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Freshly Pressed – Wow!

So I’m placing a brief pause on my mosaics launch (I will get there, I promise) to point out that I was “Freshly Pressed” by WordPress yesterday, and all I can say is holy cow!

The traffic poured in like I’ve never seen before.  I surpassed my highest traffic day nearly 10-fold, and the comments were a steady stream that was enough just to publish let alone respond to.  Jeeezzz, now I know what it feels like to make the big time, for a day anyway.

If the sampling of comments I received are representative, folks from all corners of the globe (excluding Antarctica and Greenland) took a peek at Oaktown Art yesterday.

I put together the little Google map below which cemented a few things in my mind:

  • My geography knowledge is seriously lacking – like where the heck is New Caledonia? (now I know) And who knew there was a Wartburg, Tennessee??  There really is, I swear.
  • My Oaktown Art map is woefully overdue for an update (internship anyone?)
  • I wish I had more time to travel to exotic and distant lands (Costa Rica, the Philippines, Indonesia, New Zealand, South Africa, the list goes on and on…)
  • And lastly, this internet thing is simply amazing 😉

Thanks to the good folks at WordPress for the kudos.

Here’s a partial list of visitors (those who commented or subscribed) for those who don’t want to click around the map:

Versailles, Ohio, United States

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Los Angeles, California, United States

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States

Miami, Florida, United States

Wappingers Falls, New York, United States

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Seoul, Kyonggi-do, Korea, Republic Of

New York, New York, United States

Auckland, New Zealand

Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

Reno, Nevada, United States

Redondo Beach, California, United States

Sakiai, Marijampoles Apskritis, Lithuania

Legaspi, Albay, Philippines

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica

Collingswood, New Jersey, United States

London, England, United Kingdom

Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Katowice, Slaskie, Poland

Huntington Beach, California, United States

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina

Boca Raton, Florida, United States

San Jose, California, United States

San Francisco, California, United States

La Canada Flintridge, California, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Denton, Texas, United States

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Miami, Florida, United States

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Hempstead, New York, United States

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait

Noumea, New Caledonia, New Caledonia

Canton, Ohio, United States

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Davao, Davao City, Philippines

Paris, Ile-de-france, France

Moreno Valley, California, United States

Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Melton Mowbray, England, United Kingdom

Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand

Carson City, Nevada, United States


Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Gilbert, Arizona, United States

Killeen, Texas, United States

Santa Barbara, California, United States

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Oakland, California, United States

Wartburg, Tennessee, United States

Fallbrook, California, United States

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Post Falls, Idaho, United States

Cullman, Alabama, United States

Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Edmonds, Washington, United States

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Torrance, California, United States

Southfield, Michigan, United States

Makati, Manila, Philippines

Dayton, Ohio, United States

Sycamore, Illinois, United States

United Kingdom


Austin, Texas, United States

Milford, Michigan, United States

Norman, Oklahoma, United States

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

Austin, Texas, United States

Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-westfalen, Germany

Vigo, Galicia, Spain

Brandon, Florida, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States


Beijing, Beijing, China

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tarrytown, New York, United States

Imola, Emilia-romagna, Italy

Geneva, Illinois, United States

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Pretty cool, eh?