Author Archives: Joy Victory

About Joy Victory

Howdy there. I'm a web editor and nature geek.

Blogger Basics: Copyright (via Reid All About It)

Here’s a good debriefing on the basics of copyright law — and how to stay in the clear when it comes to blogging. The web was buzzing last week with the news that a small freebie magazine, Cooks Source, had … Continue reading

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Tip: Do You Know How to “Press This?”

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 … Continue reading

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Introducing FoodPress (via WordPress.com News)

We couldn’t be more thrilled about this new site on WordPress.com! "Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." Those wise words are from celebrity chef Julia Child, who was never shy about following her passions in … Continue reading

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Freshly Pressed Focus: Ophthalmic Photography (via Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night)

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 … Continue reading

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Freshly Pressed Focus — Cocktail Hour: Apples to Apples

Today we are featuring “Cocktail Hour: Apples to Apples” on the homepage of WordPress.com, from the blog Shallot’s Web. What makes this post worthy of such fame and fortune? First, ’tis the season for apples, at least in the Northern … Continue reading

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Twitter Tips for Journalists (And Bloggers!)

I came across this great slideshow detailing some key tips for using Twitter if you’re a journalist. The same tips apply for bloggers, or anyone who likes to publish content online. The main message here is: Be professional. While some … Continue reading

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Freshly Pressed Now on Twitter, Too!

To make reading the top daily posts from WordPress.com even more fun and flexible, we’ve created a Twitter account that tweets all the latest picks! Follow us at http://twitter.com/freshly_pressed For those of you who prefer RSS feeds, Freshly Pressed also … Continue reading

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Q&A with Joy Victory, editorial czar at WordPress.com (via The Editor’s Desk)

Andy Bechtel, a journalism instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill interviewed me about my job today. Joy Victory is “editorial czar” at WordPress. She previously worked as an editor at About.com, and prior to that she worked at ABCNEWS.com, and several newspapers, … Continue reading

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New Twitter “Tweet Button” (via WordPress.com News)

For those of you who have been dreaming of an easier way for your readers to share your posts on Twitter, that day has come. We're pleased to announce that we've added an official Tweet Button as an option for … Continue reading

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Freshly Pressed Focus: Tweet Wisely or Forever Hold Your Peace

We selected this post for Freshly Pressed for the same basic reasons we feature any post — it was well written, engaging, and had fresh ideas — but also because the author, Frances Jones, touches upon an important point that … Continue reading

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