Perhaps you’re feeling particularly adventurous. You should check out the new “Surprise Me” feature.
To activate, go to your Personal Settings page, check the appropriate box, and save.
I’m not going to tell you exactly what it does. If you’re open to new things and serendipitity in your blogging life try leaving it on as you go about your normal blogging activities of posting, commenting, checking your stats, and such, and see what pops up.
Enjoy the weekend, let me know what you think, and on Monday I’ll be able to reveal more.
Update 1: This was the result of a collaboration with the artist Evan Roth at the Rhizome Seven on Seven event, where we just presented it. As I said, there will be more on Monday in the New York Times. :)
- Apr 17, 2010 @ 7:04 am
I’m sooo anticipating the surprise, whatever it is. I think you should have more events like this! It’ll keep our blogging lives more fun!
When I posted a few hours ago. Under the private or public option there was a setting “This post is super-awesome”…
I guess that it is related with “Surprise me” setting.
I found something. Under new post at the publish box. There’s a small check box for “This post is super-awesome”. Still figuring out what this does.
This is thrilling! I’m in for a surprise ^_^b
As if using WordPress wasn’t already fun enough!!! You guys…XXX
Activated it. Wonders what’s the surprise is gonna be. =) Hope it’s nothing TOO shocking =P
Can’t wait… I hope it’ll be something we could use on our blogs… and not some scary stuff… you know those videos that make you focus then a ghost or monster face comes at ya… AIKS! Happy surprise to WordPress team!
Oh yay! I thought I’ve received my share of surprises for one day when I actually baked gingerbread without releasing inferno or gasmask-worthy fumes in the kitchen!
Ah, I love these days. :)
Very spooky my friend. Holding my breath!!
Me too activated.. But let us knw whts the real surprise behind this “surprise me” ?
It might be a trap. I think I’ll sit this one out.
Hmmz.. what is it ??
Okay, checked the box. Now I hope the surprise isn’t that my blog will end up as a big fiery ball in space or something like that ;-)
ticked it… surpise me………… :D
Oh, why not?
Ok at least it’s not April Fool’s day so this has to be a good thing………..right? Either way I’m in..
Where is my surprise ??? Or it’ll take whole damn weekend, oh my God I can’t wait for so long……… Ehhh hurry let me know what is the surprise.
Ok… so I have this ‘Surprise Me’ setting activated, and when I blogged about it [redacted by management :)] … very strange.
Ok for FUN! But just don’t go promising a whole bunch of Cash and then say “just kidding!”
Fun mode activated!
OK nu har jag aktiverat mig!
Väntar med spänning på din överraskning!
I’m ready to be surprised!
I’m scared! I’m caught inbetween. To check or not to check. Argh, the suspense is too much!
I activated it too, and now just waiting something to happen ;)
wow O_O !!!
Surprised at least once so far. We’ll see if I continue to like surprises as I keep posting.
Bet I’m going to regret it ;)
Anyone got something unusual? Just activated it and instead of getting surprise, I get this itching curiosity.
I’m in a playful mood, so I just ticked the box and saved it. And am now waiting in breathless anticipation!
I know now :D:D:D:D
I did it as well! Looking for what the surprise is now :)
Okay, I hit it… aaand.. Nothing. Yet. :O
Is this ‘Surprise Me’ feature only on hosted blogs? My free version does not show it.
No frontal nudity, please.
I put my faith in you Matt from WordPress! This better not be some sort of delayed April fools… x
I have activated Surprise me feature. I guess things won’t go other way… :)
Enabled. But, I don’t see anything!
Oh wonderful – ten time more hits on my site – what a surprise :mrgreen:
Thx.. I ‘ll be try
Cant resist! Activated!
OK, I’m going for it too. I think WordPress is fabulous too.
well let’s try…
Love surprises! Great way to start the weekend even though the “surprise” is still officially, a surprise! :)
Okay…I turned it on…*braces herself*
Curious about it… ^.^ Now checked. Dunno for what but thanks !
Somehow, I feel more, I don’t know…is human the word I’m looking for here?
I hope this doesn’t embarrass me in front of my reading audience…
April 1st was over two weeks ago…
Okay, I checked the “Surprise Me” box. Now what? I’m still waiting …
cool! i’m ready to open it.
Activated, wonder what it isssss >.<
What is going to be the surprise !
Checked the box. Waiting… I hope the surprise isn’t that “nothing happens”.
Well, umm . . . I did it, but now I can’t get into my site–I’m stuck on the dashboard, and things have disappeared. Or–have they just been rearranged? I’ll have to check it out.
Oh, okay–I clicked my way around and everything started to show up again–including the ‘visit site’ feature. Guess it’s all fun and games from here:).
I’ve done the activation man! Hope this really turns out to be a “Surprise Me” feature.
I don’t like surprises so I’ll keep punching the numbers in: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42…
What if it’s just a joke with no real surprise at all? :-) mmm, never mind, I’ve just activated it
Good morning Matt:
Thank you for the Surprise!….:)
that sounds intriguing. let’s see what is it :o
Still waiting. Dang it, surprise me.
A good way to make me more anxious about WordPress. I hope it’s worthwhile when it finally comes out!
Ok, I’m doing this… This is so surprising!
Ahh… I’m beginning to see it…
Thank you! I am intrigued…and in my book any surprise big or small is a wonderful thing.
Well, as long as it is a good surprise, I can do without the bad ones ;-)
Checking my blog stats has become fun! :)