There’s an old expression: if you want something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself. While I adamantly disagree with the implications of that assertion — I believe the whole is so much greater than the sum of its parts — I must confess that sometimes the fact of that statement is true.
The loss of the Daily Post daily prompt left a bit of a hole in my blogging heart, despite the fountain of creative ideas I’ve had since the WordPress-run super blog hung up its boots. What was once a thriving community of bloggers having a quirky and creative prompt to chew on slowly changed. The situational irony of the past became simple one-word thoughts tossed into the either, searching for a lonely spark. And then, on precisely April 1, 2018, nothingness. It was the long, sad, lonely heat death of the daily prompt.
But as I was writing my myriad of super-specific questions, I came to a realization! I’m passionate about coming up with weird questions, quirky situations, and witty word choice! Why shouldn’t I be the one to reignite the universe of daily blogging prompts? Who’s to say these concepts can’t help others appreciate everyday life and jump-start their creative process? Everyone deserves a spark, and I can think of no better way to serve than as an optimist who’s all about finding joy in the simple things.
- We’ll post a new prompt every day at 12:00 Midnight CST/6:00 A.M. BST
- Write a post inspired by the prompt! Feel free to modify it as much as you like. It is your clay, so model it into whatever form you see fit.
- Leave a pingback to the post you’re inspired by so others can see it!
- Read/follow/comment on the works of other bloggers of the same post!
One of my favorite bloggers, lifelessons, went so far as to petition WordPress to restore the daily prompt, so I hope this comes as enjoyable news to her.
Starting tonight you’ll be seeing the very first Daily Inkling in your reader — assuming you follow Normal Happenings, of course! I look forward to seeing everyone’s creativity on display!
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