The Oscars for Bloggers

Okay, so, the other day it was all quiet, a peaceful afternoon. I, on the couch, balled up with legs dangling off the arm and fingers tapping away on the laptop. My sister was enjoying some nice music amidst mouthfuls of some flavor of ice-cream. So, it happened to be a peaceful noon until I started jabbering away about something that my sister found to be a mixture of Spanish, Latin, German with quick fills of Hindi and perhaps, English. That way she can get real weird. But it wasn’t her, it was the topic that I was blabbering over of which she had no knowledge at all.

Running through the Freshly Pressed posts on WordPress, I suddenly blurted something that sounded like –

How do you get freshly pressed? I mean, really, what do you have to do to get that blue badge?

My sister who, of course, is not into writing, never follows my blogs and hardly knows about WordPress, felt I was talking gibberish.

Not knowing it was irritating her, I repeated myself almost about 10 times in a couple of minutes only to realise I was distracting her from listening to her favorite rock music.With one last I-had-enough-shit look, she snatched her phone, her tub of ice-cream and fled to the other room.

Couldn’t blame her, I do get real annoying at times.

But seriously, its aroused certain amount of interest in me since quite some time. I mean, what exactly do you do to bag one of those Oscars for bloggers? Are there some rules to follow? Some tenure to achieve before you qualify for it? Are you are supposed to have a certain high figure of bloggers who religiously follow you or that you are expected to have a flood of comments on each post you put together? Are you supposed to be an expert at writing and get your audience swooning all over your space? One of the freshly pressed posts that I’d read some time ago even had grammatical errors. I was left wondering. I mean, what is it?

Quite honestly, I think more than the advantage of getting recognized in the blogosphere, I fancy the blue badge. I’d feel mighty pleasant to show it off in some corner of my blogging space. I secretly envy those who have their posts shining up there in the WordPress sky.

Having said all of this, I still haven’t the slightest clue as to how one’s post gets freshly pressed? Have you?
All you biggie bloggers out there, can anyone tell me how do I lay hands on just one of those blue badges?

And till the time I figure this out, I am treating myself to one of Backstreet Boys hits – Inconsolable.

-Asha Seth

16 thoughts on “The Oscars for Bloggers

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      1. I am fine thank you Asha,
        to be honest I have been taking
        some time out of WordPress
        and doing alternative things for
        a while, which is nice to do from
        time to time I think 🙂

        I hope that you are having a nice week 🙂

        Andro xx


  1. I’m in my third year of blogging and used to wonder about how to earn that coveted FP badge. I know a blogger that has received it twice and had been blogging the same amount of time.
    After reading countless FP entries, forums, etc., I have come to the conclusion it’s a combination of content and style on the blogger’s part and whim on the part of editors.


  2. Nice reading about you Asha,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.


  3. I’ve had a look around the forums as some of the freshly pressed posts are of an uneven quality and there are certain tips like have lists of things for example. A boost to the old stats would come in handy but I am happy without the blue badge…in fact I have only ever come across three of those people in my travels…perhaps you should send them a demanding email hehe.


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