I have been a fan of the Daily Prompt from the start. Well, maybe not from the outset. First I had to find my way around but then, after I had found it, that’s when I was hooked. I learned what a pingback was and I learned to link a post and finally, I was a proud blogger and a member of the Daily Prompt community.
Back then -about three years ago- the prompts were asked in the form of questions. It was so much fun. There were always a few knuckleheads who abused the prompt but 90% stayed on target, and that was the magic of it. It was not just about writing, it was also about reading.
I spent hours reading other blogger’s answers and I enjoyed the different approaches to the same subject.
Then, somebody at WordPress must have lost interest, and they repeated the same daily prompt questions over and over. Many good writers left, the ones that stayed complained a bit, and finally, we were heard.
All of a sudden we were given a daily word, and it all went downhill from there.
The last two days I tried to read some of the replies to the given prompt, and it was almost painful, it put me sound asleep.
Many -too many- bloggers don’t even bother with the prompt at all. They write what the want to, and use the space to promote their own blog mercilessly. Medical advice, fitness instructions, unrelated animal pictures and even cooking recipes can be found on a daily base.
There are even some who publish multiple posts – needless to say, none of them are subject related.
I wish someone at WordPress would clean up this mess, but I know better. I could have very well posted a photograph of my naked behind, and still, nobody would care.