comfortable being. It was mildly humorous and hyperbolic, but still, I don’t want to be remembered for being snarky about the gym and inviting people to make fun of others just because they forgot to wipe the treadmill down after using it. I can be better than that. I have been better than that.
Wah, wah, wah. I know. I’m kind of looking straight at the gift horse and complimenting it for its lovely mouth by complaining about being Freshly Pressed. You can hold that against me. I deserve it. But really, it’s not fair that I’ve been Freshly Pressed twice in the space of the one year that I’ve been blogging, and there are others way, way better than me who have been blogging longer and have never been spotlighted. That’s my thought.
All this to say that I invite you to share a link in the comments to something you are proud of creating or that means a lot to you. In a perfect world, which one of your posts would be Freshly Pressed? Here’s mine. Please check out what other people share because I can assure you that it’s going to be quality.