20 February 2012
I continue to feel as though I am in a perpetual state of floating, similar to the photograph that I took on Friday. As I compose this post, I know that my free fall is happening–the slow descend to feet planted firmly on the ground, leveled by the “gravity” of reality. After the photo shoot I found that one of my posts (“Longwood Gardens Photo Shoot, Part Two: Orchid Extravaganza”) was selected for Freshly Pressed, which appears on WordPress’ Homepage. Serendipitously, this photograph that I shot for the weekly challenge exemplifies my emotions over the last few days.
I must say that it is a glorious ride, and one whose exhilaration is the gift that keeps on giving. Mostly, the photo challenge gives me the opportunity to THANK my new Followers, and those who visited my blog over the weekend and today. I am grateful and truly humbled. I am amazed at the power of “Freshly Pressed” to bring so many wonderful people onto my site. As I told those who commented, I am appreciative. To everyone who “Liked” the post, each one brought me a cheerful smile. The experience is really beyond reasonable excitement. THANKS, THANKS, THANKS.
So now I must slowly cruise down toward a normal existence, and continue to bring my personal vision to Lens and Pens by Sally. Thanks for joining me.
Note: As always I welcome comments about any part of this post or blog. During this dramatic journey (which is still happening) as the “Freshly Pressed,” my curiosity was peaked: How did I get selected? There really is no clear answer, but I searched for a clue or two. If you’re interested, see the post by WordPress that outlines some criteria: http://en.support.wordpress.com/five-ways-to-get-featured-on-freshly-pressed/