Brand new blog award …. NOT FEATURED ON WP’s FRESHLY PRESSED!!


January 4, 2014

Patty … Petite Magique …. from has nominated “It Is What It Is” for a brand new award:

The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award!


This award has been created by the great Don Charisma from

The link to his creation of this award is here:


Thank you so much for this award Patty, my dear friend! I will proudly display and show this award on my blog! I accept it with the intention that it has been created. It’s also brought a smile to my face!!


I agree with Patty wholeheartedly.

In her own words: “This award is supposed to be fun! (I love fun!) Not to offend in any way. Personally, it made me smile and I love to smile!”

I am giving a secret away: I really don’t know what “Freshly Pressed” means! I’ve seen it, though ….

I will take this opportunity now to tell all that it doesn’t matter to me to be included in Word Press “Freshly Pressed” section. What matters to me is that people are reading my posts, liking them, reblogging them and learning from them.

My goal is clearly stated on “It Is What It Is:

“My knowledge is “eclectic” – a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I’m interested in news – reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse – the “wrongly” affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I’m open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability.”


DON CHARISMA In his own words:


Main link:

This is a new award freshly pressed today. No one else has these badges on their blog, so it’s EXCLUSIVE to

The idea is entirely my own, I created the award because I’m not on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed (FP) and probably 99.99% of other bloggers aren’t either. Seems some are envious that they aren’t on FP, others couldn’t care less about FP. It’s seen as an elite accolade in WordPress circles, if you’re on it, you’re at the top table, you’ve made it, you’re in the VIP, “THE” clique. Others will certainly get on their hands and knees and pay homage to you, you clever so and so. Or NOT as the case may be.

To get “made” (reminds me of Goodfellas) as a “Freshly Pressed” blog, your post and blog have to pass human editors. I’m guessing their equation includes a fairly stringent politically correctness checks, moral decency checks and a popularity gauge. Viral posts will have more chance of getting onto FP. And of course there are some special sauce ingredients – I don’t know what they are, could be masonic handshakes or bizarre initiation ceremonies involving donkeys, for all I know.

Either way most of us won’t ever get on “Freshly Pressed”, so I’ve created this award for a little bit of fun, mostly.

I’ve freshly pressed you a new badge, well four in fact so you can choose, yay. They aren’t available anywhere else, so get them whilst they’re freshly pressed.                      

If you don’t accept Awards then please pass on to someone else who may like it or just know it’s the thought that counts.


Section 1

Directions for you to accept the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”.

2. Write a blog post and tell us the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3. Include in your blog post a paragraph about why you’d like to be on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed OR a paragraph on why you couldn’t care less about Freshly Pressed. Up to you …..

4. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badge!)

5. Come over and say hello to the originator of the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award” via this link:

6. And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award, and then PROUDLY display the award on your blog.

7. If you ever do get officially “Freshly Pressed” then take down this award badge and display the official “Freshly Pressed” badge instead.


Section 2

Why I’d like to be on Freshly Pressed (or not)

Hmmm, I actually don’t know. Lol. It would be nice to get Freshly Pressed, I guess, but I never really thought about it. Blogging is something I do to give my mind a little playground to fool around so I can stay a bit sane the rest of the time! I love to meet new friends, I love to read new stuff, that’s what makes blogging fun for me! And I do love this badges Don made, so I don’t know if I want to take them down if I ever get Freshly Pressed!

Section 3

The Badges (yes, you can choose!)


Section 4

I’m awarding this “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award” to: (please forgive me if I award you and you are already Freshly Pressed! Lol) If you are not Freshly Pressed yet, I think you should!




 My nominees for the “I’m Not Featured on the Freshly Pressed Award” are:

Becki ……

Joy ….

Jade ….

Xena ….

Stephanie … .

Darcey ….

John ….

Kitty ….

Michael ….

Barbara ….


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