Wow! What an exciting day for my blog. After noticing that I was getting some comments from people I didn’t recognize (usually the comments only come from friends and family), I wondered if my blog had been picked up by someone/something that was directing extra traffic.
Miraculously, it had! My post was (and still is for at least for a few more hours, I’m guessing) featured on WordPress.com’s “Freshly Pressed” homepage, a daily roundup of notable posts from WordPress blogs. While I haven’t had a chance to check out all of the other featured posts, I definitely will!
For selfish reasons, it’s awesome to have a busier-than-normal blog traffic day, but what the best part of today was the outpouring of support from commenters. Nearly everyone who commented included a message of congratulations, thanks or support for my sister, who is now an official West Point cadet. Thank you to all who left notes of encouragement. Since Hope and I can only communicate via snail mail while she’s in basic training, I’m going to copy some of the comments and send them to her – I think she’d find it cool to know that people all across the interwebs (no, not a real word) are thinking of her and are grateful for the sacrifice she’s making.
And another selfish note: if you subscribed to my blog because you saw it on Freshly Pressed, thank you! It means a lot to me that you want to keep reading, and I have a renewed commitment to writing (hopefully) entertaining, insightful posts. Also, thanks to WordPress for deeming my blog cool enough to be featured!
Thanks again for reading my blog and supporting my sister through your “likes” and comments!