I am not so sure about today’s prompt. Another word has been thrown into the arena of hungry bloggers, and I am trying to figure out what it means. I am not joking; I feel confused.
Does it mean WordPress admits that the one-word prompts are a joke, or am I suppose to write down a joke that I remember?
Or maybe the real joke would be to ignore the prompt altogether and write instead about something totally different? This is done here frequently, and nobody seems to care. There seem to be no rules in place, and bloggers use (and abuse) the daily prompt anyway they want to.
Some even write openly in avoidance of the daily prompt and come back the next day to do the same thing all over again. Avoidance of avoidance?
I know it’s hard to find new readers and followers in an ocean full of so many talented bloggers but posting here just for advertisement purposes, takes the fun out of reading -at least for me.
I do wonder, does anybody from WordPress even read the answers to the prompts? Probably not because if they would, then they would react…or wouldn’t they? (Maybe today I will find out?)
The prompts are given to encourage the new and hesitant bloggers and they are the daily entertainment of some old farts -like me. We just can’t get enough, and we come back here for more because we love the daily exercise. We love to write and we love the interaction with other bloggers.
I still think that the prompts are a great idea. I am always looking forward to it, it gives me something to think about and ultimately something to write about. I love the direct comparison with other bloggers, and I am so often in AWE what they come up with but having so many “missed topics” takes the fun out of it. If this goes on, just rename it to the DAILY MARKETPLACE and don’t give out prompts at all.
How about a simple rule below the daily post:
“Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. Not sure how to participate? Here are some tips to get started.
Have fun and please, stay on topic…all other posts will be removed.”
That should do the trick don’t you think?
So, now I feel better. Now it’s time to apologize.
“Sorry if I pissed you off. I just couldn’t help it.”…. (or something like that).