Everyone’s a Winner with WordPress’s “Surprise Me” Mode

Those wee gerbils running WordPress.com  The amazing staff of WordPress, who I’m certain are soon going to put me on Freshly Pressed (i.e., the home page of WordPress), sure do have a sense of humor.

Don’t know what I’m talking about? Try updating your settings. Go to Users > Personal, and check off the first box (“Fun: Surprise Me”):

The first thing I noticed about ‘Surprise Me’ mode was a new check box when I went to add a Post:

What differentiates a regular post from a super-awesome one, you ask? In my case, nothing.

The second thing I noticed was on the Site Stats page, a tab to “Humanize” the numbers (click on picture to enlarge):

Sadly, I don’t think I’ll ever know what fun facts they have for numbers greater than 178 (and 178 heartfelt thank you’s to “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”, by the way).

Then, today, in the ‘Track My Comments’ section, I saw this:

My guilty pleasure hat fascinator goes off to you, WordPress!

P.S. – To read the hilarious post referenced in the above Comments, click here.

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4 responses to “Everyone’s a Winner with WordPress’s “Surprise Me” Mode

  1. Wow, who knew? I gotta check it out.

  2. I’d be afraid of that “humanize” the numbers feature. Like WordPress is patronizing me. “Hey, you got 11 hits today. That’s okay, pal. 11’s a prime number, you know that? Everybody loves prime numbers! Lucas originally planned 11 installments of Star Wars. Pretty great he didn’t, though. Well, you keep at it! Go 11!”

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