Over the three years I’ve had this blog, I’ve never been “freshly pressed.” I am not sure why. Those who choose FP gush over other people’s blogs, how well written and blah blah blah. One of the responses to all the gushing that really stood out was one from another blogger who asked, “What if you do all that and you still don’t get chosen?” Yeah! I thought. I totally identified with that comment. I’m not saying every one of my posts is brilliant, but there are a lot of good ones.
Maybe I don’t promote this blog enough. Actually, I don’t do any extra “promotion” at all. All my followers have been acquired “honestly,” meaning there is no extra promotion beyond me striving for the blog to be at least good every day, if not excellent. I also have an idea the big WordPressers-in-charge don’t like me, but that’s their problem, not mine.
So, I thought I’d make my own Freshly Pressed day today by presenting links to a few posts I’ve written since the beginning of this year that I feel have been noteworthy. I hope you agree, and enjoy them. Thanks to all of you who follow my blog. I appreciate your loyalty!
Unfortunately, I lost a few stories about the vacation I took in June, to the White Mountains of Arizona. Some of the stories were good, about the recovery of the wildfire area, a story I’ve been continuing since the Wallow fire in Arizona happened two years ago. My first post on the subject was my busiest day ever, with 183 hits. That was July 13, 2011, and it was about my first trip into the fire-ravaged area. Since then, I have posted many stories about the progression of the forest as it recovers from the fire. You can access most of them (except for the ones I lost, of course) by clicking on “Wallow fire” under Categories, on the right hand side of this blog.
Again, thank you all so much for reading my blog!