Always when I think it can’t get any worse, there is another prompt that proves me wrong. Today’s question is a great example:
“What’s messier right now — your bedroom or you computer’s desktop (or your favorite device’s home screen)? Tell us how and why it got to that state.”
You have to be kidding me right?
A. Both are messy, because I didn’t clean.
B. Neither are messy, because I did clean.
C. ZZZZZZZ can’t answer at the moment, because word press has put my brain to sleep (again).
Motion to rename THE DAILY PROMPT to:
A. Daily rerun
B. Daily Downer (thanks Marilyn)
C. Daily turn-off
What is a writing prompt, or what should it be?
Writing prompts focus on a topic or an issue, followed by questions. The purpose of an prompt is to inspire a response in the form of an essay, which will test your writing, reasoning and analysis skills.
The keyword here is “inspire”. For Heaven’s sake it can’t be that complicated. Look in your overflowing mailbox and use some of the suggestions, that are piling up in there.
I don’t feel inspired by prompts that repeat themselves over and over. WordPress….look around and see what the daily prompt’s have become. Some die-hard prompters, who stay here since years, have started to ignore the prompts all together and use them for self-promotion only. Other’s answer with a link, that points us, the reader, to an older post, that they had already written before, as an answer to the same damn question.
If we are not wanted here anymore, why don’t you man up and just say so? If the guys who run the prompts are worn out, then give the task to someone else and give them a break.
If you try to get rid of bloggers, who use this for self promotion only (what I could understand) then give them a hint. Your house, your rules…make rules. It’s not that complicated, but please don’t bore us to death.
As for me, I enjoyed the prompts until they went down hill. Some of the daily prompts were brilliant, they inspired me to write and research and I came back for more.
Once upon a time, I opened the daily prompt with excitement. These days are gone.
CHANGE IT, PLEASE~!