Last week, we shared a few facts and figures on your prolific posting tendencies and a bit about some of the posts that recently grabbed your attention. Let’s take a look at one comedienne who’s gone viral since then and some great reading material courtesy of WordPress.com bloggers.
Traffic is nuts for The Ugly Volvo
Stand-up comic Raquel D’Apice‘s hilarious post, “A 10-Month-Old’s Letter to Santa,” just went viral. Listing all the things every 10-month-old baby truly wants for Christmas, it got picked up by The Huffington Post and Slate and has had over 4.7 million views in only eight days. The post has also been featured on Today.com, Babble, IBN Live, and Psychology Today.
“I would love a set of house keys. To eat, obviously. Only metal house keys will do. Please do not buy me plastic ones. I am not an idiot. I know that plastic house keys are not real keys.” — Item #3, “A Ten-Month-Old’s Letter To Santa.”
Oh, and Santa? The baby forgot to ask you for one more very important thing.
Speaking of acclaim, Daniel José Older‘s recent post, “Whitewashed TV isn’t Just Racist, It’s Boring!” from critical pop culture blog, The Nerds of Color, got published over at Salon.
Book launches past and future
Congratulations and hats off to author Day’s Lee, who launched her first young adult novel, Guitar Hero, recently at Babar Books in Point Claire, Québec.
Celebration is also on the table for author Russ Crandall, the blogger over at The Domestic Man. He’s got a great new cookbook, The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle, coming out on February 11th, 2014. (Be sure to mark your calendar and keep your eye on WordPress.com News for an interview with Russ closer to his book launch.) In the meantime, to whet your appetite for Russ’ cuisine, check out some of his recipes. We think the recipe for Honey and Citrus Glazed Ham, which was featured in People Magazine’s Holiday and Entertaining Issue, looks especially delicious!
We know you’re out there, making amazing things with your WordPress.com sites. Did you get a mention in the press? Got a book coming out? Let us know in the comments — we’d love to help share your accomplishments with the WordPress.com community.
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