DonCharisma.org Not On Freshly Pressed Award

The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 … this is my first post in 2014 (GMT), it’s FRESHLY PRESSED.

This is a new award freshly pressed today. No one else has these badges on their blog, so it’s EXCLUSIVE to DonCharisma.org.

The idea is entirely my own, I created the award because I’m not on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed (FP) and probably 99.99% of other bloggers aren’t either. Seems some are envious that they aren’t on FP, others couldn’t care less about FP. It’s seen as an elite accolade in WordPress circles, if you’re on it, you’re at the top table, you’ve made it, you’re in the VIP, “THE” clique. Others will certainly get on their hands and knees and pay homage to you, you clever so and so. Or NOT as the case may be.

To get “made” (reminds me of Goodfellas) as a “Freshly Pressed” blog, your post and blog have to pass human editors. I’m guessing their equation includes a fairly stringent politically correctness checks, moral decency checks and a popularity gauge. Viral posts will have more chance of getting onto FP. And of course there are some special sauce ingredients – I don’t know what they are, could be masonic handshakes or bizarre initiation ceremonies involving donkeys, for all I know. Aside the humour and sarcasm, the official guide is here.

Either way most of us won’t ever get on “Freshly Pressed”, so I’ve created this award for a little bit of fun, mostly.

DonCharisma.org Not On Freshly Pressed Award
DonCharisma.org Not On Freshly Pressed Award

I’ve freshly pressed you a new badge, well four in fact so you can choose, yay. They aren’t available anywhere else, so get them whilst they’re freshly pressed 🙂

The bloggers that I’ve nominated are all very inspiring and positive people, whom I’m very proud to call friends, or as close to friends as it gets on WordPress. All of them have many “Freshly Pressed” posts in them, and their blogs already contain freshly pressed material as far as I’m concerned 🙂

If you don’t accept Awards then please pass on to someone else who may like it or just know it’s the thought that counts.

Section 1: Directions for you to accept the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”.

2. Write a blog post and tell us the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3. Include in your blog post a paragraph about why you’d like to be on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed OR a paragraph on why you couldn’t care less about Freshly Pressed. Up to you 🙂

4. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badge!)

5. Come over and say hello to the originator of the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award” via this link: http://DonCharisma.org/2014/01/01/the-im-not-featured-on-freshly-pressed-award

6. And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award, and then PROUDLY display the award on your blog.

7. If you ever do get officially “Freshly Pressed” then take down this award badge and display the official “Freshly Pressed” badge instead.

Section 2: Why I’d like to be on Freshly Pressed

Ever since I posted my first post back in July-2013 I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my blogging experiences on WordPress. I’m always looking for ways to reach a wider audience, so Freshly Pressed could help me achieve that. Who knows maybe one day my work will be up to the required standard, and I’ll be a Freshly Pressed rock star too 🙂

Section 3: The Badges

Section 4: I’m awarding this “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award” to :
(The order is random)

Don Charisma awards to http://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://tailsfromparis.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://idiotwriting.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://sfoxwriting.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://afriendofjesus2013.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://shatteredsmoke.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://aopinionatedman.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://agwink.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://suzjones.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://irenedesign2011.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://sassymikee.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://lauramacky.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://charlypriest.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://sharonboninpratt.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://travellingmacs.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://totallyinspiredpc.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://talkingthailand.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://thecrazycrone.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://raylaskowitz.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://entertainmentstarters.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://suebeeandkat.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://dottaraphels.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://niftybaba.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://digger666.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://jonrista.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://sherayx.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://tpenguinltg.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://kasseybarker.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://thesidewedge.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://thomasjford.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://sherriofpalmsprings.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://sirenoftheseablog.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://wordsandroses.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://1950suburbanadventures.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://greeneyedchess.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://nae50.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://asurfeitofpalfreys.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://i3ruceky.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://kintal.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://castingacoldeye.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://lidtop.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://markbialczak.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://thatsajennstory.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://breathelighter.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://dreampoetica.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://jennydevildoll.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://blogontheedgeoftheuniverse.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://blondinbrille.wordpress.com/about  “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://carissacarnahan.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://childrenareourfuturenow.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://dharmagoddess.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://maddogpoetry.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://captjillsjourneys.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://anchailinalainn.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://breathethislife.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://dynamiproject.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://foodbod.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://justmikemon.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://oldestdaughterredheadedsister.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://storyconsequences.wordpress.com/about  “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://theartistaslisalee.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://thewinewankers.com.au/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://owlsandorchids.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://tlohuis.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://lovefromtara.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://verajackson.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://cindyknoke.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://5readsblog.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://acflory.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://annkoplow.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://betheloveoflife.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://cupitonians.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://bck1402.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://paintingpundit.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://simpleandgayforward.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://brooklynbystander.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://warmtoastymuffins.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://nobles123.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://highheelsandpinkglitter.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://bambischnell.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://irenewaters19.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://retireediary.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://charlyschwarzer.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://comewhatmaygirls.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://inavukic.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://seanmunger.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://beingmefromatoz.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://atdoru.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://hortusclosus.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://markbialczak.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://talesalongtheway.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://muscleheaded.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://aroundandabouttreviso.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://beebeesworld.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://sooolastyear.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://invegetableswetrust.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://friendlyfairytales.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://gillmcgrath.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://sirvictors.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://heathercote.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://orestn.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://kanzensakura.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://pillsandpillowtalk.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://cheriblevy.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://cheeseacresfarm.wordpress.com/productscontact-us “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://stitch-this.net/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://audreyhepburnbooks.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://thoughtprovokingmoments.wordpress.com/about “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://preteenrebel.wordpress.com/about/ “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://woofdiaries.wordpress.com/about/ “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://retmeishka.wordpress.com/about/ “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://nprimopiano.wordpress.com/about/ “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://booksmusicandmovies.wordpress.com/about/ “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://richbrunelle.wordpress.com/about/ “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”
Don Charisma awards to http://annesquared.wordpress.com/about/ “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”


