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Do you often read articles on the web that make you think “Wow, I’d totally like to blog about that. Like, right now!”
If you use our Press This service, then you can do just that, making it very easy to update your blog while browsing the web. After you install Press This, a little “W” or the words “Press This” will appear in your browser’s toolbar, and anytime you’re reading any web page that you would like to share or discuss in a blog post, click the Press This tool. Presto! An edit window pops up with a pre-filled headline and a link to the page you were reading. In action, it looks something like this:
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Today I stumbled across a post while surfing our Photography tag page, written by a woman who is a professional ophthalmic photographer. Meaning, she takes photos of eyeballs. Now, that’s no ordinary job, so I immediately started hoping the post was Freshly Pressed worthy, and it was! Let’s discuss why:
First, she explains what her job is like, putting her readers in her shoes for a day. She even gives her readers a brief eyeball anatomy lesson. But instead of delving into really tedious explanations of her work, she cuts to the chase, and gets to the “meat” of the post: her incredible photos.
For each photo, she again tells us what we’re looking at. The weird black bolt of lightening? That’s a blocked blood vessel. The cloud-like glowing orbs? That’s inflammation after a car accident. Wow, who knew? And better yet: These are her photos, not someone else’s that appeared in a magazine somewhere, or on another web site. It’s original content, straight from the source. I love that.
But most of all, I love the “who knew?” factor I got when I read her post, and I wanted to share it with the world. And I now would like to ask all of you: What’s your job like? You might not take photos of eyeballs, but I bet you’ve got something unique and interesting to share, too.
Have you put your heart and soul into many of your entries, only to watch them sink to the bottom of your blog and eventually disappear on to the second page, where they’re now collecting dust?
These 5 widgets will help bring your old posts back to life by making them more accessible to your readers: