Celebrate Your Milestones

Once in a while, it’s important to stop, catch your breath, and look at your accomplishments before you move on to the next thing — to put a stake in the ground that says, “I made it this far!”

Today, we’re rolling out a couple of notifications to help you celebrate your blog activity milestones. From now on, whenever you hit a milestone for how many followers your blog has (5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and beyond), you’ll get a badge:

We also created badges to celebrate when you receive lots of likes from visitors:

In addition to celebrating your achievements, we wanted to notify you when you’ve had a particularly good day for receiving likes or new followers. From now on, we’ll let you know of your best days for such activity:

Keep in mind that we’ve only started counting your best days this March.

We all blog for different reasons. Some might chronicle their travel adventures, others might detail their culinary undertakings. If you find a post or a blog you enjoyed, like it or follow the blog — your action might send them a badge and make them smile. It’s easy to find great new blogs to follow using the Reader.


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  1. troy

    Motivation and encouragement through a badge …didn’t I get this in elementary school?

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  2. creativetherapydesignstudio

    Very cool 🙂 Something to look forward to….

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  3. aziskamal

    Reblogged this on aziskamal and commented:
    🙂 i like

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  4. rhondaricardo

    I have always liked getting stickers for my work! I can’t wait till tomorrow to see if there’s a surprise!! ;D

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  5. The Blazing Trail

    wow!

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  6. Aisha

    OMG I.love.this. Yay WP! Congratulations on another milestone in WP’s excellent gadgets! This is perfect; just what I needed haha.

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  7. changeversations

    Thanks WP for letting me know how my followers and visitors interact across my blog. Received a couple of milestones today. My followers and visitors are the best. 🙂 This tool is another encouragement for me to keep blogging. It’s great to have a snapshot of all the “Likes” I’m getting.

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  8. Sunshine

    Very sweet addition! Thank you WordPress staff! You are simply charming!

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  9. greatgreths

    just wonderful. 🙂

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  10. greatgreths

    Reblogged this on the unbearable lightness of being me. and commented:
    another great feature by wordpress. 🙂

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  11. Twinkle with the feisty4poo-mix dogs

    Reblogged this on Vanilla Bean: clad-n-cute and commented:
    yay! pretty badges…

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  12. firmanzyach

    i like t

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  13. adelium

    this is a celebrate news….

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  14. lordiel

    Awesome!!! How much better does it get???!!! Love & Light ;o)

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  15. Ilham

    wordpress knows how to embrace its users. as always. 🙂

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  16. icittadiniprimaditutto

    Reblogged this on i cittadini prima di tutto.

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  17. valjetakoci

    Just continue, you are the best!!! ♥

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  18. secret160

    Great design

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  19. red rabbit skills services

    Thanks great idea.

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  20. beeinspirednetwork

    Reblogged this on beeinspirednetwork.

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  21. Tyler

    Reblogged this on White Noise.

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  22. gabrielastefan

    Great idea! Thanks for your amazing on-going improvements!That reminds me of childhood. When I did a good thing my teacher reward us with a star, a circle, something sweet. Great idea. Gabriela

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  23. anaberbakov-anee

    Nice and like! 😉

    BRGD from Anee

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  24. shamusoconner

    Neat!

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  25. rainy54

    Bravo – good action

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  26. Food Forays

    This could be a twisted thing… I’d feel great if I received a badge, but inadequate that I didn’t! LOL I really love how hard you guys work to make WordPress such a great place to be though, and I’m proud to have my fledgling blog here 🙂

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  27. Sarah

    Thank you wordpress.. you make a fun activity even more rewarding!

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  28. simonhamer

    Nice new feature. I hope most agree.

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  29. raincoaster

    Will we be calling it WPout?

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  30. spazzedmylife

    Thats a brilliant idea :):)

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  31. donnatudehope51

    seriously, you get badges for having followers and likes etc? I am just enjoying blogging. I don’t need rewarded for how many followers I have because at this point in time, I think I only have two, and those two are my daughters.

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  32. Maur Lougen

    Wow – Scotty2269, people can’t have opinions different from yours? Joen – thanks for your answer but I don’t want to have to turn off my “likes” just to not get badges I didn’t ask for and don’t want. I like to know when people like what I’ve written, but I don’t need it tallied and reported back to me. I can keep count if I want. Perhaps there’s a blog site out there more in tune with what I want out of a blog.

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  33. ToWriteDown

    Great!

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  34. knitnrun4sanity

    Great incentive – some of them seem a long way off!

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  35. Gaby

    Thank you for celebrating the milestones! It’s a fun way to encourage bloggers to give the best!
    I want to thank highly the wonderful experience I’ve had since I started my blog.
    WordPress encourages us and supports us to be better in writing and designing our blog.
    All the tools at our disposal makes our experience more enjoyable.
    Thank you very much!
    A star for you all ★

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  36. quickhakker

    whens that gonna come on my blog

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  37. thatallmayheal

    Like Girl Scouts, but without the cookies.

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  38. Karen Zeigler

    Love the idea. Always been a sucker for awards and love the affirmation of my work. For those days when i don’t feel like writing it will certainly be incentive to keep after it.

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  39. actman237

    I love your post.

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  40. rmsocialmedia

    as a new blogger on WordPress, I really need this motivation!!!

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  41. cordialdo
  42. paulainafrica

    Guys, keep it up. I am brand new here, and you have made blogging so easy for this non techie. THANKS!

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  43. nalub7

    GREAT, VERY GOOD!

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  44. ungated

    Great feature. Recently moved to wordpress from posterous and I’m glad I made the change. WordPress seems a much nicer environment for writing my blog and discovering others. Thanks

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  45. catch62

    Thanks for the information to the people that have blogs. I myself have been bloging for a year now and find it to be interesting and for those who are starting out don’t give up. I have tried and tested ever plugin some work and some don’t I browse web for information that would help those in the topics there
    looking for There have been blogs that I’d visit that had very little on them but still had good ideas. I have been following you’re blog and you have been putting out good information. I do believe that communicating with others is the best teacher. For now I will have to say keep up the good work
    “Thanks For All”

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  46. Maggie ♥

    Awesome! 😀 It’s a nice encouragement. :mrgreen:

    ~M~

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  47. yousef59

    I like this…Thanks!

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  48. MindMindful

    You wordpress people are SO friggin’ awesome! I love these badges ……….thank you

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  49. stephenedwards425

    There is a reason why I chose wordpress.com has my blog site. Thank you.

    Be encouraged!

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  50. khrystleraine

    And will these badges be able to be HIDDEN if we do not strive for recognition? …khrys…

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  51. omwaombara

    Thank you. Motivating.

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  52. slyvioletflower

    I`m new at blogging and already loving it!

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  53. Agus Hadi

    Those badges make you feel “how cool are you”. But I think I still like the stat for now.

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  54. mothcaterpillar

    Just got my little “award” for reaching 10 followers today! Soooo cooool! Thank you!

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  55. Karl

    These are awesome. Thanks so much 🙂

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  56. susanwritesat

    Reblogged this on susanwritesat.

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  57. plotmash

    Excellent feature!

    How about some ‘anti-stars’, for example: number of days with no visits, complete weeks without a view etc? It would give me something to celebrate on my spectacularly unpopular blog :-)….

    Just kidding (with the second bit that is, the ‘excellent feature’ stands…)

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  58. themissadventurejournals

    This is so great. We all need a little encouragement now and then. Earning badges will certainly bring out my competitive side though!

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  59. Woman

    Nifty!!! Thanks!

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  60. eof737

    What an awesome idea. I got a taste of it yesterday and loved it. TY! 🙂

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  61. katharinetrauger

    Thanks for this, WP!
    May we copy/paste the badge onto our site, if we want?

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  62. truthaboveallreligions

    Hay, I got a 500th like badge. Cool!!! I hope it’s not tacky to post this. Thanks for the badge. It is a good motivator. I post everyday, a commitment I try to keep. Take care.

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  63. northernhomesteader

    Great new features – keep ’em coming!

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  64. mikky986

    very nice feature……….

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  65. voiceof1cries

    Appears to be a nice deal… a little positive encouragement never hurt anyone. (I’m just starting out so I don’t know what all to look forward to yet. I do know it will be rewarding for me – and hopefully for those that may choose to follow us. Thanks!

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  66. Albizia

    A lot of blogger will get a pat on the back for being awesome which they already know they are. On the other hand, insignificant bloggers like me will feel even worse about themselves for not being able to reach any milestones. Why do we always have to compete for attention, no matter what we do?

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  67. advgrrls

    I like the idea showing a badge for the amount of hits to the site as well… 😉

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  68. Scott Fillmer

    these badges and such shouldn’t mean anything to us, nor should stats, but for some reason it just keeps us going, gives us a boost of momentum to write again… Foursquare does this and I love it. It’s so meaningless you have to love it 🙂

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  69. drewboy69

    Great to have it! Keeps us inspired to go on.

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  70. illus123

    veyr useful feature to everyone

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  71. hugomiztli

    Reblogged this on hugomiztli and commented:
    Rifadote.

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  72. starlaschat

    That’s a Fun New feature. I wanted to stop by and say how much I’ve enjoyed the notification feature! Loved it so much I even had to talk about the notification feature in a post. I’m glad I have the opprotunity to stop by and say Hat Off to You! Looking forward to finding the new followers feature.

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  73. gvb1210mine

    /*
    Absolutely Kool!

    I think it’s good encouragement for our continuity and continued recognition for our written accomplishments.

    Keep it comin.’

    Peace and Love,

    Greg.
    */

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  74. elanvitals

    Badges? It is the little things in life that bring us the most joy….. lol Thanks guys for new and innovative ways to make me smile!

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  75. Baku Kadampa

    great idea, thanks 🙂

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  76. 360hcopa

    Microsoft started achievments on XBOX 360 almost six years ago – now it is everywhere!

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  77. christrocks

    Great addition, WordPress!

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  78. thethreesixtyfiveproject

    So far every day has been my best day! What an awesome feel-good feature 🙂

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  79. valpapauran

    love it

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  80. Cathy

    Awesome!

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  81. mdillondesigns

    Grateful for this. It was a pick-me-up for me today when I saw I had 10 Likes on blog! I had no idea. It made me smile. 🙂

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  82. neverending1

    I like this. Kudos to whoever thought of this.

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  83. anthonyvenable110

    Reblogged this on anthonyvenable110 and commented:
    I agree that one ought to enjoy the effort they have put forth

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  84. AntonVeenstraTextiles

    I frankly don’t need this on my blog page. It would be gr8 if you made it easy for us to remove it from our blogs.

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  85. Kira

    Reblogged this on Kira Moore's Closet.

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  86. Struan

    Reblogged this on Struan.

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  87. Donkey Whisperer Farm

    I love it, great job WordPress team

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  88. jessiethought

    All these small improvements that you, WordPress, makes, are the great improvements. 🙂

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  89. saifthesquarepeg

    I am a new blogger. would someone tell me how this works please?

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    • Joen A.

      When you blog, you receive notifications on your doings around WordPress.com. These show up in the little number button in the top right corner, in your toolbar. Once in a while, you’ll receive enough likes or followers to earn a badge. It’ll show up there, among other notifications.

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      • saifthesquarepeg

        thank Joen
        I do get the likes but no badges for clicks or reads etc. is there something i need to do in the setting?

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        • Joen A.

          There are no settings and nothing to do, just follow and like milestone badges when more than 5 people follow you, or more than 5 people like your posts. If you have a lot of activity, the badge notifications might already have dropped off the notification menu.

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  90. bryan o'shea

    love this big time! i’m 2 months into blogging and since my followers are still in the single digits, it’s the love of my content and those 5 post goal meters that i still keep the blogging fires burning. these new features should keep me going for a while! 😀

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  91. Jan Deelstra

    I just got my 50th follower, but I haven’t seen any of these ‘milestones’ show up on my page. What am I missing here?
    Thanks for the incentives. 🙂

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  92. Mario Valencia (@dijuntito1)

    ¡ I liked ¡

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  93. Nishant

    Thanks, motivation is really needed

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  94. ilovefacebookgood

    Reblogged this on ilovefaceebookgood.

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  95. Cheryl Turtlemoon

    oooh excellent!!!! This sounds fun… Ill have to work harder on my blog – Im liking the idea of Stars, LOL! 🙂

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  96. GaurangP62

    Reblogged this on gaurangp and commented:
    बहुत बढिया

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  97. aubjamesmusic1

    Reblogged this on Aubjamesmusic1's Blog.

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  98. aubjamesmusic1

    Well if there is a badge for the new trending upcoming artist ( entertainment category) I definitely want to be in that!

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  99. recipesbyruth

    Reblogged this on recipesbyruth and commented:
    Thank you Word Press!!

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  100. sofiabechir

    THANKS

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