If I’ve forgotten you, drop me a message and I can add you to the list – Mine’s a busy blog and I didn’t do it on purpose 🙂


Thank you so much, love you all, best of luck getting FRESHLY PRESSED in 2014 🙂

Happy New Year

Don Charisma


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323 thoughts on “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award

    1. I don’t at the moment have time to do an official award to you. However, please take this comment as my awarding it to you, provided you follow the instructions to award to others … caring is sharing 🙂

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  2. Nice to see an award that isn’t the usual sycophantic style that gets passed around, like a patronising air-kiss or something. I’ve read a couple or few of Opinionated Man’s posts about the whole Freshly Pressed phenomenon, and mostly agree with his (and your) sentiments about this.

    I run a blog with a mild profanity (!shock!) in the blog title, and discuss quite a few ‘negative’ issues, which obviously won’t get me nominated for anything that relies on me being ‘inspirational’ – and that is just fine by me… I won’t change my content or my style just to garner a collection of pixels and a bit of hollow praise.

    Anyway, just wanted to comment here, and let you know that I appreciate your posts, especially your usually wonderful photographs, appearing in my reader. Cheers!

    1. Thanks that’s very kind 😀 … I think FP has it’s place, and I understand why it is what it is ! … however a lot of bloggers will never ever see it, which is sad in a way, mostly because I think all blogs are written to be read …

      I’ve had to divert all my energies into other commitments, but will be “back on the blog” soon … will also blog about what I’ve been doing and what’s kept me away from the blog 😀

      Warm regards

      Don

      1. Thank you very much for responding, Don Charisma – great name, by the way, love all the layers of meaning! I think you have hit upon something of great value in the creation of this award – and also have exposed a chasm of suppressed feeling, which is now, I suspect, starting to steam its way up the walls. Better out than in, I say!

      2. Thanks, and yes a multi-meaning for sure 🙂

        I reckoned it might help the 99% of people who never will be on FP … and yes good that people talk about their frustrations 🙂

        Warm regards

        Don Charisma

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  4. Wow! “They like me, they really, really like me…” I have just been presented with this award and want to thank you for creating it. Though I am a bit shy about things of this nature, I am going to accept it and pay it forward. I did mention to Alisha, from http://poemotherapishoppe.com that I don’t appreciate these awards coming with homework 🙂
    ~ Michael

    1. Hey Michael, I did message you I think direct on your post. Congrats 🙂

      The first few awards are the hardest them it’s plain sailing really, so sound like you’ve popped you award cherry …

      And as for homework, well nothing worth anything comes for free !

      Warm regards

      Don Charisma

      1. You did Don. Thank you for that and this. it really is nice to be so well thought of by a reader and fellow blogger.

        See you soon on Freshly Pressed 😉

        ~ Michael

  5. Hello! Just wanted to come say “hey” and this Not Freshly Pressed Award nomination was a cool idea.. I’ve just posted my acceptance on my blog today.

  6. Don, you are hilarious. I never saw that you gave me this award, too, until the Misty Lady gave it to me again and I came to visit. Thanks!! Somehow I don’t get many pings. Eventually I will put it up, but having just done an award posting, it may take some time. Hugs, Brenda

    1. Hey Brenda, you are welcome … and yes I think you’re on my awards list, so you get all the awards I give … not sure about the pingback thing, I think there’s a setting in worpress where on can switch it off … and wordpress probably gets it’s knickers in a twist because I normally issue awards 100s at a time … either way if there’s a post that says “award” on it in your feed, then you’ve been issued an award ! cheers DC

  7. Thank you DonCharisma !!! i was nominated in “I’m Not Featured On Freshly Pressed” Award .. Love the idea.. You`re so great!! Happy blogging! Have a nice day. God bless 🙂

  8. Hi, there.. I was just nominated for the NOT Featured on Freshly Pressed Award by Kim Saeed at Let Me Reach. In so many ways this blogging award means more than being on Freshly Pressed, because it’s coming from those in your community… people with whom you have connected. Such a good idea to give some love to those who we think SHOULD be on Freshly Pressed but may never get there.

    1. Hey Marie, that’s lovely and really embraces the idea of what the award is for 🙂

      Great to hear from you, here’s to the 99.9% that won’t make it onto Pressly Freshed …

      Warm regards

      DC

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