. . . because this is really funny.

Mike is happy.

Each weekday, WordPress selects about ten new blog posts for the Freshly Pressed section of the WordPress.com homepage. These posts represent how WordPress can be used to entertain, enlighten, or inspire.

Getting promoted to Freshly Pressed is a major traffic win because WordPress.com receives a high volume of page views.

So, by now you might be wondering how to get featured. Well, it’s all about the content. Here are five bits o’ advice that will increase your chances of landing on the homepage:

1. Write unique content that’s free of bad stuff. Just about everything up to this point was copied and pasted from the WordPress blog, so that can’t be a good start. (What gave it away? Was it the devil-may-care use of the jaunty o’?) Anyway, for some reason they seem to prefer original content. In their own words (there I go again): “Bad stuff includes but…

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