… and we all know how painful that can be! (Ba-dum! Thank you ladies and germs … you’ve been great! I’ll be here all week).
But seriously folks, apparently the gang behind the curtain at WordPress.com were amused by my silly little essay about toeshoes, enough to put it on the Freshly Pressed home page! Best of all, I didn’t have to offer any money, perks or sexual favors in return! Check it out … that’s me in the lower left corner!
More honored and tickled I couldn’t be, and I’d like to thank the WordPress.com editors (and readers) for this very awesome shout-out! What a cool way to start the weekend!
thanks allan … appreciate that!
What a great honor Stephen – congrats! 🙂
Hey Danny … cheers mate!!! appreciate that!
Wow ! Congrats 🙂
Hi Vandhana … thanks for visiting, and for your very kind words!
well, thanks for that, rois! i appreciate the kind words!
Thanks Jillian … and thanks for stopping by!
Congratulations! Now prepare for the onslaught of comments. 🙂
thanks BP … appreciate that! OMG … it’s been overwhelming. I’ve been gone since 8 this morning until about an hour ago (8 PM, San Francisco time) and I’ve got 225 email in my in-box! I just skipped the comments and it’s wild! I like to reply to all comments, but this is going to be a challenge!!! (it’s pretty cool, though)
Wow! Congratulations!! It is quite an honor to be on the front page.
Hi Angeline! Thanks for that! kinda amazed by it myself.
Hi Judy … thank you for that!!!
Big congratulations! I didn’t realize that article is yours. 🙂
why, thanks much, sutira! yep, that was me, for better or worse!
LUV your blog, btw, or should i say your lounge?
Thank you for following my lounge, Stephen. See you around!
Well, the thing is I don’t like toeshoes either. So when I browsed through Freshly Pressed and saw that article with an image of such ugly-looking shoes, I automatically skipped it. Didn’t get to read it until just now. Well, it is a great post which deserves wordpress community’s attention.
Wow! Congrats Stephen.You must be proud of yourself.
Hi there, Daeng … and thank you. Yah, I’m pretty psyched!
Great! Congratulations 🙂
thanks, madhu … much appreciated!
I’m a new follower as a result and really enjoy your style of writing. Congratulations!
Hi Sandra … and thanks for the kind words. this has inspired me to start writing even more, so hopefully they’ll be lots more essays coming in the future!
Oh please do… would love to read more of your work x
Hello Ferndale!!! Thanks for the congrats! Mucho appeciado!
I think you hit a nerve with the toe shoe posting.
Congratulations! That’s quite impressive….but keep your day job in lieu of the comedy (kidding). Very cute.
LOL!!! Thanks for the nice compliment, SKE, and for the career advice … I got a million of ’em!!!
thanks so much for that, shaantz!
Hi Stephen! Congrats on getting Freshly Pressed, that’s awesome! 😀 I’m reading your review on Toe Shoes as I have been thinking of getting some so I’ll let you know my thoughts. But well done indeed! And it’s great to see how your blog has come along from when you started which I remember very well. Your hard effort has paid off!! Immie 🙂
Hi Imogen, and thanks for that! The road so far has been a lot of fun! Appreciate your kind words and continued support.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
thanks so much, and thanks for supporting my blog!
Congratulations to you. I am sorry that I missed the day you were FB. You very much deserve it. I was FP last year and I still feel honored 🙂
Hi Judy, and thank you for your kind words. I know what you mean … I’m still jazzed about it. Cheers!
Wow, that’s really great! Congratulations.
Hi Kongo … thanks for the that! Much appreciated!
Wow! congrats! 😀
Why, thank you, Ioanna! That’s much appreciated!