Freshly Pressed Ping

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So last night, in my sleep-deprived, mentally frustrated state, I dashed off a post – Revenge of the Ping – about how the Ping totally ruined my plans for yesterday. I totally didn’t expect it to get featured on the Freshly Pressed section of WordPress.com, generating more than 5,000 hits, 74 comments and 79 followers (and counting!) in a single day! Woweeee!

Ironically, today was my biggest Ping day ever with my WordPress app buzzing every other minute and my inbox flooding with WordPress notifications. Lots of people also commented that the only way to stumble across my post was to submit to… the Ping. Oh, the irony of it all 😀

Something struck me while I was reading through the comments: We could be from anywhere in the world, but we’re all pretty much the same when it comes to situations like these. EVERYONE’S been hit by the Ping before and screwed up their plans, so don’t feel too bad about it if it happens to you. Take a breather, then switch off your phone and your chats and your email client, work on that to-do list, and hunker down and work your way through it. Guilt never got anyone anywhere.

(Pretty much everyone also agrees that the phone stack is an awesome idea, and quite a few people share my distaste for Justin Bieber’s single “Boyfriend”. So that totally made my day.)

So anyways, I just wanted to say thank you. Really. It’s superduper encouraging to know that there are actually people who appreciate the stuff I write about here. (When I first started blogging I got kinda worried that the only people who would be reading this blog is some drunk college kid trying to google how to fry an egg at 4am.) A friend told me that sometimes people just need to get reminded about the painfully obvious things that we forget – which are sometimes the ones that would help us the most.

So thank you for the encouragement and the love! I’ll keep blogging as much as I can. Leave a comment if there are any personal finance / rich life topics you’d like me to write about – I read every one 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Freshly Pressed Ping

  1. Wow. That was pretty cool! When I commented yesterday I thought “oh gee, look at that, no comments…” but no! There was a ton only waiting for your moderation! Ha! And you ended up getting pinged and pinged and pinged. Oh the sweet irony!

  2. Congrats on the Freshly Pressed! And I LOVE the phone stack. I actually couldn’t be bothered to get another cell phone when I moved countries and the freedom is awesome! But of course I go to dinner/lunch/breakfast with people who do have a cell and sometimes this results in me checking out the ceiling of the restaurant. Gotta do the phone stack! (Oh and I don’t even know Justin Bieber, does that make it sound like I am living under a rock?)

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  4. I am an expert procrasctinator, and your article chalked up the recipe to getting over it. Now I just have to spend some time checking out your blog for a post on motivation…. 🙂 Congratulations on being “freshly pressed”!

  5. I stumbled across your little Ping story last night and came back to re-read it this morning in a fresher state. First of all, congrats on the Freshly Pressed selection. Secondly, I completely understand what you mean when you feel as though you could just be writing to yourself (as I feel the same) so it’s great to see you got some recognition! I guess now all there is to do is keep up the good work and make the most of the promotion.

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